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 Alex Neil Votes 13,954 52.5% Net percentage change in seats +2.4
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Richard Leonard Votes 7,762 29.2% Net percentage change in seats −12.6
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Eric Holford Votes 4,164 15.7% Net percentage change in seats +9.8
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Louise Young Votes 693 2.6% Net percentage change in seats +0.4

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

6,192

Turnout

49.3%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 52.5
Scottish Labour 29.2
Scottish Conservatives 15.7
Scottish Lib Dems 2.6

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+9.8
Scottish National Party
+2.4
Scottish Lib Dems
+0.4
Scottish Labour
−12.6

Latest updates

RESULT: SNP hold Airdrie and Shotts

SNP hold
BBC

Labour resigned to losing their three seats

Jamie McIvor

BBC Scotland education correspondent

Some Labour people admitting they have probably lost the three seats being counted here which they are defending. This means Elaine Smith will only be returned to Holyrood if Labour get 4th list MSP.

Constituency Profile

Airdrie is significantly larger than Shotts, both of which are situated in an area which was historically dominated by traditional industries such as engineering, coal and steel.

The local prison in Shotts is one of the largest in Scotland. Re-built in 2012, it is situated south of the M8 and is a maximum-security jail used for 553 long-term adult male prisoners. The North Lanarkshire town of Airdrie is about 12 miles east of Glasgow and has a population of about 37,000. Chemist chain Boots delivered a blow to the local economy in 2005 when - after 50 years of production - it closed its Airdrie factory with the loss of 1,000 jobs. Housing has been built on the site where the plant stood.

At the inaugural elections in 1999, the seat was won by Labour’s Karen Whitefield. She retained it in 2003 and 2007. The SNP’s Alex Neil took it in 2011.

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