|Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
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.
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.
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 area
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:
- In full: Penicuik, Midlothian South, Tweeddale West, Tweeddale East, Galashiels and District, Lauderdale and Melrose
- In part: Midlothian West (shared with Midlothian North and Musselburgh)
Members of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||Christine Grahame||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Kris Chapman||3,686||10.6||-17.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Jeremy Purvis||8,931||28.0||-2.2|
|SNP win (new seat)|