Gordon (UK Parliament constituency)


Gordon (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Gordon


Type = County
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = Aberdeenshire/City of Aberdeen
Year = 1983
MP = Malcolm Bruce
Party = Liberal Democrats
EP = Scotland

Gordon 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 1983 general election, but has undergone boundary changes since that date.

There is also a Gordon 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 at that time.

Boundaries

New boundaries were used for the 2005 general election. Prior to that election the constituency covered a central portion of the Aberdeenshire council area and a small eastern portion of the Moray council area. As a result of the 2005 boundary changes, in accordance with the Fifth Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland, [" [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ Boundary Commission for Scotland website] ".] the Gordon constituency is now one of five covering the Aberdeenshire council area and the Aberdeen City council area.

The Gordon constituency now covers a central portion of the Aberdeenshire area and a northern portion of the Aberdeen City area. Entirely within the Aberdeenshire area, there is also Banff and Buchan, to the north of Gordon, and West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, to the south. Entirely within the Aberdeen City area, there is also Aberdeen North, to the south of Gordon, and Aberdeen South, further south.

The towns of Ellon, Inverurie and Huntly remain within the constituency.

Keith (within the Moray council area) was transferred to the Moray constituency, Turriff was transferred to the Banff and Buchan constituency, and Westhill and Kemnay were transferred to the West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituency.

The Bridge of Don and Dyce areas (within the City of Aberdeen council area) were transferred to the Gordon constituency from the Aberdeen North constituency.

Members of Parliament

* Malcolm Bruce, Liberal Democrat (1983–"present")

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Richard Thomson
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Malcolm Bruce
votes = 20,008
percentage = 45.0
change = +6.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Iain Brotchie
votes = 8,982
percentage = 20.2
change = −1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Atkinson
votes = 7,842
percentage = 17.6
change = −1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Joanna Strathdee
votes = 7,098
percentage = 16.0
change = −3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Tommy Paterson
votes = 508
percentage = 1.1
change = −0.4
Election box majority
votes = 11,026
percentage = 24.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 44,438
percentage = 61.8
change = +5.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = +3.8

Before the 2005 general election, Scotland went through major boundary changes.

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Gordon
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Malcolm Bruce
votes = 17,928
percentage = 48.5
change = +5.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nanette Milne
votes = 8,049
percentage = 21.8
change = −4.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Rhona Kemp
votes = 5,760
percentage = 15.6
change = −4.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ellis Thorpe
votes = 4,730
percentage = 12.8
change = +2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = John Sangster
votes = 534
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,879
percentage = 22.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,001
percentage = 58.3
change = −13.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Gordon
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Malcolm Bruce
votes = 17,999
percentage = 42.6
change = +5.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Porter
votes = 11,002
percentage = 26.0
change = −11.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Richard Lochhead
votes = 8,435
percentage = 20.0
change = −5.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Lindsey Kirkhill
votes = 4,350
percentage = 10.3
change = −1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Fred Pidcock
votes = 459
percentage = 1.1
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 6,997
percentage = 16.6
change = +16.1
Election box turnout
votes = 42,245
percentage = 71.9
change = −2

Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Footnotes

See also


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