Commenting on Boundary Scotland’s provisional proposals for redrawing the Scottish Parliament’s constituency boundaries ahead of the 2026 Holyrood election, Martin Whitfield MSP said: 

“Local people will be baffled by the proposals for the revised East Lothian and Midlothian North and Musselburgh constituencies, which are potentially hugely disruptive for local residents and organisations.

“Splitting the Preston, Seton & Gosford ward by removing Prestonpans would cause further division and confusion and drive a coach and horses through historic local community ties between the town and the rest of the county.

“Local communities would not consider this a minor change to the boundaries and the provisional proposals must be looked at again and amended to keep Prestonpans in the East Lothian constituency.”