Angus (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 56°47′49″N 2°55′16″W / 56.797°N 2.921°W / 56.797; -2.921

Angus
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Angus in Scotland.
Subdivisions of Scotland Angus
Major settlements Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar and Montrose
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of Parliament Mike Weir (SNP)
Created from East Angus
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Angus is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster). It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post voting system.

It was created for the 1997 general election, largely replacing East Angus. It is now a marginal seat between the Scottish National Party and the Conservatives. As a result of boundary changes for the 2005 general election, boundaries are now quite different from those of the Angus Scottish Parliament constituency, which was created in 1999.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covers the Angus council area, minus an area round the Dundee City council area, which is divided between the Dundee East and Dundee West constituencies.

Until the 2005 general election, it covered the south-east of the Angus council area, north-eastern and north-western areas of the Dundee City council area, and a small eastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area. The north-west of the Angus council area was within the North Tayside constituency.

Scottish Parliament constituencies retain the older boundaries.

Major towns in the House of Commons constituency are Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Montrose.

History[edit]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1997 Andrew Welsh SNP
2001 Mike Weir SNP

Election results[edit]

Election in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Angus
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Wann
General Election 2010: Angus[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Mike Weir 15,020 39.6 +5.9
Conservative Alberto Costa 11,738 30.9 +1.5
Labour Kevin Hutchens 6,535 17.2 −0.7
Liberal Democrat Sanjay Samani 4,090 10.8 −6.7
UKIP Martin Gray 577 1.5 +1.5
Majority 3,282 8.6
Turnout 37,960 60.4 −0.1
SNP hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Angus[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Mike Weir 12,840 33.7 −1.6
Conservative Sandy Bushby 11,239 29.5 +4.5
Labour Douglas Bradley 6,850 18.0 −5.4
Liberal Democrat Rev Scott Rennie 6,660 17.5 +3.2
Scottish Socialist Alan Manley 556 1.5 −0.4
Majority 1,601 4.2
Turnout 38,145 60.5 +6.4
SNP hold Swing +1.3
General Election 2001: Angus[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Mike Weir 12,347 35.3 −13.0
Conservative Marcus Ashley William Booth 8,736 25.0 +0.4
Labour Ian Andrew McFatridge 8,183 23.4 +7.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Joseph Nield 5,015 14.3 +4.9
Scottish Socialist Bruce Wallace 732 2.1 N/A
Majority 3,611 10.3
Turnout 35,013 59.3 −12.8
SNP hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Angus[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Andrew Welsh 20,792 48.3 N/A
Conservative Sebastian A.A. Leslie 10,603 24.6 N/A
Labour Miss Catherine Dalling Taylor 6,733 15.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Dr. Dick B. Speirs 4,065 9.4 N/A
Referendum Party Brian A. Taylor 883 2.0 N/A
Majority 10,189 23.7 N/A
Turnout 43,076 72.1 N/A
SNP win (new seat)

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