Perthshire North (Scottish Parliament constituency)
|Perthshire North shown within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region and the region shown within Scotland|
|Council area||Perth and Kinross|
|Party||Scottish National Party|
Perthshire North is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election. Also, it is one of nine constituencies in the Mid Scotland and Fife 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 Mid Scotland and Fife region are Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, North East Fife, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire and Stirling.
Constituency boundaries and council area
The constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of a pre-existing Westminster (House of Commons) constituency. The area has been covered by Westminster constituencies with differing names but similar boundaries since 1918, but in 2005 Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies. Most of the Perth Westminster constituency was merged into Ochil and South Perthshire. Part, including the town of Perth, was merged into Perth and North Perthshire.
The electoral wards used in Perthshire North are:
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|2011||John Swinney||Scottish National Party|
Scottish Parliamentary election, 2011
|Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Perthshire North|
Notes: Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
|Liberal Democrats||Victor Clements||1,196||3.99||-7.81||1,121||3.73|
|Scottish Senior Citizens||440||1.46|
|Independent - Andrew Rodger||42||0.14|
|Total Valid votes||29,953||30,075|
Scottish Liberal Democrats polled under 5% and thus lost their deposit
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Perthshire North|
- See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland
- Scottish Parliamentary election results 2011-Perth and Kinross Council; retrieved 14.05.2011
- Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Results 2011-Perth and Kinross Council; retrieved 14.05.2011