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 Aberdeen North
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Malcolm Savidge Labour 13,157 43.3 -4.6
Alasdair Allan SNP 8,708 28.7 +6.9
Jim Donaldson Liberal Democrat 4,991 16.4 +2.3
Richard Cowling Conservative 3,047 10.0 -5.0
Shona Foreman Scottish Socialist 454 1.5  
Majority 4,449 14.7
Turnout 30,357 57.6 -13.1
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 5.7% from Labour to SNP
Lab-Con (against 1997) 0.2% from Conservative to Labour
Against 1999 devolution poll 6.6% from SNP to Labour

Description
Aberdeen North's boundaries were significantly redrawn for the 1997 election. It now includes the northern part of the city and some of its rural hinterland.

The city areas 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, although the the seat now includes several areas that used to be in the Liberal Democrat seat of Gordon.

Labourís Malcolm Savidge won the seat in 1997 with a majority of 10,010 (26.1%), an increase on that achieved by his predecessor Bob Hughes under the old boundaries.

Despite the fact that 43% of the electorate came from a Liberal Democrat constituency, the LibDems slipped from second to fourth place at the 1997 general election, with the SNP climbing to second place.

Elaine Thomson won the seat for Labour by the skin of her teeth at the 1999 Scottish Parliament Elections, with a majority of 398 (1.14%).

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Aberdeen North
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Malcolm Savidge Labour 18,389 47.9
Brian Adam SNP 8,379 21.8
James Gifford Conservative 5,763 15.0
Mike Rumbles Liberal Democrat 5,421 14.1
Alasdair MacKenzie Referendum 463 1.2
Majority 10,010 26.1
Turnout 38,415 70.7
1999 Scottish Parliamentary Election
 Aberdeen North
Labour win
Name Party Votes %
Elaine Thomson Labour 10,340 37.2
Brian Adam SNP 9,942 35.7
JAmes Donaldson Liberal Democrat 4,767 17.1
Iain Haughie Conservative 2,772 10.0
Majority 398 1.5
Turnout 27,821 50.5
 
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