Aberdeenshire East (Scottish Parliament constituency)
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Created from||Banff and Buchan,|
Aberdeenshire East is a 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.
The other nine constituencies of the North East Scotland region are Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Dundee City East and Dundee City West.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The electoral wards used in the creation of Aberdeenshire East are:
- In full: Central Buchan, Turriff and District, Mid Formartine, Ellon and District, Inverurie and District
- In part: Peterhead South and Cruden (shared with Banffshire and Buchan Coast), East Garioch (shared with Aberdeenshire West)
It was created for the 2011 election, mostly replacing Gordon.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
The seat was represented since the 2007 election by Alex Salmond, the First Minister. He was previously MSP for Banff and Buchan from 1999 until resigning in 2001; he also represented the Westminster seat of Banff and Buchan from 1987 until retiring from the UK Parliament in 2010.
|2011||Alex Salmond||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||Christine Jardine||6,611||19.0||+5.0|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Aberdeenshire East|
Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|Liberal Democrats||Alison McInnes||4,238||13.99||N/A||3,169||10.46|
|Scottish Senior Citizens||407||1.34|
|Independent - John Cox||124||0.41|
|Independent - David Henderson||28||0.09|
|Independent - Andrew McBride||12||0.04|
|Angus Independents Representatives||5||0.02|
|Total Valid votes||30,286||30,297|
|SNP win new seat||Majority||15,295||50.50|
| Constituency represented by the First Minister
2011 – 2014
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2011-05-14.