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Parents > United Kingdom > Scotland > Scotland > Gordon
OfficeParliament
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 07, 2015 - 01:00am Central
Polls Close May 07, 2015 - 04:00pm Central
Term Start May 08, 2015 - 12:00pm
Term End June 08, 2017 - 11:00pm
ContributorIndyGeorgia
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia April 20, 2017 12:26am
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Description BBC Constituency Profile:

With low unemployment, picturesque scenery and knock-on benefits from the nearby city of Aberdeen, Gordon is a desirable area to live. After holding the rural seat for more than 25 years, veteran Liberal Democrat Sir Malcolm Bruce is standing down and former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has decided to contest the seat for the SNP.

In the 1980s, Gordon was Scotland's most rapidly expanding constituency, as Aberdeen attracted oil workers to its growing commuter belt. Towns like Ellon and Inverurie expanded quickly. Today, farming, forestry, food processing and whisky distilleries are also important industries.

Sir Malcom won Gordon for the SDP/Liberal Alliance from the Conservatives in 1983, holding the seat through several boundary changes. He kept it for the Lib Dems in 2010 with a 6,748-vote majority, although there was a 7.6% swing from his party to the SNP.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLiberal Democrats Won05/06/2010
NameMalcolm Bruce Votes17,575 (36.03%)
Term05/17/2010 - 05/17/2015 Margin6,748 (+13.83%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyConservative Won06/08/2017
NameColin Clark Votes21,861 (40.72%)
Term06/08/2017 - 12/12/2019 Margin2,607 (+4.86%)
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01/22/2015 01/29/2015

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Name First Minister Alex Salmond Christine Jardine Colin Clark Braden Davy Emily Santos  
PartyScottish National Liberal Democrats Conservative Labour UK Independence  
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Certified Votes27,717 (47.66%) 19,030 (32.72%) 6,807 (11.70%) 3,441 (5.92%) 1,166 (2.01%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -8,687 (-14.94%) -20,910 (-35.95%) -24,276 (-41.74%) -26,551 (-45.65%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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MATCHUP POLLS (1 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg43.47%-- 25.02%-- 13.42%-- 12.45%-- 3.44%--  
Lord Ashcroft Polls (Con) 
01/22/15-01/29/15
43.00% -- 26.00% -- 11.00% -- 14.00% -- 4.00% --
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