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Angus

2010 Results:
Conservative: 11738 (30.92%)
Labour: 6535 (17.22%)
Liberal Democrat: 4090 (10.77%)
SNP: 15020 (39.57%)
UKIP: 577 (1.52%)
Majority: 3282 (8.65%)

2005 Results:
SNP: 12840 (33.7%)
Conservative: 11239 (29.5%)
Labour: 6850 (18%)
Liberal Democrat: 6660 (17.5%)
Other: 556 (1.5%)
Majority: 1601 (4.2%)

Boundary changes prior to 2005 electionEM631.

2001 Result
Conservative: 8736 (25%)
Labour: 8183 (23.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 5015 (14.3%)
SNP: 12347 (35.3%)
Other: 732 (2.1%)
Majority: 3611 (10.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 10603 (24.6%)
Labour: 6733 (15.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 4065 (9.4%)
SNP: 20792 (48.3%)
Referendum: 883 (2%)
Majority: 10189 (23.7%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile: A large Scottish rural constituency stretching from the sparsely populated hill farming areas of the Angus Glens in the Grampians, across the largely agricultural Strathmore valley to more built up areas to the North of Dundee. The main towns in the constituency are the market towns of Forfar and Kirriemuir, Brechin and the ports of Montrose and Arbroath (known for both Arbroath smokies and the 1320 declaration of Scottish independence). Industry is mainly agriculture and forestry, though there is also a pharmaceutical industry at Montrose.

portraitCurrent MP: Michael Weir(SNP) born 1957, Arbroath. Educated at Arbroath High School and Aberdeen University. Married with 2 children. Worked as a solicitor for the J&DG Sheill practice in Brechin prior to his election in 2001. He had previously served as an SNP councillor. (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAlberto Costa (Conservative) laywer
portraitKevin Hutchens (Labour)
portraitSanjay Samani (Liberal Democrat)
portrait Michael Weir(SNP) born 1957, Arbroath. Educated at Arbroath High School and Aberdeen University. Married with 2 children. Worked as a solicitor for the J&DG Sheill practice in Brechin prior to his election in 2001. He had previously served as an SNP councillor. (more information at They work for you)
portraitMartin Gray (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 81837
Male: 48.4%
Female: 51.6%
Under 18: 22.6%
Over 60: 23.7%
Born outside UK: 2.6%
White: 99.3%
Asian: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.2%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 65.9%
Full time students: 0%
Graduates 16-74: 16.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 35.3%
Owner-Occupied: 60.2%
Social Housing: 26.6% (Council: 20.7%, Housing Ass.: 5.9%)
Privately Rented: 9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6.3%

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