|Edinburgh East and Musselburgh|
|Former Burgh constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||City of Edinburgh|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Edinburgh East|
|Created from||Edinburgh East|
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster) from 1997 to 2005. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
In 1999, a Scottish Parliament constituency was created with the same name and boundaries, and continued in use until 2011. See Edinburgh East and Musselburgh (Scottish Parliament constituency).
Electoral divisions 27 (Meadowbank/Mountcastle), 28 (Links/Restalrig), 29 (Portobello/Milton), 38 (Craigmillar/Duddingston) in City of Edinburgh District; electoral division 44 (Musselburgh/Fisherrow) in East Lothian District.
The constituency covered an eastern portion of the City of Edinburgh council area and a Musselburgh area within the East Lothian council area. It was one of six constituencies covering the City of Edinburgh area, and one of two covering the East Lothian area. The constituency was predominantly urban.
For the 2005 general election, most of the constituency was merged into the new Edinburgh East constituency. The rest of the constituency, the Musselburgh area, was merged into the East Lothian constituency.
Members of Parliament
|2005||constituency abolished - see Edinburgh East|
Elections of the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Gary Peacock||4,981||14.5||+3.7|
|Scottish Socialist||Derek Durkin||1,487||4.3||N/A|
Elections of the 1990s
|Conservative||Kenneth F. Ward||6,483||15.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Callum I. MacKellar||4,511||10.7||N/A|
|Referendum||James A. Sibbet||526||1.2||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Fifth Periodical Review, Boundary Commission for Scotland Archived 21 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 1)
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.