Perth and North Perthshire (UK Parliament constituency)


Perth and North Perthshire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Perth and North Perthshire


Type = County
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = Perth and Kinross
Year = 2005
MP = Pete Wishart
Party = Scottish National Party
EP = Scotland

Perth and North Perthshire is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, representing, at any one time, a seat for one Member of Parliament (MP), elected by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

As a result of the Fifth Periodical Review of the Boundary Commission for Scotland, the constituency was created to cover a northern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, and first used in the 2005 general election. Perth and North Perthshire was created, at the same time, to cover the rest of the Perth and Kinross council area and the Clackmannanshire council area.

Prior to the 2005 election, the council areas had been covered by the Angus, Ochil, Perth and North Tayside constituencies. The Perth constituency was entirely within the Perth and Kinross council area, the North Tayside constituency covered a northern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area and a northern portion of the Angus council area, the Angus constituency covered a small southeastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, a southern portion of the Angus council area, and northern portions of the Dundee City council area, and the Ochil constituency covered another southeastern portion of the Perth and Kinross council area, the whole of the Clackmannanshire council area and a southeastern portion of the Stirling council area.

Perth and North Perthshire replaced part of the North Tayside constituency and part of the Perth constituency.

Member of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Pete Wishart
votes = 15,469
percentage = 33.7
change = −2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Douglas Taylor
votes = 13,948
percentage = 30.4
change = +5.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Doug Maughan
votes = 8,601
percentage = 18.7
change = −5.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Gordon Campbell
votes = 7,403
percentage = 16.1
change = +4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Philip Stott
votes = 509
percentage = 1.1
change = −1.2
Election box majority
votes = 1,521
percentage = 3.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 45,930
percentage = 64.8
change = +0.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Scottish National Party
swing = −3.8

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