Mid Fife and Glenrothes
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Mid Fife and Glenrothes.png
Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Mid Fife and Glenrothes shown within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population69,415 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created2011
PartySNP
MSPJenny Gilruth
Council areaFife

Mid Fife and Glenrothes is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) covering part of the council area of Fife. 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 the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole. Created in 2011, the constituency comprises most of the previous Central Fife constituency which was abolished for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

The seat has been held by Jenny Gilruth of the Scottish National Party since the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.

Electoral region

See also: Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

The other eight constituencies of the Mid Scotland and Fife region are Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, North East Fife, Perthshire North, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire and Stirling.[2]

The region covers all of the Clackmannanshire council area, all of the Fife council area, all of the Perth and Kinross council area and all of the Stirling council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area

Fife is represented in the Scottish Parliament by five constituencies, Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Mid Fife and Glenrothes and North East Fife. The seat of Mid Fife and Glenrothes is formed from the following electoral wards, all of which are part of Fife:[3]

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
2011 Tricia Marwick SNP
Presiding Officer
2016 Jenny Gilruth SNP

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Fife and Glenrothes[4][5]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Jenny Gilruth[a] 18,115 55.4 Increase0.9 15,877 48.5 Decrease2.1
Labour Altany Craik 7,881 24.1 Decrease1.4 6,326 19.3 Decrease2.9
Conservative David MacPhee 4,500 13.8 Decrease1.7 5,654 17.3 Increase0.8
Green 1,787 5.5 Increase1.5
Liberal Democrats Jane Liston 1,789 5.5 Increase1.0 1,570 4.8 Increase1.2
Alba 535 1.6 New
All for Unity 322 1.0 New
Scottish Family Steve Saunders 385 1.2 New 220 0.7 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 113 0.3 New
Freedom Alliance 106 0.3 New
Libertarian 68 0.2 Steady0.0
Reform UK 60 0.2 New
UKIP 41 0.1 Decrease2.0
Independent Martin Keatings 24 0.1 New
Renew 11 0.0 New
Independent Mercy Kamanja 3 0.0 New
Majority 10,234 31.3 Increase2.3
Valid Votes 32,670 32,717
Invalid Votes 70 40
Turnout 32,740 59.9 Increase6.1 32,757 59.9 Increase6.1
SNP hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Fife and Glenrothes[5]
Party Candidate Constituency Region
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Jenny Gilruth 15,555 54.5 Increase2.2 14,495 50.6 Increase0.9
Labour Kay Morrison 7,279 25.5 Decrease10.9 6,365 22.2 Decrease10.8
Conservative Alex Stewart-Clark 4,427 15.5 Increase9.1 4,718 16.5 Increase10.0
Green 1,140 4.0 Increase2.1
Liberal Democrats Jane-Ann Liston 1,286 4.5 Increase2.1 1,030 3.6 Increase1.4
UKIP 603 2.1 Increase1.3
Solidarity 121 0.4 Increase0.4
RISE 91 0.3 New
Libertarian 58 0.2 New
Majority 8,276 29.0 Increase13.1
Valid Votes 28,547 28,621
Invalid Votes 74 46
Turnout 28,621 53.8 Increase4.6 28,667 53.8 Increase4.6
SNP hold Swing
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Fife and Glenrothes[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Constituency Region
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Tricia Marwick[a] 13,761 52.3 N/A 13,099 49.7 N/A
Labour Claire Baker[a] 9,573 36.4 N/A 8,702 33.0 N/A
Conservative Allan Smith 1,676 6.4 N/A 1,713 6.5 N/A
Scottish Senior Citizens Jim Parker 673 2.6 N/A 587 2.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Callum Leslie 630 2.4 N/A 575 2.2 N/A
Green 493 1.9 N/A
Independent Andrew Roger 316 1.2 N/A
Socialist Labour 229 0.9 N/A
BNP 210 0.8 N/A
UKIP 205 0.8 N/A
Scottish Socialist 81 0.3 N/A
Scottish Christian 76 0.3 N/A
CPA 54 0.2 N/A
Solidarity 12 0.0 N/A
Majority 4,188 15.9 N/A
Valid Votes 26,313 26,352
Invalid Votes 108 87
Turnout 26,421 49.2 N/A 26,439 49.2 N/A
SNP win (new seat)
Notes
  1. ^ a b Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency
Preceded byGalloway and Upper Nithsdale Constituency or Region represented by the Presiding Officer 2011-2016 Succeeded byWest Scotland

References

  1. ^ Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. ^ "First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries Final Report" (PDF). Boundaries Scotland. May 2010. p. 21. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  3. ^ "First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries Final Report" (PDF). Boundaries Scotland. May 2010. p. 160. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Constituencies A-Z: Mid Fife & Glenrothes". BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "Scottish Parliamentary Results". Fife Council. 14 May 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 Scottish Parliament election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  7. ^ "2011 Election analysis (Excel 2.37MB)". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 June 2021.