Angus North and Mearns
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Angus North and Mearns (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
Angus North and Mearns shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population70,839 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created2011
PartyScottish National Party
MSPMairi Gougeon
Council areaAngus
Aberdeenshire
Created fromAngus,
North Tayside,
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

Angus North and Mearns is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) covering parts of the council areas of Angus and Aberdeenshire. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. It is one of ten constituencies in the North East Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

The seat was created for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election and covers areas that were in the seats of Angus, Tayside North and West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.[2] It has been held by Mairi Gougeon of the Scottish National Party since the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.

Electoral region

See also: North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

The other nine constituencies of the North East Scotland region are Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Donside, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, Aberdeenshire West, Angus South, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Dundee City East and Dundee City West.

The region covers all of the Aberdeen City council area, the Aberdeenshire council area, the Angus council area, the Dundee City council area and part of the Moray council area.

Constituency boundaries and council area

Angus North and Mearns covers parts of the council areas of Aberdeenshire and Angus. Angus is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament, the other constituency being Angus South. Aberdeenshire is represented by four other constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Aberdeenshire East and Aberdeenshire West are both entirely within Aberdeenshire; Aberdeen South and North Kincardine also includes a portion of Aberdeen City; Banffshire and Buchan Coast also includes a portion of the Moray council area.

The electoral wards used in the creation of Angus North and Mearns are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
2011 Nigel Don SNP
2016 Mairi Gougeon (née Evans)

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Angus North and Mearns[3][4]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Mairi Gougeon[a] 17,144 48.6 Increase2.9 14,360 40.6 Decrease0.7
Conservative Braden Davy 13,635 38.7 Increase1.4 12,451 35.2 Decrease0.7
Labour Cindy Douglas 2,686 7.6 Decrease1.8 2,912 8.2 Decrease0.8
Green 2,151 6.1 Increase0.9
Liberal Democrats Michael Turvey 1,804 5.1 Decrease2.6 1,603 4.5 Decrease0.7
Alba 724 2.0 New
All for Unity 251 0.7 New
Scottish Family 191 0.5 New
Independent Green Voice 188 0.5 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 151 0.4 New
Reform UK 80 0.2 New
Freedom Alliance 77 0.2 New
Restore Scotland 63 0.2 New
Libertarian 56 0.2 Steady0.0
UKIP 52 0.1 Decrease2.0
Independent Laura Marshall 35 0.1 New
Independent Geoffrey Farquharson 29 0.0 New
Renew 5 0.0 New
Majority 3,509 9.9 Increase 1.5
Valid Votes 35,269 35,379
Invalid Votes 114 41
Turnout 35,383 64.2 Increase10.1 35,420 64.2 Increase10.1
SNP hold Swing Increase0.8
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Angus North and Mearns[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Mairi Evans 13,417 45.7 Decrease9.1 12,170 41.3 Decrease11.3
Conservative Alex Johnstone[a] 10,945 37.3 Increase11.7 10,575 35.9 Increase15.1
Labour John Ruddy 2,752 9.4 Decrease3.3 2,663 9.0 Decrease2.3
Green 1,532 5.2 Increase1.4
Liberal Democrats Euan Davidson 2,265 7.7 Increase0.8 1,522 5.2 Decrease0.5
UKIP 626 2.1 Increase1.2
Scottish Christian 110 0.4 Decrease0.2
Solidarity 80 0.3 Increase0.2
National Front 69 0.2 Steady0.0
Libertarian 56 0.2 New
Communist 47 0.2 New
RISE 44 0.1 New
Majority 2,472 8.4 Decrease20.8
Valid Votes 29,379 29,494
Invalid Votes 117 40
Turnout 29,496 54.1 Increase5.2 29,534 54.3 Increase5.3
SNP hold Swing Decrease10.4
Notes
  1. ^ Elected on the party list
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Angus North and Mearns[8][9]
Party Candidate Constituency Region
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Nigel Don[a] 13,660 54.8 N/A 13,114 52.6 N/A
Conservative Alex Johnstone[a] 6,374 25.6 N/A 5,195 20.8 N/A
Labour Kevin Hutchens 3,160 12.7 N/A 2,828 11.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sanjay Samani 1,726 6.9 N/A 1,431 5.7 N/A
Green 948 3.8 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 474 1.9 N/A
Scottish Christian 145 0.6 N/A
UKIP 237 0.9 N/A
Socialist Labour 145 0.6 N/A
BNP 187 0.7 N/A
Scottish Socialist 75 0.3 N/A
National Front 54 0.2 N/A
Solidarity 15 0.1 N/A
Angus Independents 43 0.2 N/A
Others 59 0.2 N/A
Majority 7,286 29.2 N/A
Valid Votes 24,920 24,950
Invalid Votes 88 102
Turnout 20,008 48.9 N/A 25,052 49.0 N/A
SNP win (new seat)
Notes
  1. ^ a b Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency

References

  1. ^ Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. ^ "The New Scottish Parliament Constituencies 2011" (PDF). BBC News online. 8 September 2010. p. 11. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 results". Angus Council. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Constituencies A-Z, Angus North & Mearns". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Scottish Parliamentary Election 2016". Angus Council. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Angus North and Mearns - Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2016 Scottish Parliament election". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  8. ^ "2011 Election analysis (Excel 2.37MB)". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 Scottish Parliament election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 June 2021.