Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Banffshire and Buchan Coast
Scottish Parliament
county constituency
Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Banffshire and Buchan Coast shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
MSP Stewart Stevenson
Council area Aberdeenshire
Moray
Party Scottish National Party

Banffshire and Buchan Coast 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 also 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.

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 North and Mearns, Angus South, 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]

Aberdeenshire is represented by four constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns and Banffshire and Buchan Coast. The rest of Moray is represented by the Moray constituency.

Following the First Periodic review of constituencies for the Scottish Parliament, Banff and Buchan became the newly drawn seat of Banffshire and Buchan Coast at the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

The electoral wards used in the creation of Banffshire and Buchan Coast constituency are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2011 Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament general election, 2011: Banffshire and Buchan Coast
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Stewart Stevenson 16,812 67.2 +9.6
Conservative Michael Watt 4,592 18.4 -1.1
Labour Alan Duffill 2,642 10.6 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Galen Milne 958 3.8 -5.7
Majority 12,220 48.8 +10.2
Turnout 25,004 46.1
SNP hold Swing +3.5%
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Banffshire and Buchan Coast
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP 18,084 58.6
Conservative 6,002 19.5
Labour 3,784 12.3
Liberal Democrats 2,928 9.5
Others 52 0.2
Majority 12,082 39.2
SNP hold Swing
Scottish Parliament general election, 2007: Banff and Buchan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Stewart Stevenson 16,031 58.8 +5.8
Conservative Geordie Burnett Stuart 5,501 20.2 -0.7
Labour Kay Barnett 3,136 11.5 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Alison McInnes 2,617 9.6 +1.1
Majority 10,530 38.6 +6.6
Turnout 27,285 48.4
SNP hold Swing +3.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statement of Persons Nominated Aberdeenshire Council