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

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  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
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Almond Valley

Scottish Parliament constituency Region - Lothian
Result: SNP HOLD


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish National Party

Candidates Angela Constance Votes 18,475 53.0% Net percentage change in seats −1.4


Scottish Labour

Candidates Neil Findlay Votes 10,082 28.9% Net percentage change in seats −7.4


Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Stephanie Smith Votes 5,308 15.2% Net percentage change in seats +9.1


Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Charles Dundas Votes 1,007 2.9% Net percentage change in seats +0.8

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 53.0
Scottish Labour 28.9
Scottish Conservatives 15.2
Scottish Lib Dems 2.9

Vote share change since 2011

Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish National Party
Scottish Labour

Constituency Profile

Livingston is at the heart of this constituency. It grew rapidly after it was made a new town in the 1960s, and now has more than 55,000 residents.

When electronics giants such as NEC and Mitsubishi set up the area was dubbed Scotland’s “Silicon Glen”. However, the cyclical nature of the industry saw job losses, notably in 2001 when NEC announced the closure of its 1,200 worker factory and Motorola, in nearby Bathgate, closed its plant with the loss of 3,000 jobs. However, call centre work has thrived and BskyB has a main centre in Livingston. Other towns in the seat include East and West Calder, both of which have a coal-mining history with a working-class tradition.

Labour’s Bristow Muldoon won the seat in 1999 and retained it in 2003. The SNP’s Angela Constance won in both the 2007 and 2011 polls. She was given the Education Secretary job in 2014.

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