Current MSP: Graeme Dey (SNP) [MSP website]
Party Candidate Votes +/– % +/–
SNP Graeme Dey 16164 +1766 58.5 +11.4
Conservative Hughie Campbell Anderson 5581 -2810 20.2 -7.3
Labour William Campbell 3703 -948 13.4 -1.8
Angus Independent Representatives David Fairweather # 1321 +1321 4.8 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Clive Sneddon # 874 -2248 3.2 -7.1
Majority 10583 Turnout 27643 Swing +9.3% SNP hold
Predominantly consisting of the former Angus constituency, and formerly held by SNP MSP Andrew Welsh who has now retired, this has always been one of the SNP’s safest seats. Graeme Dey took on the SNP’s candidacy here and returned a majority of over 10,000 to take his seat in Holyrood, while both the Angus Independent Representatives and the Liberal Democrats lost their deposits, with the latter falling into a clear last place.

Notes: Given boundary changes since 2007, variations in votes and share between seats with different boundaries would be misleading. We use the Denver figures, essentially a calculation of the 2007 votes cast within 2011 boundaries. More information on this here.

Symbols used:

* – Incumbent
^ – Challenger holding a list seat in previous Parliament
# – Lost deposit