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: CON GAIN FROM SNP

Scoreboard

Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Alexander Burnett Votes 13,400 38.1% Net percentage change in seats +17.0
Party

SNP

Scottish National Party

Candidates Dennis Robertson Votes 12,500 35.5% Net percentage change in seats −7.0
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Mike Rumbles Votes 7,262 20.6% Net percentage change in seats −7.6
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Sarah Duncan Votes 2,036 5.8% Net percentage change in seats −2.4

Turnout and Majority

Scottish Conservatives Majority

900

Turnout

59.1%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish Conservatives 38.1
Scottish National Party 35.5
Scottish Lib Dems 20.6
Scottish Labour 5.8

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+17.0
Scottish Labour
−2.4
Scottish National Party
−7.0
Scottish Lib Dems
−7.6

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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Alexander Burnett takes Aberdeenshire West

Alexander Burnett became involved in politics three years ago when he stood as the Conservative candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine in the 2015 General Election.

Alexander Burnett takes Aberdeenshire West
Alexander Burnett

Dennis Robertson loses Aberdeenshire West to the Tories

Conservatives take Aberdeenshire West from SNP

Conservatives take Aberdeenshire West from SNP
BBC

SNP's Dennis Robertson confident he can retain his seat.

What time will a result be declared?

Based on the 2011 Holyrood election results, the estimated declaration time for this constituency is between 05:00 and 08:00.  

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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.

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Constituency Profile

Since boundary changes, the constituency no longer follows a path eastward from just south of the Buck via Lumsden, Westhill and Peterculter to the coast at Hareness. It now stretches north bringing in Huntly and a chunk of the A96.

The seat still features the Grampian Mountains in Royal Deeside and the 49,000 acre Balmoral estate – holiday home to the Royal family. The rural areas hold many farming communities and the River Dee provides some of the finest salmon fishing in the country.

The Liberal Democrats' Mike Rumbles won the seat at the 1999 Scottish election and again in 2003 and 2007, before losing it to the SNP’s Dennis Robertson in 2011.

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