Scotland Results

Scottish Parliament Results
Party Scottish National Party Scottish Conservatives Scottish Labour Scottish Green Party Scottish Lib Dems Independent
Seats 63 31 24 6 5 0
Change −6 +16 −13 +4 - −1

After 129 of 129 seats About these resultsResults in full

Latest headlines

  1. Victory for the SNP with 63 seats - two short of a majority
  2. Conservatives are the second largest party on 31 seats - but Labour on 24 lost 13 seats
  3. Scottish Greens are the fourth largest party with six seats, ahead of the Lib Dems who won five
  4. See the changing political map of Scotland
Result: SNP HOLD

Scoreboard

Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

SNP

Scottish National Party

Candidates Gillian Martin Votes 15,912 45.8% Net percentage change in seats −18.7
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Colin Clark Votes 10,075 29.0% Net percentage change in seats +15.1
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Christine Jardine Votes 6,611 19.0% Net percentage change in seats +5.0
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Sarah Flavell Votes 2,155 6.2% Net percentage change in seats −1.4

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

5,837

Turnout

55.3%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 45.8
Scottish Conservatives 29.0
Scottish Lib Dems 19.0
Scottish Labour 6.2

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+15.1
Scottish Lib Dems
+5.0
Scottish Labour
−1.4
Scottish National Party
−18.7

Latest updates

Mark McDonald, Maureen Watt and Kevin Stewart

The Conservatives win Aberdeenshire West and four list MSPs on a good night in the north east for the SNP, with the Lib Dems holding Orkney and Shetland.

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Gillian Martin holds Aberdeenshire East

Gillian is Political Education Officer of both her SNP branch of Ellon and District and the Aberdeenshire East Constituency Association. 

Gillian Martin holds Aberdeenshire East
SNP

RESULT: SNP hold Aberdeenshire East

SNP hold
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What time will a result be declared?

Based on the 2011 Holyrood election results, the estimated declaration time for this constituency is between 04:00 and 04:30 

Watch this space

Visit this page for the latest updates, articles and videos about this constituency in the run-up to the Scottish Parliament Election, and for results from 10pm on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Scottish Parliament
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Constituency Profile

The constituency takes in swathes of the old Gordon seat and is largely rural. Forestry, agriculture and food processing are key industries. Beef production is also important to the area but there are other industries, including engineering supplies for the oil and gas industries based at Ellon.

Residential development in towns such as Inverurie and Ellon has resulted in many people who work in Aberdeen's oil industry moving here. Following boundary changes, Huntly and Keith were taken out and went into the neighbouring seats of Aberdeenshire West and Moray. The seat now stretches a little further north and takes in the A952 up to Mintlaw.

The old Gordon constituency was a Liberal Democrat seat at Holyrood until Alex Salmond won it in 2007, and again in 2011. Mr Salmond also holds the Westminster seat of Gordon. However, he is not standing again for Holyrood.

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