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Banff & Buchan SNP Wins 
Electorate - "58,493" Top-up region:North East Scotland

 Candidates
Alex Salmond SNP   16695  
David Davidson CON   5403  
Maitland Mackie LD   5315  
Megan Harris LAB   4321  
Maj: 11292  
Turn-out: 54.5%  

 
 Description
"This is Alex Salmond’s seat, located north of Aberdeen and comprising a long stretch of North Sea coastline and agricultural areas inland. The coastal fishing towns, such as Peterhead and Fraserburgh, benefited from the oil boom by supplying maintenance and service industries, but are now suffering from the downturn in the oil industry. Peterhead is a major centre for the United Kingdom's fishing industry while St Fergus is home to a vast gas terminal - nearly half of the UK's gas is pumped ashore here. Tourism is important to the region, and it holds some spectacular scenery and secluded resorts.
 

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