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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Banffshire and Buchan Coast

Scottish Parliament constituency Region - North East Scotland
Result: SNP HOLD


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


Scottish Conservatives

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


Scottish Labour

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

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




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
Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish Labour
Scottish National Party

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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