Linlithgow and Bathgate: New Boundaries 2023 Calculation

Linlithgow and Bathgate: Overview

Prediction: SNP

Implied MP at 2019:Martyn Day  (SNP)
County/Area:Edinburgh area (Scotland)
Electorate:73,105
Turnout:66.4%
Implied Majority 2019:9,360

PartyPredicted VotesPredicted Share
SNP23,14647.7%
LAB9,54619.7%
CON8,63117.8%
LIB2,3204.8%
Green2,1864.5%
OTH1,7283.6%
Reform9652.0%
NAT Majority13,60028.0%

See overview of other seats in Scotland.

Chance of winning
SNP
96%
LAB
2%
CON
2%
LIB
0%
Green
0%
OTH
0%
Reform
0%

Linlithgow and Bathgate : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the new Linlithgow and Bathgate constituency, the 'Scotland' area and nation.

The political measures include the three axes: Economic (Left/Right), National (Global/National) and Social (Liberal/Conservative). (what does this mean).

The demographic measures are from the 2011 Census and include categories relating to national identity, economic activity, health and education. These categories are those which have the most relevance to political attitudes.

Indicator Seat ScotlandAll GB
Party Winner 2019SNPSNPCON
Party Winner 2017SNPSNPCON
Party Winner 2015SNPSNPCON
Economic Position26° Left23° Left
National Position13° Glo15° Glo
Social Position12° Lib13° Lib
TribeTradition
EU Leave %41%38%52%
British Identity28%27%29%
Good Health54%52%48%
UK Born95%93%87%
Good Education34%36%39%
Good Job49%49%51%
High SEC55%55%51%
Average Age48.448.648.3
ABC1 Class50%50%54%
Average House Price£169,678£174,688£309,875
Indicators: Legend and Descriptions
View the colour scheme used in the table above

The colour scheme used in the table above is explained in the legend table below. The eight census indicators (British Identity, Good Health, UK Born, Good Education, Good Job, High SEC, Average Age and AB1 Class) and 'Average House Price' all use the same 'Census' colour scheme indicating whether the area's level is above or below the national average.

TopicCat 1Cat 2Cat 3Cat 4Cat 5
Economic Position Very Left Left Centrist Right Very Right
National Position Very Global Global Centrist National Very Nat
Social Position Very Lib Liberal Moderate Conservative Very Cons
EU Leave % Very Remain Remain Balanced Leave Very Leave
Census Very Low Low Medium High Very High

Indicator definitions are given in terms of political data definitions or census categories:

IndicatorCensus
Question
Definition / Included Census Categories
Party WinnerArea party winner : actual election result or projected by Electoral Calculus
Economic PositionEconomic position between 100° Left and 100° Right, estimated by Electoral Calculus from political and demographic data.
National PositionNational position between 100° Global and 100° National, estimated by Electoral Calculus from political and demographic data.
Social PositionSocial position between 100° Liberal and 100° Conservative, estimated by Electoral Calculus from political and demographic data.
TribeTribe group dominant in the area. Can be: Strong Left, Traditionalists, Progressives, Centrists, Somewheres, Kind Young Capitalists, or Strong Right. See details.
EU Leave %EU Referendum vote share for 'Leave' : actual result or estimate
British IdentityNational Identity (KS202)Those answering British, British-Other, or Scottish-British
Good HealthHealth (KS301)Those answering 'Very Good Health'
UK BornCountry of Birth (QS203)Those answering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, GB Other, or UK Other
Good EducationHighest level of Qualification (QS501)Level 3 (A-level equivalent) or Level 4+ (degree equivalent)
Good JobOccupation (QS606)Occupation codes 1xx to 4xx (Managers, Professionals, Associates, and office workers)
High SECNS-SeC of Household Reference Person (QS609)National Statistics Socio-economic Classification from 1 to 4 (higher managers and professionals, lower managers and professionals, intermediate occupations, small employers and self-employed).
Average AgeAge (QS103)Average age of adults (18 years and above)
ABC1 ClassApproximated Social Grade (QS611)Approximated social grades A, B and C1
Average House PriceAverage residential house price around 2019. Sources: Land Registry, Statistics Scotland, NI Department of Finance

Linlithgow and Bathgate: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2021, Map © OpenStreetMap contributors

New seat: Linlithgow and Bathgate

The new seat of Linlithgow and Bathgate is made up of the following wards, with the predicted votes shown if there were a general election tomorrow.

New seat: Linlithgow and BathgateActualPredicted results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
Old SeatGE19
Winner
Pred
Winner
CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
Reform
Votes
Green
Votes
SNP
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
West LothianLinlithgow690LivingstonSNPSNP1276128234191014457
West LothianLinlithgow10,952Linlithgow and East FalkirkSNPSNP2,0208714931644693,00102527,270
West LothianBroxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh15,081LivingstonSNPSNP1,7541,910416414965,109027810,004
West LothianBroxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh31Linlithgow and East FalkirkSNPSNP33101110120
West LothianWhitburn and Blackburn4,505LivingstonSNPSNP41082310712941,4620802,988
West LothianWhitburn and Blackburn1,294Linlithgow and East FalkirkSNPSNP117224342224410027858
West LothianBathgate5LivingstonCONSNP110001003
West LothianBathgate16,839Linlithgow and East FalkirkSNPSNP1,5982,8204862783925,166043811,178
West LothianArmadale and Blackridge12,054Linlithgow and East FalkirkSNPSNP1,3061,3423992342754,05603908,002
FalkirkBo'ness and Blackness11,654Linlithgow and East FalkirkSNPSNP1,2951,4903552123993,73902477,737
 Total73,105 SNPSNP8,6319,5452,3199652,18423,14601,72748,517

And these are the predicted results for the new seat of Linlithgow and Bathgate if there were an immediate general election. Please note that the wards used are those of 2021+ in order to be consistent with those used by the Boundary Commissions.


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