Aberdeen Central (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Aberdeen Central
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Aberdeen Central (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Aberdeen Central shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population83,675 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created1999
PartyScottish National Party
MSPKevin Stewart
Council areaAberdeen City

Aberdeen Central is a burgh 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 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 Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, 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]

Outline of the constituency

The Aberdeen Central 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 Westminster constituency was abolished.

The Holyrood constituency is within the Aberdeen City council area, which is divided between three constituencies: Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside and Aberdeen South and North Kincardine. Central and Donside are entirely within the city area, while South and North Kincardine also takes in North Kincardine in the Aberdeenshire council area.

Following their First Periodic review of parliamentary constituencies to the Scottish Parliament, the Boundary Commission for Scotland created three newly shaped seats for the Aberdeen City council area.

In forming the new Aberdeen Central, the electoral wards used are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Lewis Macdonald Labour
2011 Kevin Stewart SNP

Election results[edit]

2020s[edit]

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central[2][3][4][5]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Kevin Stewart[a] 14,217 44.9 Increase1.3 12,333 38.96 Increase0.7
Conservative Douglas Lumsden[b] 7,623 24.1 Increase1.5 7,660 24.20 Increase0.1
Labour Barry Black 6,294 19.9 Decrease7.4 5,214 16.47 Decrease3.6
Green Guy Ingerson 2,087 6.6 New 3,121 9.86 Increase1.4
Liberal Democrats Desmond Bouse 1,417 4.5 Decrease2.0 1,549 4.89 Decrease0.3
Alba 597 1.89 New
Scottish Family 231 0.73 New
All for Unity 221 0.70 New
Independent Green Voice 178 0.56 New
Freedom Alliance 133 0.42 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 100 0.32 New
Reform UK 100 0.32 New
Libertarian 81 0.26 Steady0.0
UKIP 54 0.17 Decrease1.6
Independent Laura Marshall 34 0.11 New
Restore Scotland 33 0.10 New
Independent Geoffrey Farquharson 11 0.03 New
Renew 6 0.02 New
Majority 6,594 20.8 Increase4.5
Valid Votes 31,638 31,656
Invalid Votes 139 76
Turnout 31,777 55.9 Increase9.0 37,732 55.8 Increase8.8
SNP hold Swing Decrease0.1
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Elected on the party list

2010s[edit]

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central[6][7][8]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Kevin Stewart[a] 11,648 43.6 Increase3.6 10,269 38.3 Decrease2.7
Labour Lewis Macdonald[b] 7,299 27.3 Decrease10.2 5,381 20.0 Decrease7.3
Conservative Tom Mason 6,022 22.6 Increase10.2 6,466 24.0 Increase11.8
Green 2,282 8.5 Increase1.5
Liberal Democrats Kevin McLeod 1,735 6.5 Decrease2.8 1,401 5.2 Decrease2.0
UKIP 478 1.7 Increase1.0
Scottish Christian 208 0.8 Decrease0.1
Solidarity 88 0.4 Increase0.2
RISE 75 0.3 New
Libertarian 65 0.2 New
Communist 60 0.2 New
National Front 60 0.2 Steady0.0
Majority 4,349 16.3 Increase13.8
Valid Votes 26,704 26,833
Invalid Votes 137 58
Turnout 26,841 46.9 Increase2.9 26,891 47.0 Increase3.0
SNP hold Swing Increase6.9
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Elected on the party list
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central[9]
Party Candidate Constituency Region
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Kevin Stewart 10,058 40.0 N/A 10,307 41.0 N/A
Labour Lewis MacDonald[a] 9,441 37.5 N/A 6,890 27.4 N/A
Conservative Sandy Wallace 3,100 12.3 N/A 3,102 12.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sheila Thomson 2,349 9.3 N/A 1,813 7.2 N/A
Green 1,754 7.0 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 301 1.2 N/A
Scottish Christian 210 0.8 N/A
UKIP 186 0.7 N/A
Socialist Labour 159 0.6 N/A
BNP 139 0.6 N/A
Scottish Socialist 133 0.5 N/A
National Front Mike Phillips 201 0.8 N/A 63 0.3 N/A
Solidarity 29 0.1 N/A
Angus Independents 2 0.0 N/A
Others 69 0.3 N/A
Majority 617 2.5 N/A
Valid Votes 25,149 25,157
Invalid Votes 136 86
Turnout 25,285 44.1 N/A 25,243 44.0 N/A
SNP win (new boundaries)
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2000s[edit]

2007 Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lewis Macdonald 7,232 34.2 +1.6
SNP Karen Shirron 6,850 32.4 +5.7
Liberal Democrats John Stewart 4,693 22.2 -0.4
Conservative Andrew Jones 2,345 11.1 -1.4
Majority 382 1.8 -4.1
Turnout 21,120 45.3 +2.9
Labour hold Swing
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lewis Macdonald 6,835 32.6 -6.3
SNP Richard Lochhead 5,593 26.7 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Anderson 4,744 22.6 +6.0
Conservative Alan Butler 2,616 12.5 -1.3
Scottish Socialist Andy Cumbers 1,176 5.6 +3.6
Majority 1,242 5.9 -4.3
Turnout 20,964 42.4
Labour hold Swing

1990s[edit]

1999 Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lewis Macdonald 10,305 38.9 N/A
SNP Richard Lochhead 7,609 28.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Anderson 4,403 16.6 N/A
Conservative Tom Mason 3,655 13.8 N/A
Scottish Socialist Andy Cumbers 523 2.0 N/A
Majority 2,696 10.2 N/A
Turnout 26,495 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. ^ "North East Scotland Region: Statement of Persons and Parties nominated and Notice of Poll" (PDF). Aberdeen City Council. 31 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Aberdeen Central Constituency: Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll" (PDF). Aberdeen City Council. 31 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  4. ^ Constituencies A-Z | Aberdeen Central, BBC News; retrieved 7 May 2021
  5. ^ Scottish Parliamentary election 2021 results Aberdeen Council website
  6. ^ "SPE2016 - Central Declaration". Aberdeen City Council. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  7. ^ "SPE2016 - North East Scotland Regional List results by constituency". Aberdeen City Council. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Aberdeen Central - Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  9. ^ "2011 Election analysis (Excel 2.37MB)". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 June 2021.

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