South Angus (UK Parliament constituency)

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Angus South
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Forfarshire
Major settlements Arbroath, Carnoustie, Forfar and Monifieth
19501983
Number of members One
Replaced by East Angus and North Tayside[1]
Created from Forfar and Montrose Burghs

Angus South was a county constituency in Scotland, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1950 to 1983.

Boundaries[edit]

The burghs of Arbroath, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, and Monifieth, and the districts of Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, and Monifieth.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1950 James Duncan Conservative and National Liberal
1964 Jock Bruce-Gardyne Conservative
Oct 1974 Andrew Welsh SNP
1979 Peter Fraser Conservative
1983 constituency abolished: see Angus East & Tayside North

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: South Angus[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative and National Liberal James Duncan 19,324 53.9 N/A
Labour Norman Hogg 9,176 25.6 N/A
Liberal John George Jenkins 7,360 20.5 N/A
Majority 10,148 28.3 N/A
Turnout 35,860 82.0 N/A
Conservative and National Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1951: South Angus[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal and Conservative James Duncan 24,478 70.9 +17.0
Labour James Harold 10,028 29.1 +3.5
Majority 14,450 41.9
Turnout 34,506 76.6 −5.4
National Liberal and Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: South Angus[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal and Conservative James Duncan 23,967 72.7 +1.8
Labour Harry Gourlay 8,996 27.3 −1.8
Majority 14,971 45.4
Turnout 32,963 73.6 −3.0
National Liberal and Conservative hold Swing +1.8
General Election 1959: South Angus[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal and Conservative James Duncan 19,435 57.1 −15.6
Liberal George Mackie 8,139 23.9 N/A
Labour James L. Stewart 6,477 19.0 −8.3
Majority 11,296 33.2
Turnout 34,051 75.9 +2.3
National Liberal and Conservative hold Swing

Elections of the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: South Angus[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Jock Bruce-Gardyne 19,566 58.2 +1.1
Labour Co-op Dick Douglas 7,590 22.6 +3.6
Liberal Christopher B. H. Scott 6,472 19.3 −4.6
Majority 11,976 35.6
Turnout 33,628 75.6 −0.3
Unionist hold Swing −1.3
General Election 1966: South Angus[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jock Bruce-Gardyne 22,407 70.4 +12.2
Labour Francis Cosgrove McManus 9,404 29.6 +7.0
Majority 13,003 40.9
Turnout 31,811 71.2 −4.4
Conservative hold Swing +2.6

Elections of the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: South Angus[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jock Bruce-Gardyne 20,439 56.2 −14.2
SNP Malcolm Slesser 8,406 23.1 N/A
Labour Herbert Coutts 7,557 20.8 −8.8
Majority 12,033 33.1
Turnout 36,402 73.8 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing
General Election February 1974: South Angus[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jock Bruce-Gardyne 20,522 49.5 −6.7
SNP Malcolm Slesser 15,179 36.6 +13.5
Labour Robert William Perks 5,721 13.8 −7.0
Majority 5,343 12.9
Turnout 41,422 79.9 +6.1
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Angus South[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Andrew Welsh 17,073 43.8 +7.2
Conservative Jock Bruce-Gardyne 15,249 39.2 −10.3
Labour Neal Lorimer Geaughan 4,103 10.5 −3.3
Liberal Henry O'Farrell Will 2,529 6.5 N/A
Majority 1,824 4.7
Turnout 38,954 74.5 +1.8
SNP gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1979: Angus South[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Fraser 20,029 43.6 +4.4
SNP Andrew Welsh 19,066 41.5 −2.3
Labour Ian Gordon Philip 4,623 10.1 −0.4
Liberal Henry O'Farrell Will 2,218 4.8 −1.7
Majority 963 2.1
Turnout 45,936 79.9 +5.4
Conservative gain from SNP Swing 3.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Angus South', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1955
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1955
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1970
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1963
  10. ^ [4]
  11. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1966
  12. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1970
  13. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1972
  14. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 977
  15. ^ Whitaker's Almanack, 1977
  16. ^ Election 79 BBC TV broadcast