Aberdeenshire East (Scottish Parliament constituency)

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Aberdeenshire East (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain an Ear) is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) covering part of the council area of Aberdeenshire. It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. It is also one of ten constituencies in the North East Scotland electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to the ten constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

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Aberdeenshire East
County constituency
for the Scottish Parliament
Aberdeenshire East shown within the North East Scotland electoral region and the region shown within Scotland
Population80,855 (2019)[1]
Current constituency
PartyScottish National Party
MSPGillian Martin
Council areaAberdeenshire
Created fromBanff and Buchan,

The seat was created for the 2011 election, and largely consists of areas that were in the former constituency of Gordon. It has been held by Gillian Martin of the Scottish National Party since the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.