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Scottish Parliamentary Elections and Voting System Referendum 2011

A Scottish Parliamentary Election took place on Thursday, 5 May, 2011, with a referendum on the same day to decide the voting system for UK parliamentary elections. The results in the three Aberdeenshire-run constituencies were as follows:-

BANFFSHIRE & BUCHAN COAST

Electorate: 53,698

Total Votes Cast (per verification sheet): 25,099

Turnout: 46.74%

Candidate

Party

Votes

Share

DUFFILL, Alan Scottish Labour Party
2,642
10.57%
MILNE, Galen Scottish Liberal Democrats
958
3.83%
STEVENSON, Stewart Scottish National Party (SNP)
16,812
67.24%
WATT, Michael Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
4,592
18.37%
 
Total Valid Votes
25,004
100.00%

Rejected Votes

Reason for Rejection

Number of Votes

Share

Lack of official mark or unique identifying mark
0
0.00%
Voting for more than one candidate
11
11.58%
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified
1
1.05%
Unmarked or void for uncertainty
83
87.37%
Total Rejected Votes
95
100.00%

The following candidate is duly elected to serve as a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the BANFFSHIRE & BUCHAN COAST constituency:

Stewart Stevenson
Scottish National Party (SNP)

 

ABERDEENSHIRE EAST

Electorate: 57,591

Total Votes Cast (per verification sheet): 30,364

Turnout: 52.72%

Candidate

Party

Votes

Share

BURNETT STUART, Geordie Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
4,211
13.90%
MCINNES, Alison Scottish Liberal Democrats
4,238
13.99%
SALMOND, Alex Scottish National Party (SNP)
19,533
64.50%
SMYTH, Peter Thomas Scottish Labour Party
2,304
7.61%
 
Total Valid Votes
30,286
100.00%

Rejected Votes

Reason for Rejection

Number of Votes

Share

Lack of official mark or unique identifying mark
0
0.00%
Voting for more than one candidate
11
13.58%
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified
0
0.00%
Unmarked or void for uncertainty
70
86.42%
Total Rejected Votes
81
100.00%

The following candidate is duly elected to serve as a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the ABERDEENSHIRE EAST constituency:

Alex Salmond
Scottish National Party (SNP)

 

ABERDEENSHIRE WEST

Electorate: 53,779

Total Votes Cast (per verification sheet): 28,752

Turnout: 53.46%

Candidate

Party

Votes

Share

MILNE, Nanette Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
6,027
21.05%
MORRISON, Jean Scottish Labour Party
2,349
8.20%
ROBERTSON, Dennis Scottish National Party (SNP)
12,186
42.55%
RUMBLES, Mike Scottish Liberal Democrats
8,074
28.20%
 
Total Valid Votes
28,636
100.00%

 

Rejected Votes

Reason for Rejection

Number of Votes

Share

Lack of official mark or unique identifying mark
0
0.00%
Voting for more than one candidate
18
15.93%
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified
0
0.00%
Unmarked or void for uncertainty
95
84.07%
Total Rejected Votes
113
100.00%

The following candidate is duly elected to serve as a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the ABERDEENSHIRE WEST constituency:

Dennis Robertson
Scottish National Party (SNP)

 

Regional Results

AV Referendum Results

 

There are various formal notices below which provide detailed information on the elections and referendum.

The polling stations which were used in each of our constituencies can be found below:-

At this election, some Aberdeenshire Council residents were in the Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, and Angus North and Mearns Constituencies. Further details can be found at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/vote2011 or www.angus.gov.uk.

For more detailed information on the referendum on the voting system for UK parliamentary elections, including an information booklet and other resources please go to http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/5_may_scotland.aspx and http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.

'Aberdeenshire's Vote Matters'

Elections Facebook PageFacebook page

We have created an elections Facebook page, 'Aberdeenshire's Vote Matters', dedicated to encouraging Aberdeenshire residents to register to vote and get involved with this year's forthcoming Scottish Parliament Election by casting that vote.

Twitter AccountTwitter page

The council also has a Twitter feed dedicated to elections which is being used to allow people to get regular, brief updates on electoral news.

Updates will be posted on both sites in the run-up to the election and "fans" or "followers" can discuss issues around voting and voter registration as well as interacting with each other online.

Links to all the information you need about voting are on the Facebook page, along with video clips and links to other relevant sites.

  • View 'Aberdeenshire's Vote Matters' on Facebook,
  • You can also follow us on the Shireelections Twitter pages