The Westminster constituency Perth and North Perthshire was created as a result of the Fifth Periodical Review by the Boundary Commission for Scotland and came into existence for the 2005 general election.

Situated in the very heart of Scotland, Perth and North Perthshire has some of the most scenic Scottish glens, with a wide variety of landscapes, from the rich agricultural straths in the east, to the high mountains of the southern Highlands. Perthshire’s main industries are Agriculture, Tourism and Forestry.

The city of Perth is wholly contained in Pete’s constituency.

Perth has a compact city centre with the North and South Inch at each end and flanked by the River Tay. Perth is Scotland’s first Cittaslow city and is known for its unique shopping, excellent galleries, museums and its theatre and concert hall. Perthshire has attracted high-tech industry investment in recent years and is a centre of insurance and banking and other major service providers.