|North East Fife|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of North East Fife in Scotland
|Major settlements||Cupar, Leuchars|
|Member of Parliament||Wendy Chamberlain (Liberal Democrats)|
|Created from||East Fife|
The seat was created in 1983, and was held by the Conservative Party for four years, before being represented by Menzies Campbell from 1987 to 2015. Campbell was elected as a member of the Liberal Party, which later merged with the Social Democratic Party to form the Liberal Democrats. At the 2015 general election, the seat was gained by Stephen Gethins of the Scottish National Party (SNP). Gethins held his seat at the 2017 general election by just two votes over Elizabeth Riches of the Liberal Democrats, making the seat the most marginal in the United Kingdom. In the 2019 general election, Chamberlain defeated Gethins to regain the seat for the Liberal Democrats; this was the SNP's only loss of the election.
1983-2005: North East Fife District.
2005-present: The area of the Fife Council other than those parts in the constituencies of Dunfermline and West Fife, Glenrothes, and Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath.
North East Fife constituency is in the region of Fife in Scotland. Fife has the River Tay on its northern coast, and the Firth of Forth to the south. The famous golf and university town of St Andrews is the major settlement in the seat. Others include Cupar, Newport-on-Tay, Newburgh, Auchtermuchty, and Anstruther.
|2019||Wendy Chamberlain||Liberal Democrats|
|Liberal Democrats||Wendy Chamberlain||19,763||43.1||+10.2|
|Liberal Democrats gain from SNP||Swing||+1.5|
The seat was notable in several respects in the 2019 general election: it was the SNP's only loss of the election, and was the seat with the largest decrease in vote share for the Conservative Party (after the special case of Chorley, where the party did not stand). The seat went from the most marginal seat in Britain at the 2017 general election to the fortieth most marginal in 2019 (measured by percentage majority). The seat was the second most marginal Liberal Democrat-held seat at the election (after Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross), when measured by absolute majority.
|Liberal Democrats||Elizabeth Riches||13,741||32.9||+1.6|
|Independent Sovereign Democratic Britain||Mike Scott-Hayward||224||0.5||New|
North East Fife was the most marginal result in the country at the 2017 general election, with incumbent SNP MP Stephen Gethins seeing his majority cut from 4,344 votes (9.6%) to 2 votes (0.004%) ahead of the Liberal Democrat candidate, Elizabeth Riches. An alike result in Winchester at the 1997 general election was adjudicated and declared void and resulted in a legislative change in party naming rules.
|Liberal Democrats||Tim Brett||14,179||31.3||-13.0|
|Scottish Green||Andrew Collins||1,387||3.1||New|
|SNP gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing||+19.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Menzies Campbell||17,763||44.3||-7.8|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||-5.0|
In 2005 the ward of Leven East was incorporated into this constituency from what was Central Fife.
|Liberal Democrats||Menzies Campbell||20,088||52.1||+3.0|
|Scottish Green||James Park||1,071||2.8||N/A|
|Scottish Socialist||Jack Ferguson||416||1.1||-0.7|
|Liberal Democrats win (new boundaries)|
|Liberal Democrats||Menzies Campbell||17,926||51.7||+0.5|
|Scottish Socialist||Keith White||610||1.8||New|
|Legalise Cannabis||Leslie Von Goetz||420||1.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||+1.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Menzies Campbell||21,432||51.2||+4.8|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||+8.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Menzies Campbell||19,430||46.4||+1.6|
|Scottish Green||Tim Flynn||294||0.7||New|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||+2.1|
|Labour||Anthony Michael Edward Gannon||2,947||7.4||+0.9|
|SNP||Francis David Roche||2,616||6.6||0.0|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+4.8|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
North East Fife - Rosalind Garton
Stephen Gethins has been confirmed as the SNP candidate for North East Fife, aiming to return as its MP two years after first being elected.
Tony Miklinski is the Scottish Conservative & Unionist candidate for North East Fife in the General Election.
Former Fife Councillor and Depute Council Leader Elizabeth Riches has been selected to fight North East Fife.
The following persons have been and now stand nominated for election as a Member to serve in the UK Parliament for the above constituencies: