Aberdeen South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 57°05′42″N 2°07′59″W / 57.095°N 2.133°W / 57.095; -2.133

Aberdeen South
Burgh constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Aberdeen South in Scotland for the 2005 general election.
Subdivisions of Scotland City of Aberdeen
Electorate 69,332
Current constituency
Created 1885
Member of parliament Ross Thomson (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Aberdeen
Overlaps
Scottish Parliament North East Scotland
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Aberdeen South is a burgh constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. The current MP is Ross Thomson of the Conservative Party.

The constituency was first used in the 1885 general election, but has undergone boundary changes since then. There was also an Aberdeen South Holyrood constituency, a constituency of the Scottish Parliament,[1] created in 1999 with the boundaries of the Westminster constituency at that time. In 2011 the Scottish Parliament constituency of Aberdeen South was abolished and replaced with the Aberdeen South and North Kincardine constituency.

Contents

Boundaries[edit]

Council areas
grouped by the Fifth Review
Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City.png
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

Current[edit]

As redefined by the Fifth Review of the Boundary Commission for Scotland, and subsequently first used in the 2005 general election,[2] Aberdeen South is entirely within the Aberdeen City council area and one of five constituencies covering that council area and the Aberdeenshire council area.

To the south and west of Aberdeen South there is West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, which is entirely within the Aberdeenshire area. To the north there is Aberdeen North which, like Aberdeen South is entirely within the Aberdeen City area. Further north there is Gordon, which covers part of the Aberdeen City area and part of the Aberdeenshire area. To the north of Gordon there is Banff and Buchan which, like West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, is entirely within the Aberdeenshire area.

Historic[edit]

1885 to 1918[edit]

From 1832 to 1885 there was a single Aberdeen constituency. Prior to 1832, the burgh of Aberdeen had been represented as a component of the Aberdeen Burghs constituency.

When Aberdeen South was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 and first used in the 1885 general election, so was Aberdeen North. Aberdeen South then consisted of the municipal wards of St Nicholas, Rosemount, Rubislaw and Ferryhill, and the 9th Parliamentary Polling District.[3] The rest of the county of Aberdeen was covered by the county constituencies of Eastern Aberdeenshire and Western Aberdeenshire.[4]

The same boundaries were used in the 1886 general election, the 1892 general election, the 1895 general election, the 1900 general election, the 1906 general election, the January 1910 general election and the December 1910 general election.

1918 to 1950[edit]

In 1918 constituency boundaries were redefined by the Representation of the People Act 1918. By then the City of Aberdeen had been created; Aberdeen North and Aberdeen South became the two constituencies covering the city (which was one of four counties of cities in Scotland) and entirely within the city. The new boundaries were first used in the 1918 general election, and Aberdeen South then consisted of the wards of Ferryhill, Rosemount, Rubislaw, Ruthrieston and St Nicholas.[4] The county of Aberdeen was covered by Aberdeen and Kincardine East, Central Aberdeenshire and Kincardine and West Aberdeenshire. East Aberdeenshire and West Aberdeenshire were entirely within the county of Aberdeen. Kincardine and West Aberdeenshire covered the county of Kincardine (minus the burgh of Inverbervie, which was included in Montrose Burghs) and part of the county of Aberdeen.

The same boundaries were used in the 1922, 1923, 1924, 1929, 1931, 1935 and 1945 general elections.

1950 to 1955[edit]

For the 1950 general election boundaries were redefined again, by the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949. A new list of wards defined Aberdeen South - Ferryhill, Holburn, Rosemount, Rubislaw, Ruthrieston and Torry[4] - but the City of Aberdeen remained a two-constituency city, divided between Aberdeen South and Aberdeen North, with both constituencies entirely within the city.

The county of Aberdeen was now again divided between East Aberdeenshire and West Aberdeenshire, with both of these constituencies entirely within the county.

The same boundaries were used for the 1951 general election.

1955 to 1983[edit]

By the time of the 1955 general election, a boundary review had taken account of a small enlargement of the city area. However, the same list of wards - Ferryhill, Holburn, Rosemount, Rubislaw, Ruthrieston and Torry[4] - continued to define Aberdeen South, and the same boundaries were used for the 1959 general election, the 1964 general election, the 1966 general election, the 1970 general election, the February 1974 general election and the October 1974 general election.

In 1975, throughout Scotland, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, counties were abolished, and the City of Aberdeen was enlarged to include areas formerly within the county of Aberdeen and the county of Kincardine. Also, the city became a district within the Grampian region. The enlarged city included areas covered by the constituencies of West Aberdeenshire and North Angus and Mearns. North Angus and Mearns had been created in 1950 to cover the county of Kincardine and part of the county of Angus.

The 1979 general election was held before a review of constituency boundaries took account of new local government boundaries.

1983 to 1997[edit]

For the 1983 election, the electoral wards used to create this seat were Rosemount, Rubislaw, St Clements, St Nicholas, Hazelhead, Holburn, Ferryhill, Torry, Nigg.[5]

The 1983 general election, the 1987 general election and the 1992 general election took place during this period. At the 1992 General Election the constituency was the only seat which Labour had won at the 1987 election to be gained by the Conservatives.

In 1996, under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994, local government regions and districts were abolished and the city became one of 32 unitary council areas of Scotland. Also, the name of the city became, officially, Aberdeen City.

1997 to 2005[edit]

As redefined for the 1997 general election Aberdeen South was one of three constituencies covering and entirely within the Aberdeen City area, the other two being Aberdeen North and Aberdeen Central. Aberdeen South shared boundaries with both of the other two constituencies.

The same boundaries were used for the 2001 general election.

Constituency profile and voting patterns[edit]

Queens Cross, Aberdeen.

Constituency profile[edit]

The Aberdeen South constituency is an affluent suburban constituency located along the south of the Aberdeen City Council area. The seat covers most of Aberdeen's affluent West End and the outer suburbs of Bieldside, Cults, Milltimber and Peterculter. Situated within the constituency are some of Scotland's most affluent neighbourhoods, including Broomhill, Rubislaw and Queen's Cross, which was named the wealthiest part of Scotland in 2003.[6][7] The seat also extends south-east across the River Dee to cover the suburb of Cove Bay and the more deprived neighbourhoods of Torry and Kincorth.

Voting patterns[edit]

Chart of Aberdeen South elections since the 1970 general election.

Aberdeen South was traditionally a strong Liberal Party constituency until it was won by the Unionist Party at the 1918 general election. The constituency subsequently went on to return Unionist MPs to Parliament until the party amalgamated with the Conservatives in 1965. The constituency developed into a Unionist-Labour marginal in 1964 and was gained by Labour's Donald Dewar in 1966, who went on to become the leader of the Scottish Labour Party and later the first-ever First Minister of Scotland in 1999. From the 1970 general election onwards, Aberdeen South returned Conservative MPs to Parliament. The seat was gained by Labour in 1987 and regained by the Conservatives in 1992. At Labour's 1997 landslide election victory Aberdeen South fell to Labour's Anne Begg, who represented the constituency until the 2015 general election when the constituency was gained by Callum McCaig of the Scottish National Party. Throughout the 2000s, the Liberal Democrats emerged as the main challenger to Labour in Aberdeen South, taking second place in 2005 behind Labour by just 3.2% of the vote. In the Scottish Parliament the equivalent Aberdeen South constituency was represented by the Liberal Democrats from 1999 until 2011, when the constituency of Aberdeen South and North Kincardine was gained by the SNP. Recently the Conservatives have made a set of substantial advances in Aberdeen South, making gains in the constituency at the 2015 UK general election despite seeing a drop in their national vote share across Scotland. At the 2016 Scottish Parliament election the Conservatives finished in second place in the Aberdeen South and North Kincardine constituency, more than doubling their vote share in the constituency and coming behind the SNP by 8.5% of the vote.

Ross Thomson of the Conservatives went on to gain the seat at the 2017 snap general election with a majority of 4,752 votes (10.6%) ahead of the sitting SNP MP Callum McCaig.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 James Bryce Liberal
1907 George Birnie Esslemont Liberal
1917 John Fleming Liberal
1918 Sir Frederick Charles Thomson, Bt. Unionist
1935 Sir Douglas Thomson, Bt. Unionist
1946 Lady Tweedsmuir Unionist
1966 Donald Dewar Labour
1970 Iain Sproat Conservative
1983 Gerry Malone Conservative
1987 Frank Doran Labour
1992 Raymond Robertson Conservative
1997 Anne Begg Labour
2015 Callum McCaig Scottish National Party
2017 Ross Thomson Conservative

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

2017 general election[edit]

General Election 2017: Aberdeen South[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ross Thomson 18,746 42.1 +19.3
SNP Callum McCaig 13,994 31.5 -10.2
Labour Callum O'Dwyer 9,143 20.6 -6.2
Liberal Democrat Jenny Wilson 2,600 5.8 +1.2
Majority 4,752 10.6 n/a
Turnout 44,556 68.6 -2.7
Conservative gain from SNP Swing +14.8

2015 general election[edit]

General Election 2015: Aberdeen South[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Callum McCaig 20,221 41.6 +29.8
Labour Anne Begg 12,991 26.8 −9.8
Conservative Ross Thomson 11,087 22.8 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Denis Rixon 2,252 4.6 −23.7
Scottish Green Dan Yeats 964 2.0 +1.0
UKIP Sandra Skinner 897 1.8 N/A
Independent Christopher Gray 139 0.3 N/A
Majority 7,230 14.9 +23.0
Turnout 48,551 71.3 +4.1
SNP gain from Labour Swing +19.8

2010 general election[edit]

General Election 2010: Aberdeen South[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Begg 15,722 36.5 −0.2
Liberal Democrats John Sleigh 12,216 28.4 −5.1
Conservative Amanda Harvie 8,914 20.7 +3.6
SNP Mark McDonald 5,102 11.9 +2.0
BNP Susan Ross 529 1.2 N/A
Scottish Green Rhonda Reekie 413 1.0 −0.9
SACL Robert Green 138 0.3 N/A
Majority 3,506 8.1 +4.9
Turnout 43,034 67.2 +5.1
Labour hold Swing 2.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

2005 general election[edit]

General Election 2005: Aberdeen South[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Begg 15,272 36.7 −1.3
Liberal Democrat Vicki Harris 13,924 33.5 +4.9
Conservative Stewart Whyte 7,134 17.1 −2.7
SNP Maureen Watt 4,120 9.9 −2.3
Scottish Green Rhonda Reekie 768 1.8 N/A
Scottish Socialist Donald Munro 403 1.0 −0.4
Majority 1,348 3.2 -8.7
Turnout 41,621 62.1 +2.4
Labour hold Swing −3.1

2001 general election[edit]

General Election 2001: Aberdeen South[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Begg 14,696 39.8 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Ian Yuill 10,308 27.9 +0.3
Conservative Moray Macdonald 7,098 19.2 −7.1
SNP Ian Angus 4,293 11.6 +1.9
Scottish Socialist David Watt 495 1.3 N/A
Majority 4,388 11.9 +4.2
Turnout 36,890 62.5 −10.3
Labour hold Swing +2.5

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

1997 general election[edit]

General Election 1997: Aberdeen South[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Begg 15,541 35.3 +11.4
Liberal Democrat Nicol Stephen 12,176 27.6 +1.0
Conservative Raymond Robertson 11,621 26.4 −11.0
SNP Jim Towers 4,299 11.6 −2.3
Referendum Ric Wharton 425 1.0 N/A
Majority 3,365 7.7 +4.0
Turnout 44,062 72.8 +2.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +11.2

1992 general election[edit]

General Election 1992: Aberdeen South, revised boundaries (Notional)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 37.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat 26.6 N/A
Labour 23.9 N/A
SNP 12.0 N/A
Majority 10.8 N/A
General Election 1992: Aberdeen South[17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Raymond Robertson 15,808 38.5 +3.6
Labour Frank Doran 14,291 34.8 −2.9
SNP James Davidson 6,223 15.1 +8.6
Liberal Democrat Irene Keith 4,767 11.6 −9.3
Majority 1,517 3.7 +0.9
Turnout 41,089 70.2 +3.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.3

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

1987 general election[edit]

General Election 1987: Aberdeen South[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Doran 15,917 37.7 +7.8
Conservative Gerry Malone 14,719 34.8 −4.1
Social Democratic Ian Philip 8,844 20.9 −5.3
SNP Michael Weir 2,776 6.6 +1.6
Majority 1,198 2.9 -6.2
Turnout 42,256 67.1 -1.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.0

1983 general election[edit]

General Election 1983: Aberdeen South[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerry Malone 15,393 38.9 -1.92
Labour Robert Middleton 11,812 29.9 -9.31
Social Democratic Ian Philip 10,372 26.2 N/A
SNP Sam Coull 1,974 5.0 -3.53
Majority 3,581 9.1 +7.59
Turnout 39,551 68.7 -9.85
Conservative hold Swing -6.65

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

1979 general election[edit]

General Election 1979: Aberdeen South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Sproat 20,820 40.72 +5.25
Labour Norman Godman 20,048 39.21 +4.44
Liberal Helen Maud Pitt-Watson 5,901 11.54 +1.91
SNP Alexander Stronach 4,361 8.53 -11.59
Majority 772 1.51 +0.81
Turnout 54,430 78.55 +0.21
Conservative hold Swing +4.82

October 1974 general election[edit]

General Election October 1974: Aberdeen South[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Sproat 18,475 35.47 -4.16
Labour Robert Middleton 18,110 34.77 +1.57
SNP Alexander Stronach 10,481 20.12 +6.39
Liberal Angus Abercrombie Robbie 5,018 9.63 -3.82
Majority 365 0.70 -5.73
Turnout 52,204 76.32 -5.85
Conservative hold Swing +2.88

February 1974 general election[edit]

General Election February 1974: Aberdeen South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Sproat 21,938 39.63 -6.78
Labour Robert Middleton 18,380 33.20 -10.13
SNP Alexander Stronach 7,599 13.73 +8.44
Liberal Angus Abercrombie Robbie 7,447 13.45 +7.48
Majority 3,558 6.43 +4.35
Turnout 55,366 82.17 +5.12
Conservative hold Swing -8.45

1970 general election[edit]

General Election 1970: Aberdeen South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Iain Sproat 23,843 45.41 +2.91
Labour Donald Dewar 22,754 43.33 -2.77
Liberal Kenneth J.B.S. McLeod 3,135 5.97 -5.53
SNP Bruce Mavor Cockie 2,777 5.29 N/A
Majority 1,089 2.08 -1.52
Turnout 52,509 77.05 -4.25
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

1966 general election[edit]

General Election 1966: Aberdeen South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Dewar 23,291 46.1 +3.65
Conservative Priscilla Buchan 21,492 42.5 -6.5
Liberal Norman W. King 5,797 11.5 N/A
Majority 1,799 3.6 -11.5
Turnout 50,580 81.3 -2.60
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.6

1964 general election[edit]

General Election 1964: Aberdeen South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Priscilla Buchan 25,824 50.00 -3.8
Labour Donald Dewar 21,926 42.45 +5.85
SNP John Reid 3,898 7.55 N/A
Majority 3,898 7.55 -9.65
Turnout 51,648 83.80 +2.23
Unionist hold Swing +4.82

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

1959 general election[edit]

General Election 1959: Aberdeen South[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Priscilla Buchan 25,471 53.8 -3.96
Labour Peter Doig 17,349 36.6 -5.66
Liberal Elma Tryphosa Dangerfield 4,558 9.6 N/A
Majority 8,122 17.2 +1.72
Turnout 47,378 81.57 +0.5
Unionist hold Swing -1.7

1955 general election[edit]

General Election 1955: Aberdeen South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Priscilla Buchan 26,817 57.74 -1.01
Labour Judith Hart 19,627 42.26 +1.01
Majority 7,190 15.48 -2.02
Turnout 46,444 81.07 -1.62
Unionist hold Swing -1.01

1951 general election[edit]

General Election 1951: Aberdeen South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Priscilla Buchan 28,947 58.75 +5.07
Labour Sinclair Shaw 20,325 41.25 +5.71
Majority 8,622 17.50 -0.63
Turnout 49,272 82.69 -1.80
Unionist hold Swing +5.39

1950 general election[edit]

General Election 1950: Aberdeen South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Priscilla Buchan 26,128 53.68 +6.95
Labour Olive R. Crutchley 17,302 35.54 - 6.64
Liberal Richard Thomas Pirie 5,248 10.78 -0.17
Majority 8,826 18.13 +13.71
Turnout 58,680 84.89 +12.29
Unionist hold Swing +6.80

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

1946 by-election[edit]

Aberdeen South by-election, 1946[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Priscilla Buchan 21,750 54.84 +8.11
Labour Arthur Irvine 17,911 45.16 +2.84
Majority 3,839 9.68 +5.26
Turnout 39,661
Unionist hold Swing +5.42

1945 general election[edit]

General Election 1945: Aberdeen South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Douglas Thomson 19,214 46.73 -26.59
Labour W McLaine 17,398 42.32 +10.46
Liberal James Logie Milne 4,501 10.95 +10.95
Majority 1,816 4.42 -31.85
Turnout 41,113 72.20 + 6.35
Unionist hold Swing +13.51

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

1935 general election[edit]

General Election 1935: Aberdeen South[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Douglas Thomson 25,270 68.14 -15.54
Labour George Rettie McIntosh 11,817 31.86 + 15.56
Majority 13,453 36.27 +4.19
Turnout 37,087 65.85 -9.98
Unionist hold Swing -15.5

1935 by-election[edit]

Aberdeen South by-election, 1935[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Douglas Thomson 20,925 66.04 -17.64
Labour Joseph Forbes Duncan 10,760 33.96 +17.64
Majority 10,165 32.08 -35.29
Turnout 31,685
Unionist hold Swing

1931 general election[edit]

General Election 1931: Aberdeen South[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Frederick Thomson 33,988 83.68 +22.82
Labour George Catto 6,627 16.32 -22.88
Majority 27,361 67.37 +45.77
Turnout 40,115 75.83 +8.63
Unionist hold Swing + 22.85

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

1929 general election[edit]

General Election 1929: Aberdeen South [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Frederick Thomson 21,548 60.8 +0.7
Labour William Martin 13,868 39.2 -0.7
Majority 7,680 21.6 +1.4
Turnout 35,416 67.2 -1.6
Unionist hold Swing -0.7

1924 general election[edit]

General Election 1924: Aberdeen South[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Frederick Thomson 16,092 60.1 +12.8
Labour George Archibald 10,699 39.9 +10.9
Majority 5,393 20.2 +1.9
Turnout 26,791 68.8 +8.1
Registered electors 38,958
Unionist hold Swing +1.0

1923 general election[edit]

Mallet
General Election 1923: Aberdeen South [29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Frederick Thomson 11,258 47.3 -10.7
Labour John Paton 6,911 29.0 n/a
Liberal Charles Mallet 5,641 23.7 -18.3
Majority 18.3
Turnout
Unionist hold Swing

1922 general election[edit]

General Election 1922: Aberdeen South [30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Frederick Thomson 13,208 58.0 -4.4
Liberal Charles Mallet 9,573 42.0 +21.2
Majority 3,635 16.0 -25.6
Turnout 57.5
Unionist hold Swing -12.8

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

1918 general election[edit]

General Election 1918: Aberdeen South[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Unionist Frederick Thomson 10,625 62.4 +21.9
Liberal John Fleming 3,535 20.8 −38.7
Independent James Robertson Watson 2,868 16.8 N/A
Majority 7,090 41.6 N/A
Turnout 17,028 43.9 −28.3
Registered electors 38,800
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +30.3
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

1917 by-election[edit]

Fleming
Aberdeen South by-election, 1917 [32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Fleming 3,283 64.1 +4.6
Independent James Robertson Watson 1,507 29.4 N/A
Independent Frederick Pethick-Lawrence 333 6.5 N/A
Majority 1,776 34.7 +15.7
Turnout 5,123 37.1 −35.1
Registered electors 13,791
Liberal hold Swing N/A

December 1910 general election[edit]

General Election December 1910: Aberdeen South[33][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Esslemont 5,862 59.5 −0.9
Liberal Unionist William C Smith 3,997 40.5 +0.9
Majority 1,865 19.0 −1.8
Turnout 9,859 72.2 −10.7
Registered electors 13,657
Liberal hold Swing −0.9

January 1910 general election[edit]

General Election January 1910: Aberdeen South[33][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Esslemont 6,749 60.4 −14.0
Unionist Ronald McNeill 4,433 39.6 +14.0
Majority 2,316 20.8 −28.0
Turnout 11,182 82.9 +12.7
Registered electors 13,496
Liberal hold Swing −14.0

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

1907 by-election[edit]

Aberdeen South by-election, 1907[34][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Esslemont 3,779 42.3 −32.1
Conservative Ronald McNeill 3,412 38.2 +12.6
Independent Labour Fred Bramley 1,740 19.5 N/A
Majority 367 4.1 −44.7
Turnout 8,931 68.4 −1.8
Registered electors 13,053
Liberal hold Swing −22.4

1906 general election[edit]

Black
General Election 1906: Aberdeen South[35][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Bryce 6,780 74.4 +21.9
Liberal Unionist William George Black 2,332 25.6 −21.9
Majority 4,448 48.8 +43.8
Turnout 9,112 70.2 −0.7
Registered electors 12,980
Liberal hold Swing +21.9

1900 general election[edit]

General Election 1900: Aberdeen South[36][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Bryce 4,238 52.5 −3.6
Liberal Unionist William Charles Smith 3,830 47.5 +3.6
Majority 408 5.0 −7.2
Turnout 8,068 70.9 −2.1
Registered electors 11,383
Liberal hold Swing −3.6

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

1895 general election[edit]

James Bryce
General Election 1895: Aberdeen South[36][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Bryce 3,985 56.1 +0.1
Liberal Unionist David Stewart 3,121 43.9 +15.7
Majority 864 12.2 −15.6
Turnout 7,106 73.0 +2.3
Registered electors 9,731
Liberal hold Swing −7.8

1892 by-election[edit]

By-election, 1892: Aberdeen South[32][37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Bryce Unopposed
Liberal hold

1892 general election[edit]

General Election 1892: Aberdeen South[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Bryce 3,513 56.0 N/A
Liberal Unionist James Samuel G. McCullagh 1,768 28.2 N/A
Scottish Trades Councils Henry Hyde Champion 991 15.8 N/A
Majority 1,745 27.8 N/A
Turnout 6,272 70.7 N/A
Registered electors 8,876
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

1886 general election[edit]

General Election 1886: Aberdeen South[38][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Bryce Unopposed
Liberal hold

1885 general election[edit]

General Election 1885: Aberdeen South[38][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Bryce 4,548 75.8 N/A
Conservative Colin McKenzie 1,455 24.2 N/A
Majority 3,093 51.6 N/A
Turnout 6,003 76.8 N/A
Registered electors 7,813
Liberal win (new seat)

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  22. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1963
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  25. ^ The Times, 23 May 1935
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  29. ^ The Times, 8 December 1923
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  35. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1907
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  37. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1893
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