Dundee West

Old parliamentary constituency

This constituency no longer exists. Please select one of the replacement constituencies below

In June 2024, this constituency was replaced by two new constituencies:

Angus and Perthshire Glens

Covers approximately 5% of this old constituency’s population, and 72% of this old constituency’s area.

Dundee Central

Covers approximately 95% of this old constituency’s population, and 28% of this old constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Date elected

7th May 2015

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

77%

69.1% national average

Would prefer the next leader of the Conservative Party to invest in renewable energy

76%

72.2% national average

Support nuclear energy

54%

57.4% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

48%

51.9% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

85%

84.2% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

31%

24.2% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Labour Party

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

37%

31.6% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

31%

23.7% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

34%

37.6% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 20% 18.7%
Net agree 70% 72.5%
Net disagree 10% 8.7%
Partly agree 37% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 33% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 4% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

43%

41.6% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

27%

26.7% national average

Oppose Net Zero

11%

12.7% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 22% 23.5%
Net agree 62% 58.8%
Net disagree 16% 17.7%
Somewhat agree 36% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 9% 10.6%
Strongly agree 26% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 7% 7.2%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 58% 57.4%
Should not be a priority 42% 42.6%

Think that Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Government do not understand the impact the cost of living crisis is having on people

66%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

31%

28.8% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

39%

40.0% national average

Place

Constituency age distribution

This area National average
Ages 0-9 9.8% 11.8%
Ages 10-19 10.7% 11.5%
Ages 20-29 20% 12.9%
Ages 30-39 14.7% 13.3%
Ages 40-49 10% 12.6%
Ages 50-59 12.1% 13.7%
Ages 60-69 10.3% 10.8%
Ages 70-79 7.5% 8.5%
Ages 80+ 4.8% 5.0%

Country of the UK

Scotland

Estimated child poverty

23.2%

28.2% national average

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

1

0.2 national average

Number of Hope For The Future trained constituents

0

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

0

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves