North East Fife (Scottish Parliament constituency)
North East Fife is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. It is one of nine constituencies in the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
|North East Fife|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish Liberal Democrats|
The other eight constituencies of the Mid Scotland and Fife region are Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath, Kirkcaldy, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Perthshire North, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire and Stirling.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of a pre-existing Westminster (House of Commons) constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies. The Fife North East Westminster constituency was slightly enlarged.
From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the reshaped North East Fife constituency was formed from the following electoral wards:
- In full: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast, Tay Bridgehead, St Andrews, East Neuk and Landward, Cupar and Strathmiglo
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|1999||Iain Smith||Liberal Democrats|
|2011||Roderick Campbell||Scottish National Party|
|2016||Willie Rennie||Scottish Liberal Democrats|
|Liberal Democrats||Willie Rennie||14,928||43.8||+15.4|
|Liberal Democrats gain from SNP||Swing||+9.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain Smith||8,437||28.4||N/A|
|SNP win (new boundaries)|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain Smith||13,307||42.2||-3.8|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||-0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain Smith||13,479||46.0||+7.2|
|Scottish Socialist||Carlo Morelli||1,366||4.7||New|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||+6.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain Smith||13,590||37.8||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats win (new seat)|
- See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- "BBC News - Election 2011 - Scotland - Fife North East". BBC News.
- Council, Fife. "Council and democracy". www.fifedirect.org.uk.