Coordinates: 56°58′08″N 3°10′41″W / 56.969°N 3.178°W
Gordon is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom ( Westminster), which elects one member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. The constituency first returned a member in the 1983 general election, but has undergone boundary changes since that date.
Boundaries [ edit ]
New boundaries were used for the
2005 general election. Prior to that election the constituency covered a central portion of the Aberdeenshire council area and a small eastern portion of the Moray council area. As a result of the 2005 boundary changes, in accordance with the Fifth Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland, the Gordon constituency is now one of five covering the Aberdeenshire council area and the [1 ] Aberdeen City council area.
The Gordon constituency now covers a central portion of the Aberdeenshire area and a northern portion of the Aberdeen City area. Entirely within the Aberdeenshire area, there is also
Banff and Buchan, to the north of Gordon, and West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, to the south. Entirely within the Aberdeen City area, there is also Aberdeen North, to the south of Gordon, and Aberdeen South, further south.
The towns of
Ellon, Huntly and Inverurie remain within the constituency.
Keith (within the Moray council area) was transferred to the Moray constituency, Turriff was transferred to the Banff and Buchan constituency, and Kemnay and Westhill were transferred to the West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituency.
Bridge of Don and Dyce areas (within the Aberdeen City council area) were transferred to the Gordon constituency from the Aberdeen North constituency.
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
Election results [ edit ]
Elections of the 2010s [ edit ]
The UKIP candidate in 2015 was originally
David Coburn — an MEP for Scotland — but in February Emily Santos was announced as candidate, while Coburn is standing in Falkirk. [3 ]
Elections of the 2000s [ edit ]
Before the 2005 general election, Scotland went through major boundary changes.
Elections of the 1990s [ edit ]
Elections of the 1980s [ edit ]
Constituencies in Scotland by Holding Party (59)
Liberal Democrat (11)
Scottish National Party (6)
Airdrie & Shotts
Argyll & Bute
Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock
Banff & Buchan
Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk
Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross
Coatbridge, Chryston & Bellshill
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East
Dumfries & Galloway
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale
Dunfermline & West Fife
East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow
Edinburgh North & Leith
Edinburgh South West
Glasgow North East
Glasgow North West
Glasgow South West
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey
Kilmarnock & Loudoun
Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath
Lanark & Hamilton East
Linlithgow & East Falkirk
Motherwell & Wishaw
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
North Ayrshire & Arran
North East Fife
Ochil & South Perthshire
Orkney & Shetland
Paisley & Renfrewshire North
Paisley & Renfrewshire South
Perth & North Perthshire
Ross, Skye & Lochaber
Rutherglen & Hamilton West
West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine