Perth and North Perthshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 56°23′42″N 3°26′06″W / 56.395°N 3.435°W / 56.395; -3.435

Perth and North Perthshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Perth and North Perthshire in Scotland.
Subdivisions of Scotland Perth and Kinross
Current constituency
Created 2005
Member of Parliament Pete Wishart (SNP)
Created from Angus
Ochil
Perth and North Tayside
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Perth and North Perthshire is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries[edit]

Council areas
grouped by the Fifth Periodical Review
[1]
Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross.png
Clackmannanshire and Perth and Kinross

As a result of the Fifth Periodical Review[1] of the Boundary Commission for Scotland, the constituency was created to cover a northern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, and first used in the 2005 general election. Ochil and South Perthshire was created, at the same time, to cover the rest of the Perth and Kinross council area and the Clackmannanshire council area.

Prior to the 2005 election, the council areas had been covered by the Angus, Ochil, Perth and North Tayside constituencies. The Perth constituency was entirely within the Perth and Kinross council area, the North Tayside constituency covered a northern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area and a northern portion of the Angus council area, the Angus constituency covered a small southeastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, a southern portion of the Angus council area, and northern portions of the Dundee City council area, and the Ochil constituency covered another southeastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, the whole of the Clackmannanshire council area and a southeastern portion of the Stirling council area.

Perth and North Perthshire replaced part of the North Tayside constituency and part of the Perth constituency.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2005 Pete Wishart SNP

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Perth and North Perthshire[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Pete Wishart 19,118 39.6 +5.9
Conservative Peter Lyburn 14,739 30.5 +0.2
Labour Jamie Glackin 7,923 16.4 −2.3
Liberal Democrats Peter Barrett 5,954 12.3 −3.8
Trust Douglas Taylor 534 1.1 N/A
Majority 4,379 9.1 +5.8
Turnout 48,268 66.9 +3.0
SNP hold Swing +2.9

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Perth and North Perthshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Pete Wishart 15,469 33.7 n/a
Conservative Douglas Taylor 13,948 30.4 n/a
Labour Doug Maughan 8,601 18.7 n/a
Liberal Democrats Gordon Campbell 7,403 16.1 n/a
Scottish Socialist Philip Stott 509 1.1 n/a
Majority 1,521 3.3
Turnout 45,930 64.8 n/a

Notes and references[edit]