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East Angus (UK Parliament constituency)

Angus East
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Subdivisions of Scotland Angus
1983 (1983)1997 (1997)
Number of members One
Replaced by Angus, Tayside North, Dundee East, Dundee West
Created from North Angus & Mearns
South Angus

Angus East was a Scottish county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 1997, when it was replaced largely by Angus with smaller proportions moving to Tayside North, Dundee East and Dundee West.[1] Between 1950 and 1983, the area had been represented by the North Angus & Mearns and South Angus constituencies.

It elected one Member of Parliament (MP), using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Members of Parliament

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Peter Fraser Conservative
1987 Andrew Welsh SNP
1997 constituency abolished


Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1992: Angus East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Andrew Welsh 19,006 40.1 −2.3
Conservative Dr. Ronald O. Harris 18,052 38.1 −0.9
Labour Geoffrey Taylor 5,994 12.6 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Callum A. McLeod 3,897 8.2 +0.4
Green Duncan M. McCabe 449 0.9 +0.9
Majority 954 2.0 −1.3
Turnout 47,398 75.0 −0.5
SNP hold Swing −0.7

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Angus East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Andrew Welsh 19,536 42.4 +6.4
Conservative Peter Fraser 17,992 39.0 −5.1
Labour R. Mennie 4,971 10.8 +2.8
Social Democrat I. Mortimer 3,592 7.8 −3.6
Majority 1,544 3.4
Turnout 46,091 75.5 +2.0
SNP gain from Conservative Swing +5.8
General Election 1983: Angus East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Fraser 19,218 44.1 N/A
SNP Andrew Welsh 15,691 36.0 N/A
Social Democrat Miss P.M. Hammond 4,978 11.4 N/A
Labour C.S. McConnell 3,497 8.0 N/A
Ecology Mrs. P.M. Ross 239 0.6 N/A
Majority 3,527 8.1 N/A
Turnout 43,623 73.5 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)


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