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Linlithgow (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Fiona Hyslop

Council area
West Lothian

Scottish National Party


Lieutenancy area
West Lothian

Linlithgow (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Scottish Parliament election, 1999

Linlithgow is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the Lothian 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.


Electoral region

The other eight constituencies of the Lothian region are Almond Valley, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh Southern, Edinburgh Western 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.

Constituency boundaries and council area

The West Lothian council area is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament, these are Almond Valley and Linlithgow.

The Linlithgow 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 Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.

The electoral wards used in this seat are:

  • In full: Linlithgow, Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh, Bathgate and Armadale, Blackridge
  • In part: Whitburn, Blackburn (shared with Almond Valley)
  • Election results

    Liberal Democrats and National Front both gained under 5% of the vote and thus lost their deposit

    Members of the Scottish Parliament

  • 1999 - 2011 : Mary Mulligan, Labour
  • 2011 - : Fiona Hyslop, SNP
  • References

    Linlithgow (Scottish Parliament constituency) Wikipedia

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