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Stirling is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) covering part of the council area of Stirling. It elects 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 Mid Scotland and Fife 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 other eight constituencies of the Mid Scotland and Fife region are Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, North East Fife, Perthshire North, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of a pre-existing Westminster (House of Commons) constituency. For the 2005 United Kingdom general election Scottish Westminster constituencies were generally replaced with new larger constituencies whilst Scottish Parliament constituencies were left unchanged, meaning Holyrood and Westminster constituencies no longer aligned. The Stirling Westminster constituency was slightly enlarged and now includes all of the Stirling council area.
The constituency boundaries were altered ahead of the 2011 Scottish Parliament election by the first periodical review of Scottish Parliament constituencies. The rest of Stirling council area is represented by the Clackmannanshire and Dunblane constituency.
The electoral wards used in the creation of Stirling are listed below. All of these wards are in Stirling council area:
- Forth and Endrick
- Stirling East
- Stirling North (known as Castle until 2017)
- Stirling West
- Trossachs and Teith
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|Liberal Democrats||Fayzan Rehman||1,466||3.6||0.6||1,381||3.4||0.0|
|All for Unity||246||0.6||New|
|Abolish the Scottish Parliament||97||0.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Elisabeth Wilson||1,416||4.1||0.2||1,139||3.3||0.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Graham Reed||1,296||4.3||N/A||1,058||3.5||N/A|
|Independent (politician)||Jack Black||454||1.5||N/A|
|Scottish Senior Citizens||306||1.0||N/A|
|SNP win (new boundaries)|
|Liberal Democrats||Alex Cole-Hamilton||3,693||11.3||−0.3|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+9.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Kenyon Wright||3,432||11.6||+2.1|
|Scottish Socialist||Margaret Stewart||1,486||5.0||New|
|Scottish Peoples Alliance||Keith Harding||642||2.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain MacFarlane||3,407||9.5||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
- "The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland" (PDF). Boundary Commission for Scotland. December 2004. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
- "First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries Final Report" (PDF). Boundaries Scotland. May 2010. p. 93. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
- "Constituencies A-Z: Stirling". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
- "Scottish Parliament Election 2021". Stirling Council. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
- "Scottish Parliament Election 2016". Stirling Council. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
- "Results and turnout at the 2011 Scottish Parliament election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
- "2011 Election analysis (Excel 2.37MB)". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 June 2021.