Aberdeen North (Scottish Parliament constituency)
Aberdeen North was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament from 1999–2011. It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, it was one of nine constituencies in the North East Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to nine (now ten) constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
|Former burgh constituency|
for the Scottish Parliament
|Council area||Aberdeen City (part)|
|Replaced by||Aberdeen Donside|
Between 1999 and 2011, the North East Scotland electoral region consisted of Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen North, Aberdeen South, Angus, Banff and Buchan, Dundee East, Dundee West, Gordon, and West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.
The region covered the Aberdeenshire council area, the Aberdeen City council area, the Dundee City council area, part of the Angus council area, a small part of the Moray council area, and a small part of the Perth and Kinross council area.
The Aberdeen North constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, the boundaries of the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency were subject to major alterations.
Following their First Periodic review of parliamentary constituencies to the Scottish Parliament, the Boundary Commission for Scotland has created three newly shaped seats for the Aberdeen City council area. These seats, first contested at the 2011 election, are Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside, and Aberdeen South and North Kincardine. Aberdeen North will be succeeded by Aberdeen Donside.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
|1999||Elaine Thomson||Scottish Labour Party|
|2003||Brian Adam||Scottish National Party|
|2011||constituency abolished: replaced by Aberdeen Donside|
|Liberal Democrats||Steve Delaney||3,836||15.4||-7.6|
|Liberal Democrats||John Reynolds||5,767||23.0||+5.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Katrine Trolle||644||2.6||+2.6|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||+1.7|
|Liberal Democrats||James Donaldson||4,767||17.1||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|