Dundee City East (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Dundee City East
Scottish Parliament
burgh constituency
Dundee City East (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Dundee City East shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Created 2011
MSP Shona Robison
Council area Dundee City
Party Scottish National Party

Dundee City 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 sevenadditional members, in addition to ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

For the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, Dundee East was redrawn and renamed Dundee City East.

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, Banffshire and Buchan Coast 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]

The Dundee East 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.

Dundee City is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Dundee City East and Dundee City West.

From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the redrawn and renamed Dundee City East constituency consists of the following electoral wards:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2011 Shona Robison Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Dundee City East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Shona Robison 16,541 64.2 +15.2
Labour Mohammed Asif 5,862 22.8 -9.8
Conservative Brian Docherty 2,550 9.9 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Allan Petrie 800 3.1 -3.9
Majority 10,679 41.5
Turnout 25,753 47.4 -832
SNP hold Swing +12.5
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Dundee City East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP 13,041 49.1
Labour 8,649 32.5
Conservative 3,024 11.4
Liberal Democrats 1,871 7.0
Majority 4,392 16.5
SNP hold Swing

See also[edit]