Mid Fife and Glenrothes (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Mid Fife and Glenrothes 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, 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.

Mid Fife and Glenrothes
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Mid Fife and Glenrothes shown within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created2011
PartyScottish National Party
MSPJenny Gilruth
Council areaFife

Created in 2011, the constituency comprises most of the previous Central Fife constituency which was abolished for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

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.

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:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
2011 Tricia Marwick Scottish National Party
Presiding Officer
2016 Jenny Gilruth Scottish National Party

Election results

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Fife and Glenrothes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Jenny Gilruth 15,555 54.5 +2.2
Labour Kay Morrison 7,279 25.5 -10.9
Conservative Alex Stewart-Clark 4,427 15.5 +9.1
Liberal Democrats Jane-Ann Liston 1,286 4.5 +2.1
Majority 8,276 29.0 +13.1
Turnout 26,313 53.8 +4.6
SNP hold Swing +2.2
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Mid Fife and Glenrothes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Tricia Marwick 13,761 52.3 N/A
Labour Claire Baker 9,573 36.4 N/A
Conservative Allan Smith 1,676 6.4 N/A
Scottish Senior Citizens Jim Parker 673 2.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Callum Leslie 630 2.4 N/A
Majority 4,188 15.9 N/A
Turnout 26,313 48.6 N/A
SNP win (new seat)


Preceded by
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Constituency or Region represented by the Presiding Officer
2011-2016
Succeeded by
West Scotland
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