Banff and Buchan (UK Parliament constituency)
|Banff and Buchan|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Banff and Buchan in Scotland
|Member of Parliament||David Duguid (Conservative)|
|Created from||Aberdeenshire East and Banffshire|
|European Parliament constituency||Scotland|
Banff and Buchan is a constituency of the British House of Commons, located in the north-east of Scotland within the Aberdeenshire council area. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) at least once every five years using the first-past-the-post system of voting.
The seat has been held by David Duguid - for the Conservative Party - since June 2017. The constituency saw the second-largest swing to the Conservatives in all of Scotland (20.2%), bested only - and slightly - by the swing the Conservatives achieved in defeating former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond in the neighboring seat of Gordon (20.4%).
Prior to 2017, the seat had been held by the Scottish National Party since 1987, with Salmond representing the seat until 2010. In 2010, Eilidh Whiteford succeeded Salmond as the constituency's MP; however, the SNP vote share fell below 50% for the first time since 1992, due to a strong challenge by the Conservative Party. In the 2015 election the SNP achieved its best ever result in the constituency, with Whiteford winning over 60% of the vote and increasing her majority to 31.4%.
The constituency was reported to have voted in favour of Scottish independence at the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Banff and Buchan is estimated to have voted to leave the European Union at the 2016 European Union membership referendum on a margin of 54% Leave to 46% Remain, making it the only Scottish constituency to vote Leave.
1983-1997: Banff and Buchan District.
1997-2005: The Banff and Buchan District electoral divisions of Banff and Portsoy, Deveron, Fraserburgh North, Fraserburgh South, Mid Buchan, Peterhead North, Peterhead South, and Ugie, Cruden and Boddam.
2005–present: The Aberdeenshire Council wards of Durn, Banff West and Boyndie, Banff, Aberchirder, Macduff, Gamrie King Edward, Buchan North, Fraserburgh West, Fraserburgh North, Fraserburgh East, Fraserburgh South, Buchan North East, South Buchan, Central Buchan, Lonmay and St Fergus, Mintlaw Old Deer, Mintlaw Longside, Boddam Inverugie, Blackhouse, Buchanhaven, Peterhead Central Roanheads, Clerkhill, Dales Towerhill, Cruden, Turriff West, Turriff East, Upper Ythan, and Fyvie Methlick.
New boundaries were used for the 2005 general election, as recommended by the Fifth Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland, and the constituency is now one of five covering the Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City council areas. The Banff and Buchan constituency is entirely within the Aberdeenshire area, covering a northern portion of it. To the south, Gordon includes part of the Aberdeenshire area and part of the Aberdeen City area. Further south, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine is entirely within the Aberdeenshire area and Aberdeen North and Aberdeen South are entirely within the Aberdeen City area.
Members of ParliamentEdit
|1987||Alex Salmond||Scottish National Party|
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Galen Milne||1,448||3.5||-1.6|
|Conservative gain from SNP||Swing||+20.2|
|Liberal Democrat||David Evans||2,347||5.1||−6.2|
1: After nominations were closed, Hoque was suspended from the Labour Party when he was charged with multiple driving offences.
|Liberal Democrat||Galen Milne||4,365||11.3||−2.0|
The swing of 10.6% to the Conservatives in Banff and Buchan was the largest swing in Scotland at the 2010 general election.
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Eleanor Anderson||4,952||13.3||+4.3|
|Christian Vote||Victor Ross||683||1.8||N/A|
|Scottish Socialist||Steve Will||412||1.1||−0.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Douglas Herbison||2,769||9.0||+3.0|
|Scottish Socialist||Alice Rowan||447||1.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Neil Fletcher||2,398||6.0||+0.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Rhona Kemp||2,588||5.6||−4.0|
Elections in the 1980sEdit
|Social Democratic||George Burness||4,211||9.6||−5.5|
|SNP gain from Conservative||Swing||+3.9|
|Social Democratic||Edward Needham||6,084||15.0||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
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