Aberdeen South and North Kincardine (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Aberdeen South and North Kincardine
Scottish Parliament
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Aberdeenshire South and North Kincardine (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Aberdeen South and North Kincardine shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
MSP Maureen Watt
Council area Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire
Party Scottish National Party

Aberdeen South and North Kincardine 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.

For the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, Aberdeen South expanded into Aberdeenshire for the newly created constituency of Aberdeen South and North Kincardine.

Electoral region[edit]

The other nine constituencies of the North East Scotland region are Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Dundee City East and Dundee City West.

The region covers all of the Aberdeen City council area, the Aberdeenshire council area, the Angus council area, the Dundee City council area and part of the Moray council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area[edit]

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 and Aberdeenshire council areas, which is divided between three constituencies: Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside and Aberdeen South and North Kincardine. Central and Donside are entirely within the city area, while South and North Kincardine also takes in North Kincardine in the Aberdeenshire council area. Aberdeenshire is represented by four constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns and Banffshire and Buchan Coast.

Following their First Periodic review of parliamentary constituencies to the Scottish Parliament, the Boundary Commission for Scotland created three newly shaped seats for the Aberdeen City council area.

In forming the new Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, the electoral wards used are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2011 Maureen Watt Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Aberdeen South and North Kincardine[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Maureen Watt 11,947 41.7 +13.2
Labour Greg Williams 5,624 19.6 +1.7
Liberal Democrats John Sleigh 4,944 17.4 -18.4
Conservative Stewart Whyte 4,058 14.2 -3.6
Independent Marie Boulton 1,816 6.3 n/a
National Front Ross Willett 214 0.7
Majority 6,323 22.03
Turnout 28,744 52.90
SNP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +15.8
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Aberdeen South and North Kincardine
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 10,134 35.8
SNP 8,063 28.5
Labour 5,080 17.9
Conservative 5,040 17.8
Majority 2,071 7.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Aberdeen South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nicol Stephen 10,843 36.3 -9.6
SNP Maureen Watt 8,111 27.1 +12.8
Labour Rami Okasha 5,499 18.4 -0.9
Conservative David Davidson 5,432 18.2 +0.8
Majority 2,731 9.1
Turnout 29,885 52.7 +1.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -11.2%

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Politics and history of the constituency[edit]