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 Stewart Stevenson Votes 15,802 55.1% Net percentage change in seats −12.1
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Peter Chapman Votes 9,219 32.1% Net percentage change in seats +13.8
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Nathan Morrison Votes 2,372 8.3% Net percentage change in seats −2.3
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates David Evans Votes 1,290 4.5% Net percentage change in seats +0.7

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

6,583

Turnout

48.5%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 55.1
Scottish Conservatives 32.1
Scottish Labour 8.3
Scottish Lib Dems 4.5

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+13.8
Scottish Lib Dems
+0.7
Scottish Labour
−2.3
Scottish National Party
−12.1

Latest updates

Politicians keeping up their contact with constituents from home

David Wallace Lockhart

BBC Scotland political reporter

Stewart Stevenson
BBC

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."

Christine Jardine
BBC

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.”

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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Stewart Stevenson holds Banffshire & Buchan Coast

Stewart was elected as MSP for Banff and Buchan at a by-election in 2001 and returned in 2003.

Stewart Stevenson holds Banffshire & Buchan Coast
SNP

SNP hold Banffshire & Buchan Coast

SNP hold Banffshire & Buchan Coast
BBC

SNP’s Stewart Stevenson predicting “decisive victory”

Constituency Profile

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.

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