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Scottish Parliament election
constituency
Aberdeen North
SNP Gain
CANDIDATE
PARTY
VOTES
%
+/-%
Brian Adam
SNP
8381
33.5
-2.2
Elaine Thomson
LAB
7924
31.7
-5.5
John Reynolds
LD
5767
23.0
+5.9
Jim Gifford
CON
2311
9.2
-0.7
Katrine Trolle
SSP
644
2.6
+2.6
MAJORITY 
457
1.8
TURNOUT 
25027
47.3
ELECTORATE
52898

DESCRIPTION: Aberdeen North
The creation of the new Aberdeen Central seat in 1997 led to Aberdeen North being significantly redrawn. It now includes the northern part of the city and some of its rural hinterland. The parts of Aberdeen that are included in North are mainly residential and largely made up of council estates such as Northfield, Mastrick and Summerfield. The rest of the seat is quite rural in character, save for Dyce and Bridge of Don - both also home to sizeable industrial estates.

Aberdeen North has been held by Labour since 1935. However, 2003 may be the election when Labour finally loses its grip on this seat. It was thought to safe Labour, so it was a shock in 1999 when the SNP ran the party very close. After a recount, Labourís Elaine Thompson won it with a majority of 400. Events since then have done little to increase Labourís popularity in the North East of Scotland. The SNP stands a very good chance of winning the 0.8% swing necessary to take this seat.


PREVIOUS RESULTS
1999 SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ELECTION
LAB WIN
PARTY
VOTES
%
LAB
10340
37.2
SNP
9942
35.7
LD
4767
17.1
CON
2772
10
2001 GENERAL ELECTION
LAB WIN
PARTY
VOTES
%
LAB
13157
43.3
SNP
8708
28.7
LD
4991
16.4
CON
3047
10
SSP
454
1.5
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