Linlithgow and East Falkirk (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°59′35″N 3°39′47″W / 55.993°N 3.663°W / 55.993; -3.663

Linlithgow and East Falkirk
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Linlithgow and East Falkirk in Scotland
Subdivisions of ScotlandFalkirk/West Lothian
Major settlementsArmadale, Bathgate, Blackridge, Linlithgow
Current constituency
Created2005
Member of ParliamentMartyn Day (SNP)
Created fromFalkirk East and Linlithgow

Linlithgow and East Falkirk is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, created for use in the 2005 general election. It replaced most of Falkirk East and Linlithgow.

The constituency covers the eastern portion of the Falkirk council area and the western portion of the West Lothian council area.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was formed for the 2005 United Kingdom general election. It comprises communities from West Lothian and Falkirk council areas. These comprise Armadale, Avonbridge, Bathgate, Blackness, Blackridge, Boghall, Bo'ness, California, Grangemouth, Greenrigg, Linlithgow, Maddiston, Philpstoun, Reddingmuirhead, Rumford, Slamannan, Torphichen, Wallacestone, Westfield, Whitburn and Whitecross.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2005 Michael Connarty Labour
2015 Martyn Day SNP

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Linlithgow and East Falkirk[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Martyn Day 25,551 44.2 +7.9
Conservative Charles Kennedy 14,285 24.7 -4.4
Labour Wendy Milne 10,517 18.2 -12.9
Liberal Democrats Sally Pattle 4,393 7.6 +4.2
Brexit Party Marc Bozza 1,257 2.2 N/A
Scottish Green Gillian Mackay 1,184 2.0 N.A
Veterans and People's Mark Tunnicliff 588 1.0 N/A
Majority 11,266 19.5 +14.3
Turnout 57,775 66.4 +1.3
SNP hold Swing
General election 2017: Linlithgow and East Falkirk [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Martyn Day 20,388 36.3 -15.7
Labour Joan Coombes 17,469 31.1 +0.1
Conservative Charles Kennedy[5] 16,311 29.1 +17.1
Liberal Democrats Sally Pattle 1,926 3.4 +1.4
Majority 2,919 5.2 -15.8
Turnout 56,094 64.7 -6.1
SNP hold Swing -7.9
General election 2015: Linlithgow and East Falkirk[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Martyn Day[8] 32,055 52.0 +26.6
Labour Michael Connarty 19,121 31.0 −18.8
Conservative Sandy Batho 7,384 12.0 +0.1
UKIP Alistair Forrest 1,682 2.7 n/a
Liberal Democrats Emma Farthing-Sykes 1,252 2.0 −10.8
National Front Neil McIvor 103 0.2 n/a
Majority 12,934 21.0
Turnout 61,597 70.8 +7.2
SNP gain from Labour Swing +22.7
General election 2010: Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Connarty 25,634 49.8 +2.1
SNP Tam Smith 13,081 25.4 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Stephen Glenn 6,589 12.8 −2.5
Conservative Andrea Stephenson 6,146 11.9 +0.1
Majority 12,553 24.4 +0.3
Turnout 51,540 63.6 +3.1
Labour hold Swing +0.1

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

General election 2005: Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Connarty 22,121 47.7 −4.1
SNP Gordon Guthrie 10,919 23.5 −1.9
Liberal Democrats Stephen Glenn 7,100 15.3 +5.2
Conservative Michael Veitch 5,486 11.8 +2.0
Scottish Socialist Ally Hendry 763 1.6 −0.5
Majority 11,202 24.2
Turnout 46,389 60.5 +3.8
Labour hold Swing −1.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linlithgow and East Falkirk: Westminster Parliamentary Constituency (map, 2015), Falkirk Council
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 3)
  3. ^ "UK Parliamentary General Election Election 2019". Falkirk Council. Falkirk Council. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  4. ^ "General Election: SNP reselects 54 MPs". www.scotsman.com.
  5. ^ "Lee Scott back for Ilford North. Vicky Ford in final Chelmsford three. Tatton finalists named. The latest candidate selections and shortlists. - Conservative Home". Conservative Home.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Election results - Westminster Parliamentary election results". www.falkirk.gov.uk.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-22. Retrieved 2015-02-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)