Holyrood 2016: Everything you need to know about your constituency

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NEED to get up to speed with all the issues facing your constituency before you vote? Don’t fear, our politics guru Ian Swanson has done the hard work for you.

ALMOND VALLEY

After a landslide victory in Almond Valley in 2011, SNP’s Angela Constance is upbeat but taking nothing for granted.

EAST LOTHIAN

With the outcome hard to predict in East Lothian, Labour’s Iain Gray is determined to hold on to his seat after narrowly beating SNP in 2011.

EDINBURGH CENTRAL

Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson is hoping to come up trumps in what is nearly an all-women contest in Edinburgh Central.

EDINBURGH EASTERN

It’s the Capital seat the SNP snatched from Labour four years before the Nationalist landslide and the one which returned the biggest Yes vote in the city in the independence referendum. Can Kezia Dugdale reclaim it for Labour?

EDINBURGH NORTHERN AND LEITH

Transport chief Lesley Hinds has got a fight on her hands to retain Edinburgh Northern and Leith.

EDINBURGH PENTLANDS

Edinburgh Pentlands has been held by three different parties since 1999, but Gordon Macdonald looks set to retain the seat for the SNP this time.

EDINBURGH SOUTH

Daniel Johnson sees party colleague Ian Murray MP as the perfect example as he seeks to unseat SNP’s Eadie in key constituency.

EDINBURGH WESTERN

Lib Dem and SNP rivals prepare for a neighbourly dispute in Edinburgh Western after setting up base in adjacent campaign HQs.

LINLITHGOW

Stretching from the banks of the Forth to Harthill in the west, there are a number of major issues in play in the Linlithgow constituency.

MIDLOTHIAN NORTH & MUSSELBURGH

A former Labour heartland due to its industrial past, Midlothian North & Musselburgh has seen a swing to the SNP but will it continue?

MIDLOTHIAN SOUTH

Nationalist Christine Grahame looks likely to retain her Midlothian South seat as she basks in the success of the Borders Railway.

REGIONAL LIST

With the SNP predicted to dominate if not monopolise the constituency vote, the biggest battle for the other parties on Thursday is for the regional list seats.

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Edinburgh City Council’s ‘Where to Vote’ page