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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Argyll and Bute

Scottish Parliament constituency Region - Highlands and Islands
Result: SNP HOLD


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish National Party

Candidates Michael Russell Votes 13,561 46.0% Net percentage change in seats −4.6


Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Alan Reid Votes 7,583 25.7% Net percentage change in seats +13.6


Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Donald Cameron Votes 5,840 19.8% Net percentage change in seats +1.5


Scottish Labour

Candidates Mick Rice Votes 2,492 8.5% Net percentage change in seats −6.8

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 46.0
Scottish Lib Dems 25.7
Scottish Conservatives 19.8
Scottish Labour 8.5

Vote share change since 2011

Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish Conservatives
Scottish National Party
Scottish Labour

Constituency Profile

This constituency covers nearly two million acres of mainland Scotland as well as many islands such as Mull, Islay, Jura, Tiree and Bute. The region is famous for whisky production and other industries include farming, fishing and fish farming.

Renewable energy is a growth industry, both for manufacturing wind turbines and harnessing wind and wave power. Holy Loch used to be the base for US Poseidon nuclear submarines but is now closed. About 10% of the population are Gaelic speakers.

In 1999 the Lib Dem’s George Lyon, a farmer from Bute, won the area’s first Holyrood seat. He went on to retain it at the 2003 Scottish Parliament election. In 2007 the seat changed hands and the SNP’s Jim Mather became its new MSP. Mike Russell went on to hold the seat for the SNP in 2011.

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