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West Aberdeenshire and
Kincardine
Former county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Aberdeenshire West and Kincardine ScottishParliamentConstituency.PNG
North East Scotland 1999 (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
West Aberdeenshire and
Kincardine shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Former constituency
Created1999
Abolished2011
Council areaAberdeenshire (part)
Replaced byAberdeenshire West,
Aberdeen South and North Kincardine,
Angus North and Mearns

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it was one of nine constituencies in the North East Scotland electoral region, which elected seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

For the Scottish Parliament election, 2011, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine was abolished, replaced in part by Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Aberdeenshire East, and Aberdeenshire West.

Electoral region

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

The other eight constituencies of the North East Scotland region were Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen North, Aberdeen South, Angus, Banff and Buchan, Dundee East, Dundee West and Gordon.

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.

Constituency boundaries

The West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 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 some alteration.

Council area

The Holyrood constituency covered a southern portion of the Aberdeenshire council area. The rest of the Aberdeenshire area was covered by two other constituencies, both also in the North East Scotland electoral region: Gordon was to the north of the West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituency, and Banff and Buchan was further north. Gordon also covered a small eastern portion of the Moray council area.

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Election Member Party
1999 Mike Rumbles Scottish Liberal Democrats
2003
2007

Election results

2007 Scottish Parliament election: West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickY Mike Rumbles 14,314 41.1 -4.9 8,765 24.91 -6.88
SNP Dennis Robertson 9,144 26.3 +12.1 11,261 32.00 +16.67
Conservative Stewart Whyte 8,604 24.7 -4.2 7,990 22.71 -4.78
Labour James Nobel 2,761 7.9 -0.7 3,862 10.98 +0.72
Green   1,472 4.18 -2.39
Scottish Senior Citizens   461 1.31 -0.26
BNP   318 0.90 +0.90
Scottish Christian   242 0.69 +0.69
Solidarity   186 0.53 +0.53
UKIP   175 0.50 -0.21
CPA   149 0.42 +0.42
Scottish Socialist   96 0.27 -2.62
Socialist Labour   88 0.25 -0.46
Scottish Voice   84 0.24 +0.24
Scottish Enterprise   39 0.11 +0.11
Informal votes 984 619
Total Valid votes 34,823 35,188
Turnout 35,807 54.9
Liberal Democrats hold Majority 5,170 14.8 -2.3


2003 Scottish Parliament election: West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickY Mike Rumbles 14,553 46.00 +10.08 10,047 31.79 +6.36
Conservative David Davidson 9,154 28.94 -0.58 8,688 27.49 -0.97
SNP Ian Angus 4,489 14.19 -7.35 4,846 15.33 -8.80
Labour Kevin Hutchens 2,727 8.62 -4.39 3,244 10.26 -5.85
Scottish Socialist Alan Manley 713 2.25 +2.25 913 2.89 +2.50
Green   2,077 6.57 +3.38
Fishing Party 703 2.22 +2.22
Scottish Pensioners   496 1.57 +1.57
UKIP   224 0.71 +0.71
Socialist Labour   186 0.59 -0.12
Independent - David Mathers 108 0.34 +0.34
Scottish People's   71 0.22 +0.22
Informal votes 147 165
Total Valid votes 31,636 31,603
Turnout 31,636
Liberal Democrats hold Majority 5,399 17.07 +10.06


1999 Scottish Parliament election: West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mike Rumbles 12,838 35.92 9,091 25.43
Conservative Ben Wallace 10,549 29.52 10,166 28.43
SNP Maureen Watt 7,699 21.54 8,626 24.13
Labour Gordon Guthrie 4,650 13.01 5,760 16.11
Green   1,140 3.19
Independent - Hamish Watt 319 0.89
Socialist Labour   268 0.75
Scottish Socialist   140 0.39
Independent - William McColl Robb 138 0.39
Natural Law 103 0.29
Informal votes 88 77
Total Valid votes 38,025 35,751
Turnout 35,736
Liberal Democrats win new seat Majority 2,289 6.40