Angus (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Angus in Scotland
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Angus|
|Major settlements||Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar and Montrose|
|Member of Parliament||Dave Doogan (Scottish National Party)|
|Created from||East Angus|
Angus is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster). It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post voting system. It is currently represented by Dave Doogan of the Scottish National Party who has been the MP since 2019.
It was created for the 1997 general election, largely replacing East Angus. As a result of boundary changes for the 2005 general election, the boundaries became quite different from those of the Angus Scottish Parliament constituency, which was created in 1999 and abolished in 2011.
The constituency is dominated by farmland, and includes the towns of Arbroath, Montrose, Brechin and Forfar.
1997–2005: The Angus District electoral divisions of Arbroath Central, Arbroath East, Arbroath North and Central Angus, Carnoustie East and Arbroath West, Carnoustie West, Montrose North, and Montrose South, and the City of Dundee District electoral divisions of Monifieth and Sidlaw.
2005–present: The Angus Council wards of Arbirlot and Hospitalfield, Arbroath North, Brechin North Esk, Brechin South Esk, Brechin West, Brothock, Cliffburn, Forfar Central, Forfar East, Forfar South, Forfar West, Harbour, Hayshead and Lunan, Keptie, Kirriemuir East, Kirriemuir West, Letham and Friockheim, Montrose Central, Montrose Ferryden, Montrose Hillside, Montrose West, and Westfield and Dean.
Members of Parliament
|Constituency created from East Angus and North Tayside|
|52nd||1997–2001||Andrew Welsh||Scottish National Party|
|57th||2017–2019||Kirstene Hair||Scottish Conservative|
|58th||2019–present||Dave Doogan||Scottish National Party|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Ben Lawrie||2,482||5.7||+2.4|
|SNP gain from Conservative||Swing||+7.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Clive Sneddon||1,308||3.3||+0.6|
|Conservative gain from SNP||Swing||+16.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Sanjay Samani||1,216||2.7||−8.1|
|Scottish Green||David Mumford||965||2.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Sanjay Samani||4,090||10.8||−6.7|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Scott Rennie||6,660||17.5||+2.7|
|Scottish Socialist||Alan Manley||556||1.5||−0.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Nield||5,015||14.3||+4.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Bruce Wallace||732||2.1||New|
Elections in the 1990s
|Conservative||Sebastian A.A. Leslie||10,603||24.6||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Dick B. Speirs||4,065||9.4||N/A|
|Referendum||Brian A. Taylor||883||2.0||N/A|
|SNP win (new seat)|
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