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Aberdeen Central (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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.

Aberdeen Central
Union Street, Aberdeen
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North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Aberdeen Central shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
CountryScotland Flag of Scotland.svg
CityAberdeen
Government
 • MSPKevin Stewart
 • PartySNP
Area
 • Total17.0 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Population
 • Total83,824
 • Density4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)

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Electoral regionEdit

Constituency boundaries and council areaEdit

 
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 ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Next Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Douglas Lumsden[3]
2016 Scottish Parliament election: Aberdeen Central[4]
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 hold Swing +0.5
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Aberdeen Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP 7,684 30.3
Labour 7,335 29.0
Liberal Democrats 6,824 26.9
Conservative 3,481 13.7
Majority 349 1.4
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
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://statistics.gov.scot/slice?dataset=http%3A%2F%2Fstatistics.gov.scot%2Fdata%2Fland-area-2011-data-zone-based&http%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Flinked-data%2Fcube%23measureType=http%3A%2F%2Fstatistics.gov.scot%2Fdef%2Fmeasure-properties%2Fcount&http%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Flinked-data%2Fsdmx%2F2009%2Fdimension%23refPeriod=http%3A%2F%2Freference.data.gov.uk%2Fid%2Fyear%2F2014
  2. ^ http://statistics.gov.scot/doc/statistical-geography/S16000074
  3. ^ The Press & Journal. 26 June 2019 https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/1781894/aberdeen-city-council-co-leader-to-run-in-2021-holyrood-election/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/scotland-constituencies/S16000074

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