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1973 No. 769

REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE
REDISTRIBUTION OF SEATS

The Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) (West Aberdeenshire, North Angus and Mearns, Aberdeen North and Aberdeen South) Order 1973

Made

18th April 1973

Coming into force

2nd May 1973

At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 18th day of April 1973

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas under section 2(3) of the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949(a) the Boundary Commission for Scotland have submitted to the Secretary of State a report dated 21st December 1972 with respect to the areas comprised in certain constituencies in Scotland and showing the constituencies into which they recommend, in accordance with the provisions of the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Acts 1949 and 1958(b), that the areas should be divided:

And whereas the Secretary of State has laid the said report before Parliament together with the draft of this Order in Council to give effect to recommendations contained in the report and each House of Parliament has by resolution approved the said draft:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:-

1.-(1) This Order may be cited as the Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) (West Aberdeenshire, North Angus and Mearns, Aberdeen North and Aberdeen South) Order 1973.

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889(c) shall apply to the interpretation of this Order as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

(a) 1949 c. 66.

(b) 1958 c. 26.

(c) 1889 c. 63.

(3) This Order shall come into operation on the fourteenth day after the day on which it is made:

Provided that the coming into operation of this Order shall not affect any parliamentary election until a proclamation is issued by Her Majesty summoning a new Parliament or affect the constitution of the House of Commons until the dissolution of the Parliament in being on the day on which this Order comes into operation.

2. In lieu of the county constituency of West Aberdeenshire and the burgh constituencies of Aberdeen North and Aberdeen South described in Part II of the Schedule to the Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) (East Aberdeenshire, West Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen North and Aberdeen South) Order 1955(a) and of the county constituency of North Angus and Mearns described in Part III of Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1948(b), all the said constituencies being specified in Part 1 of the Schedule to this Order, there shall be substituted the county and burgh constituencies described in Part II of the Schedule to this Order.

3. The electoral registration officers for Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire and the county of the city of Aberdeen shall make such re-arrangement or adaptation of the registers of parliamentary electors as may be necessary to give effect to this Order.

W. G. Agnew.

SCHEDULE

PART I

                      County or
       Name             Burgh                          Contents
                     Constituency
                               ABERDEENSHIRE
  Existing constituencies described by reference to circumstances as they
             existed on 16th May 1954 except where otherwise stated
West Aberdeenshire   County          (i) The burghs of Ballater, Huntly,
                                         Inverurie, Kintore and Oldmeldrum.
                                    (ii) the districts of Aberdeen, Alford,
                                         Deeside, Garioch and Huntly.
Aberdeen North       Burgh            The following wards (as constituted by
                                    the Aberdeen Wards Order 1960(c)) of the
                                    county of the city of Aberdeen, namely,
                                    Mastrick, Northfield, St Clement's,
                                    St Machar, St Nicholas and Woodside.
Aberdeen South       Burgh            The following wards of the county of
                                    the city of Aberdeen, namely, Ferryhill,
                                    Holburn, Rosemount, Rubislaw, Ruthrieston
                                    and Torry.

(a) S.I. 1955/27 (1955 II, p. 2190).

(b) 1948 c. 65.

(c) S.I. 1960/2371.

                            ANGUS AND KINCARDINE
Existing constituency described by reference to circumstances as they existed
                  immediately before the end of the year 1947
North Angus and      County          (i) The county of Kincardine inclusive
 Mearns                                  of all the burghs situated therein;
                                    (ii) the burghs of Brechin and Montrose;
                                   (iii) the districts of Brechin and
                                         Montrose.

PART II

                      County or
       Name             Burgh                          Contents
                     Constituency
                               ABERDEENSHIRE
New constituencies described by reference to circumstances as they existed on
 21st December 1972 (being a date subsequent to the Aberdeen Extension Order
                          Confirmation Act 1970(a))
West Aberdeenshire   County          (1) The burghs of Ballater, Huntly,
                                         Inverurie, Kintore and Oldmeldrum;
                                     (2) the districts of Aberdeen, Alford,
                                         Deeside, Garioch and Huntly.
Aberdeen North       Burgh             The following wards of the county of
                                     the city of Aberdeen, namely, Mastrick,
                                     Northfield, St Clement's, St Machar,
                                     St Nicholas and Woodside.
Aberdeen South       Burgh             The following wards of the county of
                                     the city of Aberdeen, namely, Ferryhill,
                                     Holburn, Rosemount, Rubislaw,
                                     Ruthrieston and Torry.
                            ANGUS AND KINCARDINE
New constituency described by reference to circumstances as they existed on
 21st December 1972 (being a date subsequent to the Aberdeen Extension Order
                          Confirmation Act 1970)
North Angus and      County          (1) The county of Kincardine inclusive
  Mearns                                 of all the burghs situated therein;
                                     (2) the burghs of Brechin and Montrose;
                                     (3) the districts of Brechin and
                                         Montrose.

(a) 1970 c. xxxi.

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