East Angus (UK Parliament constituency)

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Angus East
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Angus
19831997
Number of members One
Replaced by Angus, Tayside North, Dundee East, Dundee West
Created from North Angus & Mearns
South Angus

Angus East was a Scottish county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 1997, when it was replaced largely by Angus with smaller proportions moving to Tayside North, Dundee East and Dundee West.[1] Between 1950 and 1983, the area had been represented by the North Angus & Mearns and South Angus constituencies.

It elected one Member of Parliament (MP), using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

The Angus District electoral divisions of Aberbrothock, Arbroath Elliot, Arbroath St Vigeans, Brechin, Carnoustie, Eastern Glens, Montrose Lunan, and Montrose Northesk, and the City of Dundee District electoral divisions of Monifieth and Sidlaw.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Peter Fraser Conservative
1987 Andrew Welsh SNP
1997 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Angus East[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Fraser 19,218 44.1 N/A
SNP Andrew Welsh 15,691 36.0 N/A
Social Democratic Pauline Hammond 4,978 11.4 N/A
Labour Charles McConnell 3,497 8.0 N/A
Ecology Pamela Ross 239 0.6 N/A
Majority 3,527 8.1 N/A
Turnout 43,623 73.5 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General Election 1987: Angus East[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Andrew Welsh 19,536 42.4 +6.4
Conservative Peter Fraser 17,992 39.0 −5.1
Labour Raymond Mennie 4,971 10.8 +2.8
Social Democratic Ian Mortimer 3,592 7.8 −3.6
Majority 1,544 3.4
Turnout 46,091 75.5 +2.0
SNP gain from Conservative Swing +5.8

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Angus East[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Andrew Welsh 19,006 40.1 −2.3
Conservative Ronald Harris 18,052 38.1 −0.9
Labour Donald Taylor 5,994 12.6 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Callum McLeod 3,897 8.2 +0.4
Green Duncan McCabe 449 0.9 +0.9
Majority 954 2.0 −1.3
Turnout 47,398 75.0 −0.5
SNP hold Swing −0.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies", BBC/ITN/PA News/Sky, 1995, p. 188.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 2)
  3. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1983. Politics Resources. 9 June 1983. Retrieved 9 Feb 2012. 
  5. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1987. Politics Resources. 11 June 1987. Retrieved 9 Feb 2012. 
  7. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.