Angus North and Mearns (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Angus North and Mearns
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
Angus North and Mearns (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Angus North and Mearns shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
MSP Nigel Don
Council area Angus
Aberdeenshire
Party Scottish National Party

Angus North and Mearns 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. 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.

From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the seat of Angus was split into two separate constituencies; Angus North and Mearns and Angus South

Electoral region[edit]

The other nine constituencies of the North East Scotland region are Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, 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]

Angus is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Angus North and Mearns and Angus South. Aberdeenshire is represented by four constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns and Banffshire and Buchan Coast.

The electoral wards used in the creation of Angus North and Mearns are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2011 Nigel Don Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Angus North and Mearns
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Nigel Don 13,660 54.8 +11.4
Conservative Alex Johnstone 6,374 25.6 +3.1
Labour Kevin Hutchens 3,160 12.7 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Sanjay Samani 1,726 6.9 -13.9
Majority 7,286 29.2
Turnout 24,920 47.4
SNP hold Swing 4.1%
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Angus North and Mearns
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP 10,194 43.4
Conservative 5,278 22.5
Liberal Democrats 4,888 20.8
Labour 3,114 13.3
Majority 4,916 20.9
SNP hold Swing

The following table is the election results for the former constituency of Angus.

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Angus
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Andrew Welsh 15,686 49.1 +4.6
Conservative Alex Johnstone 7,443 23.3 +1.3
Labour Doug Bradley 5,032 15.7 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Scott Rennie 3,799 11.9 -0.9
Majority 8,243 25.8
Turnout 31,960 53.0 +3.8
SNP hold Swing

See also[edit]