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Aberdeen North

2010 Results:
Conservative: 4666 (12.38%)
Labour: 16746 (44.42%)
Liberal Democrat: 7001 (18.57%)
SNP: 8385 (22.24%)
BNP: 635 (1.68%)
Scottish Socialist: 268 (0.71%)
Majority: 8361 (22.18%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 15557 (42.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 8762 (23.9%)
SNP: 8168 (22.3%)
Conservative: 3456 (9.4%)
Other: 691 (1.9%)
Majority: 6795 (18.5%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 election.

2001 Result
Conservative: 3047 (10%)
Labour: 13157 (43.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 4991 (16.4%)
SNP: 8708 (28.7%)
Other: 454 (1.5%)
Majority: 4449 (14.7%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 5763 (15%)
Labour: 18389 (47.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 5421 (14.1%)
SNP: 8379 (21.8%)
Referendum: 463 (1.2%)
Majority: 10010 (26.1%)

No Boundary Changes:

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 Aberdeen North having lost suburban areas like Dyce, Danestone and Bridge of Don. The seat has been held by Labour since 1935, although the Scottish Parliamentary seat of Aberdeen North, which does not include Central Aberdeen, has been held by the SNP since 2003.

portraitCurrent MP: Frank Doran(Labour) born 1949. Partner of Joan Ruddock, the MP for Lewisham Deptford. Educated at Univeristy of Dundee. Practiced as a solicitor until 1988. First elected as MP for Aberdeen South in 1987, lost the seat in 1992 (the only seat Labour lost at the election). Returned as MP for Aberdeen Central in 1997. When the seat was abolished in 2005 he defeated Malcolm Savidge, the sitting MP, for the Aberdeen North nomination. Doran is regarded as a former left winger who has since moved rightwards. He served as a junior Energy spokeman under Neil Kinnock`s leadership (acting for a time as a junior spokesman in a team lead by Tony Blair), and was PPS to Ian McCartney between 1997-1999. He rebelled against the government over Iraq. (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitStewart Whyte (Conservative) Educated at Banff Academy and Aberdeen University. Teacher. Contested Aberdeen Central 2001, Banff and Buchan 2003, Aberdeen South 2005, Aderdeenshire West and Kincardine 2007.
portraitFrank Doran(Labour) born 1949. Partner of Joan Ruddock, the MP for Lewisham Deptford. Educated at Univeristy of Dundee. Practiced as a solicitor until 1988. First elected as MP for Aberdeen South in 1987, lost the seat in 1992 (the only seat Labour lost at the election). Returned as MP for Aberdeen Central in 1997. When the seat was abolished in 2005 he defeated Malcolm Savidge, the sitting MP, for the Aberdeen North nomination. Doran is regarded as a former left winger who has since moved rightwards. He served as a junior Energy spokeman under Neil Kinnock`s leadership (acting for a time as a junior spokesman in a team lead by Tony Blair), and was PPS to Ian McCartney between 1997-1999. He rebelled against the government over Iraq. (more information at They work for you)
portraitKristian Chapman (Liberal Democrat) Born 1988. Educated at St Bede`s High School. Student at Aberdeen University.
portraitJoanna Strathdee (SNP) Aberdeenshire councillor since 2005. Contested Gordon 2005
portraitRoy Jones (BNP)
portraitEwan Robertson (SSP) .

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 91659
Male: 48.4%
Female: 51.6%
Under 18: 19.4%
Over 60: 20.4%
Born outside UK: 5.9%
White: 96.7%
Black: 0.6%
Asian: 1.2%
Mixed: 0.4%
Other: 1.1%
Christian: 46.3%
Muslim: 1%
Graduates 16-74: 19%
No Qualifications 16-74: 30.2%
Owner-Occupied: 48.4%
Social Housing: 38.4% (Council: 33.9%, Housing Ass.: 4.5%)
Privately Rented: 9.6%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7%

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