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Tayside North
Scottish National Party hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The SNP have six seats at present, all originally won from the Tories. Three seem safe, three are possibly vulnerable to a Conservative revival: Galloway, Perth, and this one, North Tayside, which was gained only in 1997. What is more, John Swinney, the victor then, also subsequently selected as leader of the SNP, is not standing for Westminster again, concentrating as is logical for a Nationalist on the Edinburgh (or true) Parliament. Yet signs of that Tory revival are few and far between, and the new Nationalist candidate Peter Wishart must have at least an even chance to hold it against Conservative Murdo Fraser in the next general election.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
With the retreat of the less than charismatic SNP leader, John Swinney, to the Scottish Parliament, the Nationalists are running Peter Wishart as their new candidate here. Somewhat unconventional as SNP candidates go in not being a regulation Scots lawyer or - as likely - a Scots teacher (although trained as one), he is a self-employed musician with the group 'Runrig', and Director of 'Scotland Against Drugs' and 'Fast Forward Positive Lifestyles.' Born 1962 and educated at Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline, and Moray House College of Education, he only joined the SNP in 1997 and is here inheriting an SNP parliamentary seat on his first outing. He describes his family background and school politics as "Socialist".
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 10.29% 14.99% 68.61
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 13.66% 2.13% 642.37
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.17% 2.49% 87.47
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.31% 4.43% 52.17
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 4.80% 7.27% 65.94
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.24% 2.56% 9.35
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.99% 3.94% 25.04
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 15.34% 13.04% 117.62
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 4.94% 12.70% 38.89
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 9.26% 8.14% 113.75
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.61% 4.02% 65.02
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 7.83% 3.19% 245.82
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 17.19% 11.31% 152.02
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 5.48% 3.06% 179.01
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.61% 2.52% 103.67
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.27% 0.06% 440.99
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.81% 9.41% 104.26
5-10K 17.67% 16.63% 106.22
10-15K 17.63% 16.58% 106.34
15-20K 14.24% 13.58% 104.83
20-25K 10.65% 10.39% 102.47
25-30K 7.75% 7.77% 99.74
30-35K 5.61% 5.79% 96.88
35-40K 4.07% 4.33% 94.02
40-45K 2.98% 3.27% 91.23
45-50K 2.20% 2.48% 88.55
50-55K 1.64% 1.90% 86.00
55-60K 1.23% 1.47% 83.57
60-65K 0.94% 1.15% 81.27
65-70K 0.72% 0.91% 79.09
70-75K 0.55% 0.72% 77.04
75-80K 0.43% 0.57% 75.10
80-85K 0.34% 0.46% 73.27
85-90K 0.27% 0.37% 71.54
90-95K 0.21% 0.31% 69.90
95-100K 0.17% 0.25% 68.35
100K + 0.81% 1.34% 60.06

Local Map of the constituency
Tayside North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Tayside North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (4.28%) Liberal Democrat (0.25%) SNP (6.05%)
Conservative (- 10.68%)
Labour (3.56%) Liberal Democrat (3.18%)
Conservative (-  4.16%) SNP (-  4.76%)
Con - 10.68%
Lab 4.28%
LD 0.25%
SNP 6.05%
Con - 4.16%
Lab 3.56%
LD 3.18%
SNP - 4.76%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Peter Wishart
Scottish National Party hold
Con Conservative (31.57%) 12,158 31.57%
Lab Labour (14.84%) 5,715 14.84%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.33%) 4,363 11.33%
SNP SNP (40.09%) 15,441 40.09%
Oth Other (2.18%) 840 2.18%
Maj Majority (8.52%) 3,283 8.52%
Turn Turnout (62.48%) 38,517 62.48%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Peter Wishart
Scottish National Party hold
SSP Rosie Adams 620 1.61%
L Thomas Docherty 5,715 14.84%
C Murdo Fraser 12,158 31.57%
I Tina MacDonald 220 0.57%
LD Julia Robertson 4,363 11.33%
SNP Peter Wishart 15,441 40.09%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
John Swinney
Scottish National Party gain
Con Conservative (35.72%) 16,287 35.72%
Lab Labour (11.28%) 5,141 11.28%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.15%) 3,716 8.15%
SNP SNP (44.85%) 20,447 44.85%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (9.12%) 4,160 9.12%
Turn Turnout (74.25%) 45,591 74.25%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (46.40%) 21,036 46.40%
Lab Labour (7.00%) 3,156 7.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.90%) 3,579 7.90%
SNP SNP (38.80%) 17,597 38.80%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (7.60%) 3,439 7.60%
Turn Turnout (76.09%) 45,368 76.09%

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