Mid Fife and Glenrothes (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Mid Fife and Glenrothes
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
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Mid Fife and Glenrothes shown within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
Council area Fife

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.

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


Electoral region

See also Mid Scotland and Fife Scottish Parliament region

Constituency boundaries and council area

The newly drawn seat of Mid Fife and Glenrothes is formed from the following electoral wards;

  • Glenrothes West and Kinglassie, Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch, Glenrothes Central and Thornton, Leven, Kennoway and Largo

Member of the Scottish Parliament

As Central Fife

Election Member Party
1999 Henry McLeish Labour
2003 Christine May
2007 Tricia Marwick Scottish National Party

As Mid Fife and Glenrothes

Election Member Party
2011 Tricia Marwick Presiding Officer (elected as Scottish National Party)

Election results

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Mid-Fife & Glenrothes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Tricia Marwick 13,761 52.3 +7.9
Labour Claire Baker 9,573 36.4 -1.0
Conservative Allan Smith 1,676 6.4 -2.5
Scottish Senior Citizens Jim Parket 673 2.6 n/a
Liberal Democrats Callum Leslie 630 2.4 -8.9
Majority 4,188 15.9
Turnout 26,313 48.6
SNP hold Swing +3.4%
Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Central Fife
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Tricia Marwick 11,920 44.2 +13.6
Labour Christine May 10,754 39.9 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Riches 2,288 8.5 +1.8
Conservative Maurice Golden 2,003 7.4 +0.4
Majority 1,166 4.3
Turnout 26,965 46.3 +1.9
SNP gain from Labour Swing 7.6
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Central Fife
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine May 10,591 41.4 -15.9
SNP Tricia Marwick 7,829 30.6 -0.3
Independent Andrew Rodger 2,258 8.8 N/A
Conservative James North 1,803 7.0 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Richies 1,725 6.7 +0.8
Scottish Socialist Morag Balfour 1,391 5.4 N/A
Majority 2,762 10.8
Turnout 25,597 44.4
Labour hold Swing -15.9
Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Central Fife
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry McLeish 18,828 57.31 N/A
SNP Tricia Marwick 10,153 30.91 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jane Ann Liston 1,953 5.94 N/A
Conservative Keith Harding 1,918 5.84 N/A
Majority 8,675 26.4
Turnout 32,852

Preceded by
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Constituency represented by the Presiding Officer
Succeeded by

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