Aberdeen North

2015 Result:
Conservative: 5304 (12.1%)
Labour: 11397 (25.9%)
Lib Dem: 2050 (4.7%)
SNP: 24793 (56.4%)
TUSC: 206 (0.5%)
Others: 186 (0.4%)
MAJORITY: 13396 (30.5%)

Category: Safe SNP seat

Geography: Scotland, North East. Part of the Aberdeen City council area.

Main population centres: Aberdeen.

Profile: Aberdeen North contains most of the historic centre of Aberdeen, including the University and Aberdeen Harbour, which serves much of the North Sea Oil industry. The majority of the Scottish Parliamentary constituency of Aberdeen Central falls within this seat, and it is more urban than the old pre-2005 Aberdeen North having lost suburban areas like Dyce, Danestone and Bridge of Don.

Politics: The seat had been held by Labour since 1935, but fell to the SNP in their 2015 landslide.


Current MP
KIRSTY BLACKMAN (SNP) Aberdeen councillor since 2007. First elected as MP for Aberdeen North in 2015.
Past Results
2010
Con: 4666 (12%)
Lab: 16746 (44%)
LDem: 7001 (19%)
SNP: 8385 (22%)
Oth: 903 (2%)
MAJ: 8361 (22%)
2005
Con: 3456 (9%)
Lab: 15557 (42%)
LDem: 8762 (24%)
SNP: 8168 (22%)
Oth: 691 (2%)
MAJ: 6795 (19%)
2001*
Con: 3761 (14%)
Lab: 12025 (45%)
LDem: 4547 (17%)
SNP: 5379 (20%)
Oth: 717 (3%)
MAJ: 6646 (25%)
1997
Con: 6944 (19%)
Lab: 17745 (50%)
LDem: 4714 (13%)
SNP: 5767 (16%)
Oth: 446 (1%)
MAJ: 10801 (30%)

2015 Candidates
SANJOY SEN (Conservative) Oil engineer.
RICHARD BAKER (Labour) Born 1974, Edinburgh. Educated at St Bees School and Aberdeen University. Contested MSP for North East Scotland since 2003.
EUAN DAVIDSON (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Aberdeen University.
KIRSTY BLACKMAN (SNP) Aberdeen councillor since 2007.
CHRISTOPHER WILLETT (National Front)
TYRINNE RUTHERFORD (TUSC)
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Comments - 153 Responses on “Aberdeen North”
  1. SNP MSP and Childcare Minister Mark McDonald has resigned and apologised if his behaviour was unwelcome.

  2. Here are the main Conservative constituency seat targets for the 2021 Scottish Parliament election based on the results of the 2017 general election:

    1. Edinburgh Pentlands
    SNP 36%
    Con 34%
    Lab 27%
    LD 4%

    2. Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley [also a Labour target]
    SNP 35%
    Con 33%
    Lab 30%
    LD 2%

    3. Aberdeen Central
    SNP 36%
    Con 33%
    Lab 26%
    LD 5%

    4. Stirling
    SNP 39%
    Con 36%
    Lab 24%
    LD 3%

    5. Clackmannanshire & Dunblane
    SNP 39%
    Con 36%
    Lab 26%
    LD 2%

    Scottish Parliament constituencies which voted Conservative in 2017:
    • Aberdeen South & North Kincardine
    • Aberdeenshire East
    • Aberdeenshire West
    • Angus North & Mearns
    • Angus South
    • Ayr
    • Banffshire & Buchan Coast
    • Clydesdale
    • Dumfriesshire
    • Eastwood
    • Edinburgh Central
    • Ettrick, Roxburgh & Berwickshire
    • Midlothian South, Tweeddale & Lauderdale
    • Moray
    • Perthshire North
    • Perthshire South & Kinross-shire

    A win in Aberdeen Central would be quite an achievement for the Conservatives as it would make them the largest political party in the city of Aberdeen in the UK and Scottish Parliaments, and would most likely coincide with the party taking the most votes in Aberdeen for the first time in 86 years. Notwithstanding local elections, the last time the Conservative Party took the most votes in a major city in Scotland was in Edinburgh in 1974.

  3. Why is Kinross-shire always hyphenated (unlike other shires like Berwickshire)? Is it that people are uncomfortable seeing a triple ‘s’ in a word?

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