Dundee City East
burgh constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Dundee City East (Scottish Parliament constituency).svg
Population70,971 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
Created2011
PartyScottish National Party
MSPShona Robison
Council areaDundee City
Created fromDundee East

Dundee City East is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) covering part of the council area of Dundee City. 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 constituency was created for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, and largely replaced the previous seat of Dundee East. Since creation it has been held by Shona Robison of the Scottish National Party; Robison had previously served as the member for Dundee East since the 2003 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 North and Mearns, Angus South, Banffshire and Buchan Coast 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

Dundee City is represented by two constituencies in the Scottish Parliament: Dundee City East and Dundee City West.

A Dundee East constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the existing Westminster constituency. In 2005 the boundaries of the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency were subject to some alteration, and no longer correspond to Holyrood constituencies. The current Holyrood boundaries were introduced for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, with the former Dundee East being renamed and redrawn slightly to exclude the 'Hebrides' neighbourhood at Claverhouse just west of the A90 road and include new housing developments north of the A92 road near Barnhill.[2][3] The constituency consists of the following electoral wards:[4]

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
2011 Shona Robison Scottish National Party

Election results

2020s

2021 Scottish Parliament election: Dundee City East[5][6]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Shona Robison[a] 19,230 59.2 Increase1.1 16,403 50.4 Decrease2.8
Labour Owen Wright 5,893 18.1 Decrease1.6 5,201 16.0 Decrease1.9
Conservative Philip Scott 5,630 17.3 Decrease0.2 5,699 17.5 Decrease0.4
Green 2,267 7.0 Increase1.8
Liberal Democrats Michael Crichton 1,431 4.4 Increase1.2 1,067 3.3 Increase0.8
Alba 810 2.5 New
TUSC Wayne Scott 287 0.9 Decrease0.6
All for Unity 261 0.8 New
Independent Green Voice 246 0.8 New
Scottish Family 193 0.6 New
Freedom Alliance 83 0.3 New
Abolish the Scottish Parliament 81 0.2 New
Reform UK 63 0.2 New
Libertarian 49 0.2 Increase0.1
UKIP 44 0.1 Decrease1.6
Restore Scotland 36 0.1 New
Independent Laura Marshall 29 0.1 New
Independent Geoffrey Farquharson 15 0.0 New
Renew 5 0.0 New
Majority 13,337 41.1 Increase2.8
Valid Votes 32,471 32,552
Invalid Votes 155 62
Turnout 32,626 58.6 Increase6.9 32,614 58.6 Increase6.9
SNP hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

2010s

2016 Scottish Parliament election: Dundee City East[7][8][9]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Shona Robison[a] 16,509 58.1 Decrease6.1 15,159 53.2 Decrease3.2
Labour Richard McCready 5,611 19.7 Decrease3.1 5,109 17.9 Decrease4.2
Conservative Bill Bowman 4,969 17.5 Increase7.6 5,095 17.9 Increase7.5
Green 1,475 5.2 Increase2.2
Liberal Democrats Craig Duncan 911 3.2 Increase0.1 691 2.5 Increase0.2
UKIP 471 1.7 Increase1.0
TUSC Leah Ganley 437 1.5 New
Solidarity 152 0.5 Increase0.3
Scottish Christian 137 0.5 Decrease0.2
RISE 77 0.3 New
National Front 64 0.2 Increase0.2
Communist 50 0.2 New
Libertarian 23 0.1 New
Majority 10,898 38.4 Decrease3.0
Valid Votes 28,437 28,503
Invalid Votes 108 63
Turnout 28,545 51.7 Increase4.1 28,566 51.7 Increase4.5
SNP hold Swing Decrease4.6
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
2011 Scottish Parliament election: Dundee City East[10][11]
Party Candidate Constituency Region
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
SNP Shona Robison[a] 16,541 64.2 N/A 14,418 56.4 N/A
Labour Mohammed Asif 5,862 22.8 N/A 5,643 22.1 N/A
Conservative Brian Docherty 2,550 9.9 N/A 2,664 10.4 N/A
Green 763 3.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Allan Petrie 800 3.1 N/A 593 2.3 N/A
All-Scotland Pensioners Party 524 2.0 N/A
BNP 207 0.8 N/A
UKIP 191 0.7 N/A
Scottish Christian 179 0.7 N/A
Socialist Labour 153 0.6 N/A
Scottish Socialist 127 0.5 N/A
Solidarity 54 0.2 N/A
Angus Independents 8 0.0 N/A
National Front 1 0.0 N/A
Others 57 0.2 N/A
Majority 10,679 41.4 N/A
Valid Votes 25,753 25,582
Invalid Votes 139 118
Turnout 25,892 47.6 N/A 25,700 47.2 N/A
SNP win (new seat)
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for the Dundee East constituency

See also

References

  1. ^ "Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based)]". National Records of Scotland. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  2. ^ Dundee East 1999-2011, Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
  3. ^ Dundee City East - from 2011, Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
  4. ^ "First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries Final Report" (PDF). Boundaries Scotland. May 2010. p. 105. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Constituencies A-Z: Dundee City East". BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Scottish Parliamentary Elections - 6th May 2021". Dundee City Council. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  7. ^ "SPE2016 - North East Scotland Regional List results by constituency" (PDF). Aberdeen City Council. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Dundee City East - Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2016 Scottish Parliament election". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  10. ^ "2011 Election analysis (Excel 2.37MB)". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 Scottish Parliament election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 June 2021.