North Tayside (UK Parliament constituency)

North Tayside (UK Parliament constituency)
North Tayside
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Tayside
1983 (1983)2005 (2005)
Number of members One
Replaced by Angus
Perth & North Perthshire

North Tayside was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 2005. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post voting system.

The constituency was abolished for the 2005 general election, and the area is now represented by Angus and Perth and North Perthshire.

The Scottish Parliament constituency of North Tayside, which covered the same area, continues in existence.



Members of Parliament

Election Member[1] Party
1983 Bill Walker Conservative
1997 John Swinney SNP
2001 Pete Wishart SNP
2005 constituency abolished

Election results

General Election 2001: North Tayside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Pete Wishart 15,441 40.1 −4.8
Conservative Murdo Fraser 12,158 31.6 −4.2
Labour Thomas Docherty 5,715 14.8 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Julia Robertson 4,365 11.3 +3.2
Scottish Socialist Rosie Adams 620 1.6 N/A
Independent (politician) Tina MacDonald 220 0.6 N/A
Majority 3,283 8.5
Turnout 38,519 62.5 −11.8
SNP hold Swing


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