Angus South (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Angus South
county constituency
for the Scottish Parliament

Angus South shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Current constituency
Created 2011
Party Scottish National Party
MSP Graeme Dey
Council area Angus
Created from Angus,
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

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

As Angus

The constituency was represented for its entirety by the Scottish National Party MSP Andrew Welsh.

Election Member Party
1999 Andrew Welsh Scottish National Party

As Angus South

Election Member Party
2011 Graeme Dey Scottish National Party

Election results

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Angus South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Graeme Dey 15,622 48.9 -9.5
Conservative Kirstene Hair 11,318 35.4 +15.3
Labour Joanne McFadden 3,773 11.8 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Clive Sneddon 1,216 3.8 +0.6
Majority 4,304 13.5 -24.8
Turnout 31,929 56.7 +6.8
SNP hold Swing -12.4
Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Angus South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Graeme Dey 16,164 58.5 +11.4
Conservative Hughie Campbell Adamson 5,581 20.2 -7.3
Labour William Campbell 3,703 13.4 -1.8
Independent David Fairweather 1,321 4.8 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Clive Sneddon 874 3.2 -7.1
Majority 10,583 38.3 N/A
Turnout 27,643 49.9
SNP hold Swing 9.4
Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Angus South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP 14,398 47.1
Conservative 8,391 27.5
Labour 4,651 15.2
Liberal Democrats 3,122 10.2
Majority 6,007 19.7
SNP hold Swing
Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Angus
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SNP Andrew Welsh 15,686 49.1 +4.6
Conservative Alex Johnstone 7,443 23.3 +1.3
Labour Doug Bradley 5,032 15.7 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Scott Rennie 3,799 11.9 -0.9
Majority 8,243 25.8
Turnout 31,960 53.0 +3.8
SNP hold Swing

See also


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