Stirling (Scottish Parliament constituency)
Stirling 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 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.
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
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.
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. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster constituencies were generally replaced with new larger constituencies. The Stirling Westminster constituency was slightly enlarged to include all of the Stirling council area.
The electoral wards used in the creation of Stirling were:
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2007||Bruce Crawford||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Elisabeth Wilson||1,416||4.1||-0.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Graham Reed||1,296||4.3||N/A|
|SNP win (new boundaries)|
|Liberal Democrats||Alex Cole-Hamilton||3,693||11.3||-0.3|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+9.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Kenyon Wright||3,432||11.6||+2.0|
|Scottish Socialist||Margaret Stewart||1,486||5.0||N/A|
|Scottish People's||Keith Harding||642||2.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain MacFarlane||3,407||9.5||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived September 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine