Angus (Scottish Parliament constituency)
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|Former county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||Angus (part)
Dundee City (part)
Perth and Kinross (part)
|Replaced by||Angus North and Mearns,
Angus was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it was one of nine constituencies in the North East Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The other eight constituencies of the North East Scotland region are Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen North, Aberdeen South, Banff and Buchan, Dundee East, Dundee West, Gordon and West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
The region covers the Aberdeenshire council area, the Aberdeen City council area, the Dundee City council area, part of the Angus council area, a small part of the Moray council area and a small part of the Perth and Kinross council area.
Constituency boundaries and council areas
The Angus 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 boundaries of the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency were subject to major alterations.
The Holyrood constituency covers a southern portion of the Angus council area, north-eastern and north-western portions of the Dundee City council area and a small eastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area. The rest of the Angus council area is covered by the North Tayside constituency. The rest of the City of Dundee area is covered by the Dundee West and Dundee East constituencies, and the rest of the Perth and Kinross area is covered by the North Tayside constituency, the Perth constituency and the Ochil constituency. The North Tayside, Perth and Ochil constituencies are all within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region.
Following the First Periodic review of constituencies to the Scottish Parliament, Angus will be split into two newly drawn seats in time for the election in 2011. These will be Angus North and Mearns and Angus South.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|1999||Andrew Welsh||Scottish National Party|
|2011||constituency abolished: replaced by Angus South|
|Liberal Democrats||Scott Rennie||3,799||11.9||-0.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Dick Spiers||3,802||12.76||-0.02|
|Scottish Socialist||Bruce Wallace||1,301||4.37||+4.37|
|Liberal Democrats||Dick Spiers||4,413||12.78||-7.66|