Angus South
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Angus South shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population72,926 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created2011
PartyScottish National Party
MSPGraeme Dey
Council areaAngus
Created fromAngus,
North Tayside

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

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 North and Mearns, 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 is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Angus North and Mearns and Angus South.

The electoral wards used in the creation of Angus South are:

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
2011 Graeme Dey SNP

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Angus South[2][3]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Graeme Dey[a] 19,568 50.7 Increase1.8 16,524 42.7 Decrease1.5
Conservative Maurice Golden[b] 13,451 34.8 Decrease0.6 12,534 32.4 Decrease1.6
Labour Graeme McKenzie 3,625 9.4 Decrease2.4 3,722 9.6 Decrease1.0
Green 2,265 5.9 Increase1.1
Liberal Democrats Ben Lawrie 1,964 5.1 Increase1.3 1,557 4.0 Increase1.1
Alba 788 2.0 New
All for Unity 366 0.9 New
Independent Green Voice 255 0.7 New
Scottish Family 179 0.5 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 116 0.3 New
Reform UK 88 0.2 New
UKIP 78 0.2 Decrease1.9
Freedom Alliance 73 0.2 New
Restore Scotland 59 0.2 New
Independent Laura Marshall 44 0.1 New
Libertarian 41 0.1 Steady0.0
Independent Geoffrey Farquharson 13 0.0 New
Renew 8 0.0 New
Majority 6,117 15.8 Increase2.4
Valid Votes 38,608 38,710
Invalid Votes 128 59
Turnout 38,736 65.1 Increase8.3 38,769 65.2 Increase8.3
SNP hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Angus South[4][5][6][7]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Graeme Dey[a] 15,622 48.9 Decrease9.5 14,148 44.2 Decrease10.7
Conservative Kirstene Hair 11,318 35.4 Increase15.3 10,885 34.0 Increase14.9
Labour Joanne McFadden 3,773 11.8 Decrease1.6 3,399 10.6 Decrease2.2
Green 1,520 4.7 Increase1.5
Liberal Democrats Clive Sneddon 1,216 3.8 Increase0.6 943 2.9 Decrease0.1
UKIP 667 2.1 Increase1.1
Scottish Christian 174 0.5 Decrease0.1
Solidarity 83 0.3 Increase0.2
RISE 60 0.2 New
National Front 50 0.2 Decrease0.1
Libertarian 45 0.1 New
Communist 43 0.1 New
Majority 4,304 13.5 Decrease24.8
Valid Votes 31,929 32,017
Invalid Votes 123 52
Turnout 32,052 56.8 Increase6.3 32,069 56.8 Increase6.3
SNP hold Swing Decrease12.4
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Angus South[8][9][10]
Party Candidate Constituency Region
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Graeme Dey 16,164 58.5 N/A 15,171 54.9 N/A
Conservative Hughie Campbell Adamson 5,581 20.2 N/A 5,283 19.1 N/A
Labour William Campbell 3,703 13.4 N/A 3,547 12.8 N/A
Independent (politician) David Fairweather 1,321 4.8 N/A
Green 902 3.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Clive Sneddon 874 3.2 N/A 837 3.0 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 535 1.9 N/A
Angus Independents 369 1.3 N/A
UKIP 285 1.0 N/A
BNP 203 0.7 N/A
Scottish Christian 187 0.7 N/A
Scottish Socialist 96 0.3 N/A
Socialist Labour 94 0.3 N/A
National Front 60 0.2 N/A
Solidarity 20 0.1 N/A
Others 53 0.2 N/A
Majority 10,583 38.3 N/A
Valid Votes 27,643 27,642
Invalid Votes 75 94
Turnout 27,718 50.5 N/A 27,736 50.5 N/A
SNP win (new seat)
Notes

References

  1. ^ Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based), National Records of Scotland; retrieved 6 May 2021 (accompanying summary notes)
  2. ^ "Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 results". Angus Council. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  3. ^ Constituencies A-Z | Angus South, BBC News; retrieved 8 May 2021
  4. ^ "Declaration of results - Angus South" (PDF). Angus Council. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Declaration of Regional votes cast - Angus South" (PDF). Angus Council. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  6. ^ "SPE2016 - North East Scotland Regional List results by constituency" (PDF). Aberdeen City Council. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Angus South - Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  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.
  10. ^ "Vote 2011: Scotland elections: Angus South". BBC News. 11 May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 May 2021. Retrieved 20 May 2021.