for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Council area||City of Edinburgh|
Edinburgh Pentlands is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. It is one of nine constituencies in the Lothian 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 Lothian region are Almond Valley, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Edinburgh Southern, Edinburgh Western, Linlithgow and Midlothian North and Musselburgh
The City of Edinburgh is represented in the Scottish Parliament by five constituencies: Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh Southern and Edinburgh Western.
The Edinburgh Pentlands constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, Scottish Westminster (House of Commons) constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies.
The newly formed Edinburgh Pentlands uses the following electoral wards:
|2011||Gordon MacDonald||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Emma Farthing-Sykes||1,636||4.9||+0.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Simon Clark||1,420||4.6||-7.6|
|SNP win (new boundaries)|
|Liberal Democrats||Simon Clark||4,814||14.0||+2.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Simon Clark||3,943||11.8||-0.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Frank O'Donnell||1,090||3.3||New|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+6.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Gibson||5,029||12.7||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|