Kincardine and Deeside (UK Parliament constituency)


Kincardine and Deeside was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 1997. It was mainly replaced by West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, apart from the parts of the seat within the borders of Aberdeen City Council, which joined Aberdeen South.

Kincardine and Deeside
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
19831997
Number of membersone
Replaced byWest Aberdeenshire & Kincardine
Aberdeen South
Created fromAngus North & Mearns, Aberdeen South and West Aberdeenshire[1]

Boundaries


Kincardine and Deeside District, and the City of Aberdeen District electoral divisions of Auchinyell, Craigton, Kincorth, and Peterculter.

Members of Parliament


ElectionMemberPartyNotes
1983 Alick Buchanan-Smith Conservative Previously MP for Angus North and Mearns from 1964. Died August 1991
1991 by-election Nicol Stephen Liberal Democrat
1992 George Kynoch Conservative
1997 constituency abolished

Elections


Elections of the 1980s

General election 1983: Kincardine and Deeside[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alick Buchanan-Smith 20,293 47.7 N/A
Liberal Alexander Waugh 12,497 29.4 N/A
Labour Morag Morell 6,472 15.2 N/A
SNP Austin Tuttle 3,297 7.7 N/A
Majority 7,796 18.3 N/A
Turnout 45,559 71.5 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1987: Kincardine and Deeside[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alick Buchanan-Smith 19,438 40.7 −7.0
Liberal Nicol Stephen 17,375 36.3 +6.9
Labour Jurgen Thomaneck 7,624 15.9 +0.7
SNP Frances Duncan 3,082 6.5 −1.2
Green Louise Perica 299 0.6 N/A
Majority 2,063 4.4 -13.9
Turnout 47,818 75.2 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing −3.3

Elections of the 1990s

By-election 1991: Kincardine and Deeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Nicol Stephen 20,779 49.0 +12.7
Conservative Marcus Humphrey 12,955 30.6 −10.1
SNP Allan Macartney 4,705 11.1 +4.7
Labour Malcolm Savidge 3,271 7.7 −8.2
Scottish Green Stephen Campbell 683 1.6 +1.0
Majority 7,824 18.4 N/A
Turnout 43,587 67.0 −8.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +11.4
General election 1992: Kincardine and Deeside[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Kynoch 22,924 43.7 +3.0
Liberal Democrats Nicol Stephen 18,429 35.1 −1.2
SNP Allan Macartney 5,927 11.3 +4.8
Labour Malcolm Savidge 4,795 9.1 −6.8
Scottish Green Stephen Campbell 381 0.7 +0.1
Majority 4,495 8.6 +4.2
Turnout 52,456 79.3 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.1

References


  1. "'Kincardine and Deeside', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  2. "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.