Glenrothes (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Major settlements||Cardenden, Glenrothes, Markinch|
|Member of Parliament||Peter Grant (SNP)|
|Created from||Central Fife|
The seat is currently held by Peter Grant, of the Scottish National Party (SNP). He has held the seat since the 2015 general election after gaining the seat from the Labour Party who had held the seat since its creation.
The current boundaries centre on Glenrothes itself, moving south and west to include Cardenden, and a small section of Kirkcaldy. The northern and western areas include Leslie, and Markinch. In the east, the seat contains Leven, Kennoway and Methil.
Creation in 2005–2008
In the 2008 by election, Lindsay Roy was elected, the Labour majority falling by around 4,000 votes, with the Labour vote increasing by 3%; the SNP making significant gains from the lower-placed Conservative and the Liberal Democrat candidates.
2010 general election
With the 2010 general election, the Labour share of the vote increased by 10% at the expense of the SNP candidate. The winner's total reached 62% of the votes cast, which places the seat in the top decile of seats won and therefore indicates a safe seat majority. Relative to the 2005 general election the swing against the SNP was less accentuated than relative to the by-election at 4.45% of the vote on the standard two-party measure of swing, which is comparable to the national swing.
Members of Parliament
|2008 by-election||Lindsay Roy||Labour|
|2015||Peter Grant||Scottish National Party|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Jane Liston||2,639||6.4||+3.4|
|Brexit Party||Victor Farrell||1,276||3.1||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Rebecca Bell||1,208||3.0||+1.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Jane Ann Liston||892||1.9||−5.8|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+35.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Harry Wills||3,108||7.7||-5.0|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Harry Wills||947||2.6||-10.1|
|Scottish Senior Citizens||Jim Parker||296||1.0||New|
|Scottish Socialist||Morag Balfour||212||0.6||-1.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Elizabeth Riches||4,728||12.7||+4.8|
|Scottish Pensioners Party||George Rodger||716||1.9||N/A|
|Scottish Socialist||Morag Balfour||705||1.9||-0.8|
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