Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). Since the 2011 election, it has elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the South Scotland 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.

Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
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Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale shown within the South Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created2011
PartyScottish National Party
MSPChristine Grahame
Council areaMidlothian
Scottish Borders
Created fromMidlothian,
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale

The constituency was created for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, when the Midlothian seat was abolished and two new constituencies called Midlothian North and Musselburgh and Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale were created.

Electoral regionEdit

The other eight constituencies of the South Scotland region are Ayr, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Clydesdale, Dumfriesshire, East Lothian, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Galloway and West Dumfries and Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley.

The region covers the Dumfries and Galloway council area, part of the East Ayrshire council area, part of the East Lothian council area, part of the Midlothian council area, the Scottish Borders council area, the South Ayrshire council area and part of the South Lanarkshire council area.

Constituency boundaries and council areaEdit

Midlothian is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament, these are Midlothian North and Musselburgh and Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale; Midlothian North and Musselburgh is part of the Lothian region.

Since the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the constituency of Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale has been formed from the following electoral wards:

Members of the Scottish ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
2011 Christine Grahame Scottish National Party
2016

Election resultsEdit

2020sEdit

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Christine Grahame[a]
Labour Katherine Sangster
Liberal Democrats AC May
Scottish Green Dominic Ashmole
Vanguard Party
Conservative Shona Haslam
Abolish the Scottish Parliament
Alba
All for Unity
Freedom Alliance
Reform UK
Independent Green Voice
Restore Scotland
Scotia Future
Scottish Family
Scottish Libertarian
TUSC
UKIP
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2010sEdit

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Christine Grahame 16,031 45.1 +1.6
Conservative Michelle Ballantyne 10,163 28.6 +16.8
Labour Fiona Dugdale 5,701 16.0 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Kris Chapman 3,686 10.6 -17.4
Majority 5,868 16.5 +1.0
Turnout 35,581
SNP hold Swing
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Christine Grahame 13,855 43.5 +9.6
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Purvis 8,931 28.0 -2.2
Labour Ian Miller 5,312 16.7 -2.6
Conservative Peter Duncan 3,743 11.8 -4.4
Majority 4,924 15.5 N/A
Turnout 31,841 N/A
SNP win (new seat)

FootnotesEdit