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Aberdeen Central (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Aberdeen Central
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Aberdeen Central (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Aberdeen Central shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created1999
PartyScottish National Party
MSPKevin Stewart
Council areaAberdeen City

Aberdeen Central is a burgh constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one 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.

Electoral region

The other nine constituencies of the North East Scotland region are Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus North and Mearns, Angus South, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Dundee City East and Dundee City West.

The region covers all of the Aberdeen City council area, the Aberdeenshire council area, the Angus council area, the Dundee City council area and part of the Moray council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area

Wards of the Aberdeen Central Scottish Parliament constituency as of 2011.

The Aberdeen Central 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 Westminster constituency was abolished.

The Holyrood constituency is within the Aberdeen City council area, which is divided between three constituencies: Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside and Aberdeen South and North Kincardine. Central and Donside are entirely within the city area, while South and North Kincardine also takes in North Kincardine in the Aberdeenshire council area.

Following their First Periodic review of parliamentary constituencies to the Scottish Parliament, the Boundary Commission for Scotland created three newly shaped seats for the Aberdeen City council area.

In forming the new Aberdeen Central, the electoral wards used are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Lewis Macdonald Labour
2011 Kevin Stewart SNP

Election results

Next Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Douglas Lumsden[1]
2016 Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Kevin Stewart 11,648 43.6 +3.6
Labour Lewis MacDonald 7,299 27.3 -10.2
Conservative Tom Mason 6,022 22.6 +10.2
Liberal Democrats Ken McLeod 1,735 6.5 -2.8
Majority 4,349 16.3 +13.8
Turnout 26,704 46.7 +2.9
SNP hold Swing +6.9
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Kevin Stewart 10,058 40.0 +9.7
Labour Lewis MacDonald 9,441 37.5 +8.6
Conservative Sandy Wallace 3,100 12.3 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Sheila Thomson 2,349 9.3 -17.6
National Front Mike Phillips 201 0.8 +0.8
Majority 617 2.5
Turnout 25,149 43.8
SNP win (new seat)
2007 Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lewis Macdonald 7,232 34.2 +1.6
SNP Karen Shirron 6,850 32.4 +5.7
Liberal Democrats John Stewart 4,693 22.2 -0.4
Conservative Andrew Jones 2,345 11.1 -1.4
Majority 382 1.8
Turnout 21,120 45.3 +3.0
Labour hold Swing
2003 Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lewis Macdonald 6,835 32.6 -6.3
SNP Richard Lochhead 5,593 26.7 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Anderson 4,744 22.6 +6.0
Conservative Alan Butler 2,616 12.5 -1.3
Scottish Socialist Andy Cumbers 1,176 5.6 +3.6
Majority 1,242 5.9
Turnout 20,964 42.4
Labour hold Swing
1999 Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lewis Macdonald 10,305 38.9 N/A
SNP Richard Lochhead 7,609 28.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Anderson 4,403 16.6 N/A
Conservative Tom Mason 3,655 13.8 N/A
Scottish Socialist Andy Cumbers 523 2 N/A
Majority 2,696 10.2
Turnout 26,495
Labour win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ The Press & Journal. 26 June 2019 [www.pressandjournal.co.uk]. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ [www.bbc.co.uk]

See also

Aberdeen City Youth Council