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Glenrothes is a Britishmarker Parliamentarymarker constituency represented in the House of Commonsmarker. It was created for the 2005 general election.

The seat was vacant after the death of John MacDougall on 13 August 2008, the resulting by-election saw Lindsay Roy, of the Scottish Labour Party, winning the seat against strong opposition from the Scottish National Party. The Labour majority fell by approximately 4000 votes, from approximately 10700 votes to 6700 votes, yet the Labour vote increased by 3%, with the SNP making gains from the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

Boundaries

The current boundaries centre on Glenrothesmarker itself, moving south and west to include Cardendenmarker, and a small section of Kirkcaldymarker. The northern and western areas include Lesliemarker, and Markinchmarker. In the east, the seat contains Kennowaymarker and Methilmarker.

History

Glenrothes was created for the 2005 general election, mostly replacing Central Fife, but incorporating small parts of Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline East.

Members of Parliament

Year Member Party
2005 John MacDougall Labour
2008 by-election Lindsay Roy Labour


Elections

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