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Victory for the SNP with 63 seats - two short of a majority
Conservatives are the second largest party on 31 seats - but Labour on 24 lost 13 seats
Scottish Greens are the fourth largest party with six seats, ahead of the Lib Dems who won five
See the changing political map of Scotland
|Party||Candidates||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
Scottish National Party
|Candidates Stewart Stevenson||Votes 15,802||55.1%||Net percentage change in seats −12.1|
|Candidates Peter Chapman||Votes 9,219||32.1%||Net percentage change in seats +13.8|
|Candidates Nathan Morrison||Votes 2,372||8.3%||Net percentage change in seats −2.3|
Scottish Lib Dems
|Candidates David Evans||Votes 1,290||4.5%||Net percentage change in seats +0.7|
Change compared with 2011
David Wallace Lockhart
BBC Scotland political reporter
Westminster shut down early for Easter and Holyrood is operating on a restricted timetable, meaning politicians are among those now working from home.
Constituency offices are closed to avoid social contact, leaving many parliamentarians performing their roles from kitchen tables and living rooms.
Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, is aged over 70 and started staying at home before lockdown was announced.
He meets his staff virtually via his computer, and is still lobbying the Scottish government on behalf of constituents and local businesses.
He says “I get emails and contacts from social media all the time. I’ve been up since 6am dealing with it."
When Christine Jardine, the Lib Dem MP for Edinburgh West, isn’t house-training her new puppy Brora she says she is holding telephone surgeries and working for constituents.
She insists it’s still possible to be an effective MP while housebound: “It takes a wee bit of imagination, a wee bit of flexibility, and also your team all have to be willing to do it.”
The seat hugs the water, incorporating the North Sea coastline, and also has inland areas of agricultural land.
It contains the major fishing ports of Peterhead and Fraserburgh, and the oil and gas industry is also crucial to the local economy. The constituency contains St Fergus, where a vast terminal takes nearly half the UK's gas from off-shore, as well as Peterhead Prison. Tourism is also important to the region, as it boasts some spectacular scenery and secluded resorts.
Former First Minister Alex Salmond won this seat for his party at the 1999 election. But in 2001 he left Holyrood and returned to Westminster, where he had been an MP for the area. SNP colleague Stewart Stevenson stood in the by-election and won the Banff and Buchan constituency for Holyrood. Mr Stevenson retained the seat in all three subsequent Scottish elections, in 2003, 2007 and 2011.