Cowdenbeath (Scottish Parliament)

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Cowdenbeath is a Scottish Parliament constituency in the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region. It was created for the 2011 general election.

The current MSP is Alex Rowley (Labour).

2014 By-Election

A by-election was held on 23rd January 2014 following the death of Helen Eadie (Labour).

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Rowley 11,192 55.8 +9.3
SNP Natalie McGarry 5,704 28.4 −13.2
Conservative Dave Dempsey 1,893 9.4 +2.4
UKIP Denise Baykal 610 3.0 N/A
Liberal Democrat Jade Holden 425 2.1 −1.8
Victims' Final Right Stuart Graham 187 0.9 N/A
Scottish Democratic Alliance James Trolland 51 0.3 N/A
Majority 5,488 27.4 +22.5
Turnout 20,062 34.8 −12.1
Labour hold Swing +11.3

Sources:

2011 General Election Results

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Eadie 11,926 46.5 +3.4
SNP Ian Chisholm 10,679 41.6 +13.1
Conservative Belinda Don 1,792 7.0 -7.2
Liberal Democrat Keith Legg 997 3.9 -10.3
Land Party Mick Heenan 276 1.1 N/A
Majority 1,247 4.9
Turnout 25,670 46.9
Labour hold Swing -4.8%

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/election2011/constituency/html/36083.stm

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