Almond Valley (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Almond Valley 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 Lothian electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Almond Valley
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
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Lothian (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Almond Valley shown within the Lothian electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created2011
PartyScottish National Party
MSPAngela Constance
Council areaWest Lothian

The constituency was formed in 2011, comprising much of the old Livingston constituency. It is named for the River Almond which flows through Livingston.

Electoral regionEdit

The other eight constituencies of the Lothian region are Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh Southern, Edinburgh Western, Linlithgow and Midlothian North and Musselburgh

The region includes all of the City of Edinburgh council area, parts of the East Lothian council area, parts of the Midlothian council area and all of the West Lothian council area.

Constituency boundaries and council areaEdit

The West Lothian council area is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament, these are Almond Valley and Linlithgow.

The new seat of Almond Valley replaces Livingston. The electoral wards used in its creation are:

Member of the Scottish ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
2011 Angela Constance Scottish National Party

Election resultsEdit

2020sEdit

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Almond Valley[1][2]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Angela Constance[a]
Conservative Damian Doran-Timson
Liberal Democrats Caron Lindsay
Labour Craig Smith
Abolish the Scottish Parliament
Alba
All for Unity
Animal Welfare
Communist
Freedom Alliance
Reform UK
Renew
Scottish Family
Scottish Green
Scottish Libertarian
SDP
Women's Equality
UKIP
Independent Ashley Graczyk
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2010sEdit

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Almond Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Angela Constance 18,475 53.0 -1.3
Labour Neil Findlay 10,082 28.9 -7.4
Conservative Stephanie Smith 5,308 15.2 +9.1
Liberal Democrats Charles Dundas 1,007 2.9 +0.8
Majority 8,393 24.1 +6.1
Turnout 34,872 53.7 +2.6
SNP hold Swing
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Almond Valley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Angela Constance 16,704 54.3 N/A
Labour Laurence Fitzpatrick 11,162 36.3 N/A
Conservative Andrew Hardie 1,886 6.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Emma Sykes 656 2.1 N/A
National Front Neil McIvor 329 1.1 N/A
Majority 5,542 18.0 N/A
Turnout 30,737 51.1 N/A
SNP win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lothian Region: Statement of Persons and Parties nominated and Notice of Poll" (PDF). West Lothian Council. 31 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Almond Valley Constituency: Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll" (PDF). West Lothian Council. 31 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  3. ^ Statement of Persons Nominated West Lothian Council