West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine (UK Parliament constituency)


West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine


Type = County
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = Aberdeenshire
Year = 1997
MP = Robert Smith
Party = Liberal Democrats
EP = Scotland

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster), which elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It was first used in the 1997 general election, but has undergone boundary changes since that date.

There is also a West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Holyrood constituency, a constituency of the Scottish Parliament [The boundaries of Holyrood constituencies remain as when the constituencies were created in 1999
"Holyrood" referes to the fact that the Scottish Parliament Building is in the Holyrood area of Edinburgh
See also "Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions"
] , created in 1999 with the boundaries of the Westminster constituency of at that time.

Boundaries

The constituency covers a southern portion of the Aberdeenshire council area.

As redefined by the Fifth Periodical Review of the Boundary Commission for Scotland. [" [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ Boundary Commission for Scotland website] "] and subsequently first used in the 2005 general election, it is one of five constituencies covering the Aberdeenshire council area and the Aberdeen City council area. To the northeast of West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine there are the constituencies of Aberdeen North and Aberdeen South, which are both entirely within the Aberdeen City area. To the north of West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, there is the Gordon constituency, which covers part of the Aberdeenshire area and part of the Aberdeen City area, and further north there is the Banff and Buchan constituency which, like West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, is entirely within the Aberdeenshire area.

The West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituency includes the towns of Stonehaven, Portlethen and Banchory, and stretches along the Dee river valley to Braemar. Westhill and Kemnay, which were with the Gordon constituency until 2005, are now within the West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituency.

Members of Parliament

*Robert Smith, Liberal Democrat (1997–"present")

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alex Johnstone
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Dennis Robertson
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Robert Smith
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Robert Smith
votes = 19,285
percentage = 46.3
change = +2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alex Johnstone
votes = 11,814
percentage = 28.4
change = −2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James Barrowman
votes = 5,470
percentage = 13.1
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Caroline Little
votes = 4,700
percentage = 11.3
change = −0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Lorna Grant
votes = 379
percentage = 0.9
change = −0.2
Election box majority
votes = 7,471
percentage = 17.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,648
percentage = 63.5
change = +1.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = +2.2

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Robert Smith
votes = 16,507
percentage = 43.5
change = +2.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Thomas Kerr
votes = 11,686
percentage = 30.8
change = −4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Kevin Hutchens
votes = 4,669
percentage = 12.3
change = +3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = John Green
votes = 4,634
percentage = 12.2
change = −0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Alan Manley
votes = 418
percentage = 1.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,821
percentage = 12.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,914
percentage = 62.0
change = −11.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = +3.3

Notes and references


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.