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 Dundee East
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Iain Luke Labour 14,635 45.2 -5.9
Stewart Hosie SNP 10,169 31.4 +4.9
Alan Donnelly Conservative 3,900 12.0 -3.8
Raymond Lawrie Liberal Democrat 2,784 8.6 +4.5
Harvey Duke Scottish Socialist 879 2.7  
Majority 4,466 13.8
Turnout 32,367 57.3 -12.0
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 5.4% from Labour to SNP
Lab-Con (against 1997) 1.1% from Labour to Conservative
Against 1999 devolution poll 2.4% from SNP to Labour

Description
This half of the city is the more industrial of the two, and contains the docks area which is important to the offshore oil industry. Shipbuilding has declined here, but there are a number of enterprise zones in Dundee East that have fostered a mixture of industries such as textiles, light engineering and carpet-making.

Dundee was once a Liberal seat - represented by Winston Churchill for 14 years until he was beaten by more than 10,000 votes by a prohibitionist in 1922. Dundee East has also been a nationalist seat with former SNP leader Gordon Wilson holding it from February 1974 until 1987 when John McAllion won it for Labour.

Mr McAllion has long been an advocate of devolution, resigning as Labour's Scottish constitutional spokesman in 1996 in protest at the decision to hold a referendum on devolution. Having won this seat in the Scottish Parliament, he is standing down at the general election to focus on his new role.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Dundee East
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
John McAllion Labour 20,718 51.1
Shona Robison SNP 10,757 26.5
Bruce Mackie Conservative 6,397 15.8
Gurudeo Saluja Liberal Democrat 1,677 4.1
Ted Galloway Referendum 601 1.5
Harvey Duke Other 232 0.6
Elisabeth MacKenzie Natural Law 146 0.4
Majority 9,961 24.6
Turnout 40,528 69.3
1999 Scottish Parliamentary Election
 Dundee East
Labour win
Name Party Votes %
John McAllion Labour 13,703 43.3
Shona Robison SNP 10,849 34.3
Iain Mitchell Conservative 4,428 14.0
Raymond Lawrie Liberal Democrat 2,153 6.8
Harvey Duke Scottish Socialist 530 1.7
Majority 2,854 9.0
Turnout 31,663 54.8
 
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