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North East Scotland
electoral region
for the Scottish Parliament
North East Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region).svg
North East Scotland shown within Scotland
Current electoral region
Created 1999
MSPs Scottish National Party 9
Conservative 5
Labour 2
Liberal Democrats 1
Council areas Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire
Angus
Dundee City
Moray (part)
Constituencies Aberdeen Central
Aberdeen Donside
Aberdeen South and North Kincardine
Aberdeenshire East
Aberdeenshire West
Angus North and Mearns
Angus South
Banffshire and Buchan Coast
Dundee City East
Dundee City West

North East Scotland is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. Ten of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 17 MSPs.

The North East Scotland region shares boundaries with the Highlands and Islands and Mid Scotland and Fife regions.

Constituencies and local government areas

2011–

As a result of the First Periodic Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries the boundaries of the region and constituencies were redrawn for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

Region Constituencies
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  1. Aberdeen Central
  2. Aberdeen Donside
  3. Aberdeen South and North Kincardine
  4. Aberdeenshire East
  5. Aberdeenshire West
  6. Angus North and Mearns
  7. Angus South
  8. Banffshire and Buchan Coast
  9. Dundee City East
  10. Dundee City West

1999–2011

In terms of first past the post constituencies the region covers:

Region Constituencies
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  1. Aberdeen Central
  2. Aberdeen North
  3. Aberdeen South
  4. Angus
  5. Banff and Buchan
  6. Dundee East
  7. Dundee West
  8. Gordon
  9. West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

The constituencies were created in 1999 with the names and boundaries of Westminster constituencies, as existing in at that time. Scottish Westminster constituencies were mostly replaced with new constituencies in 2005

In terms of local government areas the region covers:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Aberdeen City
  • the City of Dundee
  • part of Angus (otherwise within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region)
  • a small part of Moray (otherwise within the Highlands and Islands electoral region)
  • a small part of Perth and Kinross (otherwise within the Mid Scotland and Fife electoral region)
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