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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
Almond Valley (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
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.

Electoral regionEdit

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 resultsEdit

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
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Angela Constance 16,704 54.3 +14.6
Labour Laurence Fitzpatrick 11,162 36.3 -3.4
Conservative Andrew Hardie 1,886 6.1 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Emma Sykes 656 2.1 -4.2
National Front Neil McIvor 329 1.1 N/A
Majority 5,542 18.0
Turnout 30,737 51.1
SNP hold Swing +9.0

Liberal Democrats and National Front both gained under 5% of the poll and thus lost their deposit

Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Almond Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP 11,616 39.7
Labour 11,612 39.7
Conservative 2,359 8.1
Liberal Democrats 1,844 6.3
Others 1,821 6.2
Majority 4 0.0
SNP hold Swing
2007 Scottish Parliament election: Livingston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Angela Constance 13,159 39.6 +8.0
Labour Bristow Muldoon 12,289 37.0 -6.6
Action to Save St John's Hospital Ernie Walker 2,814 8.5 +8.5
Conservative David Brown 2,804 8.4 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Evan Bell 2,158 6.5 -2.4
Majority 870 2.6
Turnout 33,224 50.0 +3.3
SNP gain from Labour Swing
Scottish Parliament Election 2003: Livingston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bristow Muldoon 13,327 43.6 -3.7
SNP Peter Johnston 9,657 31.6 -5.1
Conservative Lindsay Paterson 2,848 9.3 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Paul McGreal 2,714 8.9 +1.1
Scottish Socialist Robert Richard 1,640 5.4 +5.4
Scottish People's Stephen Milburn 371 1.2 +1.2
Majority 3,670 12.0
Turnout 30,557 46.7
Labour hold Swing +0.7
Scottish Parliament Election 1999: Livingston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bristow Muldoon 17,313 47.34 N/A
SNP Greg McCarra 13,409 36.67 N/A
Conservative Douglas Younger 3,014 8.24 N/A
Liberal Democrats Martin Oliver 2,834 7.75 N/A
Majority 3,904 10.67
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statement of Persons Nominated West Lothian Council