Aberdeen South (Scottish Parliament constituency)
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|Aberdeen South shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland|
|Council area||Aberdeen City (part)|
Aberdeen South is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the North East Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The region covers the Aberdeenshire council area, the Aberdeen City council area, the Dundee City council area, part of the Angus council area, a small part of the Moray council area and a small part of the Perth and Kinross council area.
The Aberdeen South constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, the boundaries of the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency were subject to some alteration.
The Holyrood constituency is within the Aberdeen City council area, which is divided between three North East Scotland constituencies: Aberdeen South, Aberdeen Central and Aberdeen North. All three are entirely within the city area.
Following their First Periodic review of parliamentary constituencies to the Scottish Parliament, the Boundary Commission for Scotland has created three newly shaped seats for the Aberdeen City council area. These seats, to be formed in time for the next elections in 2011, are Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside, and Aberdeen South and North Kincardine.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|1999||Nicol Stephen||Liberal Democrat|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Aberdeen South|
|Liberal Democrats||Nicol Stephen||10,843||36.3||-9.6|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||-11.2%|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Aberdeen South|
|Liberal Democrats||Nicol Stephen||13,821||45.9||+13.3|
|Scottish Socialist||Keith Farnsworth||953||3.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||+10.8|
|Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Aberdeen South|
|Liberal Democrats||Nicol Stephen||11,300||32.6||N/A|
|Socialist Workers||Scott Sutherland||206||0.6||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing|
Politics and history of the constituency
|Constituency represented by the Deputy First Minister
2005 – 2007