Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Banffshire and Buchan Coast|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|Created from||Banff and Buchan,
Banffshire and Buchan Coast 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 also 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 East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Dundee City East and Dundee City West.
Constituency boundaries and council area
Aberdeenshire is represented by four constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns and Banffshire and Buchan Coast. The rest of Moray is represented by the Moray constituency.
Following the First Periodic review of constituencies for the Scottish Parliament, Banff and Buchan became the newly drawn seat of Banffshire and Buchan Coast at the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.
The electoral wards used in the creation of Banffshire and Buchan Coast constituency are:
- In full: Banff and District, Troup, Fraserburgh and District, Peterhead North and Rattray, Buckie
- In part: Peterhead South and Cruden (shared with Aberdeenshire East), Keith and Cullen (shared with Moray)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|1999||Rt Hon Alex Salmond||Scottish National Party|
As Banffshire and Buchan Coast
|2011||Stewart Stevenson||Scottish National Party|
|Liberal Democrats||David Evans||1,290||4.5||+0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Galen Milne||958||3.8||-5.7|
|Conservative||Geordie Burnett Stuart||5,501||20.2||-0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Alison McInnes||2,617||9.6||+1.1|