Aberdeen Central (UK Parliament constituency)

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Aberdeen Central
Former Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Aberdeenshire
Major settlements Aberdeen
19972005
Number of members One
Replaced by Aberdeen North
Aberdeen South

Aberdeen Central was a burgh constituency in the city of Aberdeen in Scotland which was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1997 general election and returned one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system until it was abolished for the 2005 general election.

History[edit]

Upon the boundary review in time for the 2005 election, the seat was abolished, with most of the seat joining Aberdeen North, except for Queen's Cross, Gilcomston and Langstane which joined Aberdeen South.

Boundaries[edit]

The City of Aberdeen District electoral divisions of Cairncry, Causewayend, Linksfield, Rosemount, Rubislaw, St Machar, St Nicholas, and Woodside.

As its name suggested, Aberdeen Central centred around the centre of Aberdeen, the boundaries generally being, but not precisely, the River Dee and River Don and the Anderson Drive ring-road.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1997 Frank Doran Labour
2005 Constituency abolished: see Aberdeen North and Aberdeen South

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Aberdeen Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Doran 12,025 45.5 −4.3
SNP Wayne Gordon Gault 5,379 20.4 +4.2
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Eleanor Anderson 4,547 17.2 +4.0
Conservative Stewart Norman Gunn Whyte 3,761 14.2 −5.3
Scottish Socialist Andy Cumbers 717 2.7 N/A
Majority 6,646 25.1 −5.2
Turnout 26,429 52.7 −12.6
Labour hold Swing −4.2

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Aberdeen Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Doran 17,745 49.8 N/A
Conservative Jill Wisely 6,944 19.5 N/A
SNP Brian Topping 5,767 16.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat John Brown 4,714 13.2 N/A
Referendum Party James Farquharson 446 1.3 N/A
Majority 10,801 30.3 N/A
Turnout 35,616 65.3 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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