Aberdeenshire East (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Aberdeenshire East shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland|
|Party||Scottish National Party|
Aberdeenshire East 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 ten constituencies in the North East Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to ten 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 Central, Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, 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 electoral wards used in the creation of Aberdeenshire East are:
- In full: Central Buchan, Turriff and District, Mid Formartine, Ellon and District, Inverurie and District
- In part: Peterhead South and Cruden (shared with Banffshire and Buchan Coast), East Garioch (shared with Aberdeenshire West)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Aberdeenshire East|
Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|Liberal Democrats||Alison McInnes||4,238||13.99||-16.58||3,169||10.46|
|Conservative||Geordie Burnett Stuart||4,211||13.90||-1.88||4,255||13.95|
|Scottish Senior Citizens||407||1.34|
|Independent - John Cox||124||0.41|
|Independent - David Henderson||28||0.09|
|Independent - Andrew McBride||12||0.04|
|Angus Independents Representatives||5||0.02|
|Total Valid votes||30,286||30,297|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Aberdeenshire East|
|Constituency represented by the First Minister
2011 – present