Angus North and Mearns (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Angus North and Mearns
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Angus North and Mearns (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Angus North and Mearns shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
PartyScottish National Party
MSPMairi Evans
Council areaAngus
Created fromAngus,
North Tayside,
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

Angus North and Mearns 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. 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.

From the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the seat of Angus was split into two separate constituencies; Angus North and Mearns and Angus South

Electoral region[edit]

The other nine constituencies of the North East Scotland region are Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, 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]

Angus is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Angus North and Mearns and Angus South. Aberdeenshire is represented by four constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns and Banffshire and Buchan Coast.

The electoral wards used in the creation of Angus North and Mearns are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2011 Nigel Don Scottish National Party
2016 Mairi Evans

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Angus North and Mearns[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Mairi Evans 13,417 45.7 -9.1
Conservative Alex Johnstone 10,945 37.3 +11.7
Labour John Ruddy 2,752 9.4 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Euan Davidson 2,265 7.7 +0.8
Majority 2,472 8.4 -20.8
Turnout 29,379 54.1 +6.7
SNP hold Swing -10.4
Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Angus North and Mearns
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Nigel Don 13,660 54.8 N/A
Conservative Alex Johnstone 6,374 25.6 N/A
Labour Kevin Hutchens 3,160 12.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sanjay Samani 1,726 6.9 N/A
Majority 7,286 29.2
Turnout 24,920 47.4
SNP win (new seat)

See also[edit]