North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

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North East Scotland
electoral region
for the Scottish Parliament
North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
North East Scotland shown within Scotland
Current electoral region
Created 1999
MSPs Scottish National Party 11
Labour 3
Conservative 2
Liberal Democrats 1
Council areas Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire
Angus
Dundee City
Moray (part)
Constituencies Aberdeen Central
Aberdeen Donside
Aberdeen South and North Kincardine
Aberdeenshire East
Aberdeenshire West
Angus North and Mearns
Angus South
Banffshire and Buchan Coast
Dundee City East
Dundee City West

North East Scotland is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. Ten of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 17 MSPs.

The North East Scotland region shares boundaries with the Highlands and Islands and Mid Scotland and Fife regions.

Constituencies and local government areas[edit]

2011–[edit]

As a result of the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries the boundaries of the region and constituencies were redrawn for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

Region Constituencies
North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region) (2011 numbered).svg
  1. Aberdeen Central
  2. Aberdeen Donside
  3. Aberdeen South and North Kincardine
  4. Aberdeenshire East
  5. Aberdeenshire West
  6. Angus North and Mearns
  7. Angus South
  8. Banffshire and Buchan Coast
  9. Dundee City East
  10. Dundee City West

1999–2011[edit]

In terms of first past the post constituencies the region covers:

Region Constituencies
North East Scotland 1999 (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
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  1. Aberdeen Central
  2. Aberdeen North
  3. Aberdeen South
  4. Angus
  5. Banff and Buchan
  6. Dundee East
  7. Dundee West
  8. Gordon
  9. West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

The constituencies were created in 1999 with the names and boundaries of Westminster constituencies, as existing in at that time. Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies in 2005[1]

In terms of local government areas the region covers:

Members of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Constituency MSPs[edit]

Term Election Aberdeen Central Aberdeen North Aberdeen South Gordon West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Angus Banff and Buchan Dundee East Dundee West
1st 1999 Lewis MacDonald
(Labour)
Elaine Thomson
(Labour)
Nicol Stephen
(LD)
Nora Radcliffe
(LD)
Mike Rumbles
(LD)
Andrew Welsh
(SNP)
Alex Salmond
(SNP)
John McAllion
(Labour)
Kate Maclean
(Labour)
2001 by Stewart Stevenson
(SNP)
2nd 2003 Brian Adam
(SNP)
Shona Robison
(SNP)
3rd 2007 Alex Salmond
(SNP)
Joe FitzPatrick
(SNP)
Term Election Aberdeen Central Aberdeen Donside Aberdeen South and North Kincardine Aberdeenshire East Aberdeenshire West Angus North and Mearns Angus South Banffshire and Buchan Coast Dundee City East Dundee City West
4th 2011 Kevin Stewart
(SNP)
Brian Adam
(SNP)
Maureen Watt
(SNP)
Alex Salmond
(SNP)
Dennis Robertson
(SNP)
Nigel Don
(SNP)
Graeme Dey
(SNP)
Stewart Stevenson
(SNP)
Shona Robison
(SNP)
Joe FitzPatrick
(SNP)
2013 by Mark McDonald
(SNP)

Regional List MSPs[edit]

N.B. This table is for presentation purposes only

Parliament MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP MSP
1st
(1999-2003)
Richard Lochhead
(SNP)
Brian Adam
(SNP)
Irene McGugan
(SNP)
Shona Robison
(SNP)
Alex Johnstone
(Conservative)
Ben Wallace
(Conservative)
David Davidson
(Conservative)
2nd
(2003-07)
Shiona Baird
(Green)
Richard Baker
(Labour)
Marlyn Glen
(Labour)
Nanette Milne
(Conservative)
Maureen Watt
(SNP)
3rd
(2007-11)
Nigel Don
(SNP)
Alison McInnes
(Lib Dem)
4th
(2011-15)
Mark McDonald
(SNP)
Lewis MacDonald
(Labour)
Jenny Marra
(Labour)
Christian Allard
(SNP)

Election results[edit]

2011 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 2011 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: North East Scotland
Constituency Elected member Result
Aberdeen Central Kevin Stewart SNP hold
Aberdeen Donside Brian Adam SNP hold
Aberdeen South and North Kincardine Maureen Watt SNP gain from Liberal Democrats
Aberdeenshire East Alex Salmond SNP hold
Aberdeenshire West Dennis Robertson SNP gain from Liberal Democrats
Angus North and Mearns Nigel Don SNP hold
Angus South Graeme Dey SNP hold
Banffshire and Buchan Coast Stewart Stevenson SNP hold
Dundee City East Shona Robison SNP hold
Dundee City West Joe Fitzpatrick SNP hold

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2011: North East Scotland
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP Mark McDonald 1 -1 140,749 52.7% +12.2%
Labour Richard Baker
Jenny Marra
Lewis MacDonald
3 +1 43,893 16.4% -3.2%
Conservative Alex Johnstone
Nanette Milne
2 ±0 37,681 14.1% −1.1%
Liberal Democrats Alison McInnes 1 ±0 18,178 6.8% −8.4%
Scottish Green 0 ±0 10,407 3.9% +0.7%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 ±0 4,420 1.7% +0.1%
UKIP 0 ±0 2,477 0.9% +0.5%
Scottish Christian 0 ±0 2,159 0.8% +0.1%
BNP 0 ±0 1,925 0.7% −0.3%
Socialist Labour 0 ±0 1,459 0.5% ±0
Scottish Socialist 0 ±0 1,115 0.4% −0.1%
Independent 0 ±0 758 0.3% ±0
National Front 0 ±0 640 0.2% N/A
Angus Independents 0 ±0 471 0.2% N/A
Solidarity 0 ±0 286 0.1% −0.7%
Independent 0 ±0 237 0.1% ±0
Independent 0 ±0 190 0.1% ±0

2007 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: North East Scotland
Constituency Elected member Result
Aberdeen Central Lewis Macdonald Labour hold
Aberdeen North Brian Adam SNP hold
Aberdeen South Nicol Stephen Liberal Democrats hold
Angus Andrew Welsh SNP hold
Banff and Buchan Stewart Stevenson SNP hold
Dundee East Shona Robison SNP hold
Dundee West Joe Fitzpatrick SNP gain from Labour
Gordon Alex Salmond SNP gain from Liberal Democrats
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Mike Rumbles Liberal Democrats hold

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: North East Scotland
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP Maureen Watt
Nigel Don
2 +1 105,265 40.5% +13.2%
Labour Richard Baker
Marlyn Glen
2 ±0 52,125 20.0% -0.1%
Conservative Alex Johnstone
Nanette Milne
2 −1 37,666 14.5% -2.9%
Liberal Democrats Alison McInnes 1 +1 40,934 15.7% −3.1%
Scottish Green 0 −1 8,148 3.1% −2.1%
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 3,874 1.5% +1.5%
BNP 0 0 2,764 1.1% N/A
Solidarity 0 0 2,004 0.8% N/A
Scottish Christian 0 0 1,895 0.7% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 0 1,331 0.5% −0.5%
Scottish Socialist 0 0 1,331 0.5% −3.7%
UKIP 0 0 1,045 0.4% -0.2%
Christian Peoples 0 0 941 0.4% N/A
Scottish Voice 0 0 569 0.2% N/A
Scottish Enterprise 0 0 569 0.2% N/A

2003 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 2003 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2003: North East Scotland
Constituency Elected member Result
Aberdeen Central Lewis Macdonald Labour hold
Aberdeen North Brian Adam SNP gain from Labour
Aberdeen South Nicol Stephen Liberal Democrats hold
Angus Andrew Welsh SNP hold
Banff and Buchan Stewart Stevenson SNP hold
Dundee East Shona Robison SNP gain from Labour
Dundee West Kate Maclean Labour hold
Gordon Nora Radcliffe Liberal Democrats hold
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Mike Rumbles Liberal Democrats hold

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2003: North East Scotland
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP Richard Lochhead 1 −3 66,463 27.3% -5.0%
Labour Marlyn Glen
Richard Baker
2 +2 49,189 20.2% -5.3%
Liberal Democrats 0 0 45,831 18.8% +1.3%
Conservative David Davidson
Nanette Milne
Alex Johnstone
3 ±0 42,318 17.4% -0.9%
Scottish Green Shiona Baird 1 +1 12,724 5.2% +2.4%
Scottish Socialist 0 0 10,226 4.2% +3.1%
Scottish Pensioners 0 0 5,584 2.3% N/A
Fishing 0 0 5,566 2.3% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 0 2,431 1.0% -0.2%
UKIP 0 0 1,498 0.6% N/A
Scottish People's 0 0 941 0.4% N/A
Independent 0 0 902 0.4% N/A

Changes:

1999 Scottish Parliament election[edit]

In the 1999 Scottish Parliament election the region elected MSPs as follows:

Constituency results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 1999: North East Scotland
Constituency Elected member Result
Aberdeen Central Lewis Macdonald Labour win (new seat)
Aberdeen North Elaine Thomson Labour win (new seat)
Aberdeen South Nicol Stephen Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Angus Andrew Welsh SNP win (new seat)
Banff and Buchan Alex Salmond SNP win (new seat)
Dundee East John McAllion Labour win (new seat)
Dundee West Kate Maclean Labour win (new seat)
Gordon Nora Radcliffe Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Mike Rumbles Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Changes:

Additional member results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 1999: North East Scotland
Party Elected candidates Seats +/− Votes % +/−%
SNP Brian Adam
Richard Lochhead
Shona Robison
Irene McGugan
4 N/A 93,329 32.3% N/A
Labour 0 N/A 72,666 25.5% N/A
Conservative David Davidson
Ben Wallace
Alex Johnstone
3 N/A 52,149 18.3% N/A
Liberal Democrats 0 N/A 49,843 17.5% N/A
Scottish Green 0 N/A 8,067 2.8% N/A
Socialist Labour 0 N/A 3,557 1.2% N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 N/A 3,016 1.1% N/A
Independent 0 N/A 2,303 0.8% N/A
Independent 0 N/A 770 0.3% N/A
Natural Law 0 N/A 746 0.3% N/A

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