Angus (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 56°47′49″N 2°55′16″W / 56.797°N 2.921°W / 56.797; -2.921

Angus
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Angus in Scotland
Subdivisions of ScotlandAngus
Major settlementsArbroath, Brechin, Forfar and Montrose
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentDave Doogan (Scottish National Party)
Created fromEast Angus
North Tayside

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.[1] 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.

Boundaries[edit]

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.

The constituency covers the Angus council area, minus an area round the Dundee City council area, which is divided between the Dundee East and Dundee West constituencies.

Major towns in the House of Commons constituency are Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Montrose.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member[2] Party
Constituency created from East Angus and North Tayside
52nd 1997–2001 Andrew Welsh Scottish National Party
53rd 2001–2005 Mike Weir
54th 2005–2010
55th 2010–2015
56th 2015–2017
57th 2017–2019 Kirstene Hair Scottish Conservative
58th 2019–present Dave Doogan Scottish National Party

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Angus[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Dave Doogan 21,216 49.1 +10.5
Conservative Kirstene Hair 17,421 40.4 −4.8
Liberal Democrats Ben Lawrie 2,482 5.7 +2.4
Labour Monique Miller 2,051 4.8 −8.2
Majority 3,795 8.7 N/A
Turnout 43,170 67.5 +4.5
SNP gain from Conservative Swing +7.7
General election 2017: Angus[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kirstene Hair 18,148 45.2 +16.2
SNP Mike Weir 15,503 38.6 −15.6
Labour William Campbell 5,233 13.0 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Clive Sneddon 1,308 3.3 +0.6
Majority 2,645 6.6 N/A
Turnout 40,192 63.0 −4.6
Conservative gain from SNP Swing +16.0
General election 2015: Angus[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Mike Weir 24,130 54.2 +14.6
Conservative Derek Wann 12,900 29.0 −1.9
Labour Gerard McMahon 3,919 8.8 −8.4
UKIP Calum Walker 1,355 3.0 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Sanjay Samani 1,216 2.7 −8.1
Scottish Green David Mumford 965 2.2 New
Majority 11,230 25.2 +16.5
Turnout 44,485 67.6 +7.2
SNP hold Swing +8.3
General election 2010: Angus[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Mike Weir 15,020 39.6 +5.9
Conservative Alberto Costa 11,738 30.9 +1.4
Labour Kevin Hutchens 6,535 17.2 −0.8
Liberal Democrats Sanjay Samani 4,090 10.8 −6.7
UKIP Martin Gray 577 1.5 New
Majority 3,282 8.7 +4.5
Turnout 37,960 60.4 −0.1
SNP hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General election 2005: Angus[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Mike Weir 12,840 33.7 +0.5
Conservative Sandy Bushby 11,239 29.5 -2.1
Labour Douglas Bradley 6,850 18.0 −0.3
Liberal Democrats Scott Rennie 6,660 17.5 +2.7
Scottish Socialist Alan Manley 556 1.5 −0.4
Majority 1,601 4.2 +1.6
Turnout 38,145 60.5 +6.4
SNP hold Swing +1.3
General election 2001: Angus[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Mike Weir 12,347 35.3 −13.0
Conservative Marcus Booth 8,736 25.0 +0.4
Labour Ian McFatridge 8,183 23.4 +7.8
Liberal Democrats Peter Nield 5,015 14.3 +4.9
Scottish Socialist Bruce Wallace 732 2.1 New
Majority 3,611 10.3 −13.4
Turnout 35,013 59.3 −12.8
SNP hold Swing −6.7

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General election 1997: Angus[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Andrew Welsh 20,792 48.3 N/A
Conservative Sebastian A.A. Leslie 10,603 24.6 N/A
Labour Catherine Taylor 6,733 15.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Dick B. Speirs 4,065 9.4 N/A
Referendum Brian A. Taylor 883 2.0 N/A
Majority 10,189 23.7 N/A
Turnout 43,076 72.1 N/A
SNP win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Political battle plans drawn in rural conflict". The Herald. 24 February 1997. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 2)
  3. ^ "UKPE 2019 SPN NOP Situation of polling places - Angus (PDF)". Angus Council. Angus Council. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Angus parliamentary constituency - Election 2019". Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  5. ^ "General Election: SNP reselects 54 MPs". www.scotsman.com.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Election 2005; Result: Angus". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 16 May 2005. Retrieved 26 July 2008.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Vote2001: Results & Constituencies". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 July 2008.
  13. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.