|Edinburgh Northern and Leith|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||City of Edinburgh|
|Created from||Edinburgh North and Leith|
Edinburgh Northern and Leith is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) covering part of the council area of Edinburgh. 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 Lothian electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
Prior to the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, most of the constituency was part of the Edinburgh North and Leith constituency.
The seat has been held by Ben Macpherson of the Scottish National Party since the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.
The other eight constituencies of the Lothian region are Almond Valley, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh Southern, Edinburgh Western, Linlithgow and Midlothian North and Musselburgh.
The region includes all of the City of Edinburgh council area, parts of the East Lothian council area, parts of the Midlothian council area and all of the West Lothian council area.
Edinburgh is represented in the Scottish Parliament by six constituencies: Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh Southern and Edinburgh Western.
The Edinburgh North and Leith constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish House of Commons constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.
Since 2011, "Edinburgh Northern and Leith" has consisted of the electoral wards of:
|Liberal Democrats||Rebecca Bell||2,035||4.3||0.5||2,177||4.6||1.0|
|All for Unity||220||0.5||New|
|Freedom Alliance||Jon Pullman||314||0.7||New||180||0.4||New|
|Abolish the Scottish Parliament||78||0.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Martin Veart||1,779||4.8||4.4||1,349||3.6||2.2|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing|
|Liberal Democrats||Dan Farthing||2,836||9.2||N/A||1,805||5.8||N/A|
|All-Scotland Pensioners Party||266||0.9||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|