Dundee East (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Dundee East
Former burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
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Dundee East shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Former constituency
Created 1999
Abolished 2011
Council area Dundee City (part)
Replaced by Dundee City East

Dundee East 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 sevenadditional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

From the Scottish Parliament election, 2011, Dundee East was redrawn and renamed Dundee City East.

Electoral region[edit]

See also North East Scotland Scottish Parliament region

From 1999–2011, the other nine constituencies of the North East Scotland region were Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen North, Aberdeen South, Angus, Banff and Buchan, 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[edit]

The Dundee East 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 some alteration.

From the 2011 election, the redrawn and renamed Dundee City East constituency will consist of the following electoral wards;

  • In full: East End, The Ferry;
  • In part: Coldside; Maryfield; North East

Council area[edit]

The Holyrood constituency is within the Dundee City council area, which is divided between three North East Scotland constituencies. Dundee East and Dundee West are within the city area. The Angus constituency covers north-eastern and north-western areas of the city, as well as a southern portion of the Angus council area and a small eastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area.

Member of the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Member Party Took office Left office
    Shona Robison SNP 2003 2011
    John McAllion Labour 1999 2003
2011 constituency abolished: see Dundee City East

Election results[edit]

Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Dundee East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Shona Robison 13,314 49.6 +10.0
Labour Iain Luke 8,790 32.7 -6.6
Conservative Chris Bustin 2,976 11.1 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Clive Sneddon 1,789 6.7 +0.7
Majority 4,524 16.8 +16.5
Rejected ballots 913 {{{change}}}
Turnout 28,698 49.9 +2.8
SNP hold Swing 16.9 %
Scottish Parliament election, 2003: Dundee East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Shona Robison 10,428 39.58 +5.32
Labour John McAllion 10,338 39.24 -4.04
Conservative Edward Prince 3,133 11.89 -2.09
Liberal Democrats Clive Sneddon 1,584 6.01 -0.79
Independent James Gourlay 865 3.28 +3.28
Majority 90 0.34
Turnout 26,348 - 6.43
SNP gain from Labour Swing 0.34 %

Scottish Parliament election, 1999: Dundee East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John McAllion 13,703 43.28
SNP Shona Robison 10,849 34.26
Conservative Iain Mitchell 4,428 13.98
Liberal Democrats Raymond Lawrie 2,153 6.80
Scottish Socialist Harvey Duke 530 1.67
Majority 2,854 9.02
Turnout 31,663
Labour hold Swing

See also[edit]