At the 2016 elections, Unionist parties totalled 16,019 votes which was 2,304 more votes than the nationalist parties.
At the 2021 election, if everyone tactically voted for LABOUR, it would remove the SNP from the Constituency
Cowdenbeath is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election.
Mid Scotland and Fife is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. Nine of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 16 MSPs.
The constituency of Cowdenbeath is formed from the following electoral wards: In full: Rosyth, Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly, Cardenden and Crossgates. In part: The Lochs (shared with Dunfermline)