Stirling
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Stirling (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Mid Scotland and Fife (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Stirling shown within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population77,002 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created1999
PartyScottish National Party
MSPEvelyn Tweed
Council areaStirling

Stirling is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) covering part of the council area of Stirling. 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.

The seat has been held by Evelyn Tweed of the Scottish National Party since the 2021 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, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, North East Fife, Perthshire North, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire.

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

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. For the 2005 United Kingdom general election Scottish Westminster constituencies were generally replaced with new larger constituencies whilst Scottish Parliament constituencies were left unchanged, meaning Holyrood and Westminster constituencies no longer aligned. The Stirling Westminster constituency was slightly enlarged and now includes all of the Stirling council area.[2]

The constituency boundaries were altered ahead of the 2011 Scottish Parliament election by the first periodical review of Scottish Parliament constituencies. The rest of Stirling council area is represented by the Clackmannanshire and Dunblane constituency.

The electoral wards used in the creation of Stirling are listed below. All of these wards are in Stirling council area:[3]

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Sylvia Jackson Labour
2007 Bruce Crawford SNP
2021 Evelyn Tweed

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Stirling[4][5]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Evelyn Tweed 19,882 48.6 Increase0.9 15,779 38.5 Decrease1.3
Conservative Dean Lockhart[a] 12,987 31.8 Increase3.8 11,977 29.2 Increase0.5
Labour Chris Kane 6,556 16.0 Decrease4.1 6,019 14.7 Decrease2.7
Green 4,306 10.5 Increase2.2
Liberal Democrats Fayzan Rehman 1,466 3.6 Decrease0.5 1,381 3.4 Increase0.1
Alba 668 1.6 New
All for Unity 246 0.6 New
Scottish Family 228 0.6 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 97 0.2 New
Freedom Alliance 114 0.3 New
Reform UK 63 0.2 New
Renew 11 0.0 New
Libertarian 73 0.2 Steady0.0
UKIP 48 0.1 Decrease1.4
Independent Martin Keatings 16 0.0 New
Independent Mercy Kamanja 0 0.0 New
Majority 6,895 16.8 Decrease2.9
Valid Votes 40,891 41,026
Invalid Votes 199 71
Turnout 41,090 69.3 Increase8.8 41,097 69.3 Increase6.0
SNP hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Stirling[6]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Bruce Crawford[a] 16,303 47.7 Decrease1.2 13,636 39.8 Decrease4.1
Conservative Dean Lockhart[b] 9,585 28.0 Increase12.8 9,836 28.7 Increase13.3
Labour Rebecca Bell 6,885 20.1 Decrease10.1 5,972 17.4 Decrease9.6
Green 2,858 8.3 Increase2.6
Liberal Democrats Elisabeth Wilson 1,416 4.1 Decrease0.2 1,139 3.3 Decrease0.2
UKIP 507 1.5 Increase0.6
RISE 162 0.5 New
Solidarity 112 0.3 Increase0.2
Libertarian 54 0.2 New
Majority 6,718 19.7 Increase1.0
Valid Votes 34,189 34,276
Invalid Votes 129 58
Turnout 34,318 61.5 Increase3.0 34,334 63.3 Increase4.8
SNP hold Swing Decrease15.4
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Elected on the party list
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Stirling[7][8]
Party Candidate Constituency Region
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Bruce Crawford[a] 14,858 48.9 N/A 13,366 43.9 N/A
Labour John Hendry 9,188 30.2 N/A 8,215 27.0 N/A
Conservative Neil Benny 4,610 15.2 N/A 4,684 15.4 N/A
Green 1,736 5.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Graham Reed 1,296 4.3 N/A 1,058 3.5 N/A
Independent (politician) Jack Black 454 1.5 N/A
Scottish Senior Citizens 306 1.0 N/A
UKIP 272 0.9 N/A
Socialist Labour 265 0.9 N/A
BNP 182 0.6 N/A
Scottish Socialist 97 0.3 N/A
Scottish Christian 89 0.3 N/A
CPA 86 0.3 N/A
Independent Andrew Roger 55 0.2 N/A
Solidarity 27 0.1 N/A
Majority 5,670 18.7 N/A
Valid Votes 30,406 30,438
Invalid Votes 109 97
Turnout 30,515 58.5 N/A 30,535 58.5 N/A
SNP win (new boundaries)
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2000s

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Stirling
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Bruce Crawford 10,447 32.0 +13.0
Labour Sylvia Jackson 9,827 30.1 −5.9
Conservative Bob Dalrymple 8,081 24.8 −1.4
Liberal Democrats Alex Cole-Hamilton 3,693 11.3 −0.3
Peace Liz Law 557 1.8 New
Majority 620 1.9 N/A
Turnout 32,625 62.3 +5.4
SNP gain from Labour Swing +9.4
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Stirling
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sylvia Jackson 10,661 36.0 −1.8
Conservative Brian Monteith 7,781 26.2 +0.6
SNP Bruce Crawford 5,645 19.0 −7.7
Liberal Democrats Kenyon Wright 3,432 11.6 +2.1
Scottish Socialist Margaret Stewart 1,486 5.0 New
Scottish People's Keith Harding 642 2.2 New
Majority 2,880 9.8 −1.3
Turnout 29,647 56.9
Labour hold Swing −2.0

1990s

1999 Scottish Parliament election: Stirling
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sylvia Jackson 13,533 37.8 N/A
SNP Annabelle Ewing 9,522 26.7 N/A
Conservative Brian Monteith 9,158 25.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Iain MacFarlane 3,407 9.5 N/A
Independent Simon Kilgour 155 0.4 N/A
Majority 3,981 11.1 N/A
Turnout 35,805
Labour win (new seat)

Footnotes

  1. ^ Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. ^ "The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland" (PDF). Boundary Commission for Scotland. December 2004. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  3. ^ "First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries Final Report" (PDF). Boundaries Scotland. May 2010. p. 93. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Constituencies A-Z: Stirling". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Scottish Parliament Election 2021". Stirling Council. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Scottish Parliament Election 2016". Stirling Council. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 Scottish Parliament election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  8. ^ "2011 Election analysis (Excel 2.37MB)". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 June 2021.