Aberdeen South and North Kincardine (Scottish Parliament constituency)
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|Aberdeen South and North Kincardine|
|Aberdeen South and North Kincardine shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland|
|Council area||Aberdeen City
|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.
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.
Constituency boundaries and 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 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:
- In full: Lower Deeside, Kincorth/Nigg/Cove, North Kincardine
- In part: Hazlehead/Ashley/Queens Cross, Airyhall/Broomhill/Garthdee, Torry/Ferryhill (shared with Aberdeen Central)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||Maureen Watt||Scottish National Party|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Aberdeen South and North Kincardine|
|Liberal Democrats||John Sleigh||4,944||17.4||-18.4|
|National Front||Ross Willett||214||0.7|
|SNP gain from Liberal Democrats||Swing||+15.8|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Aberdeen South and North Kincardine|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Aberdeen South|
|Liberal Democrats||Nicol Stephen||10,843||36.3||-9.6|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||-11.2%|
Politics and history of the constituency