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

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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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Coatbridge and Chryston

Scottish Parliament constituency Region - Central Scotland


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish National Party

Candidates Fulton MacGregor Votes 13,605 48.0% Net percentage change in seats +7.6


Scottish Labour

Candidates Elaine Smith Votes 9,826 34.7% Net percentage change in seats −17.6


Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Robyn Halbert Votes 2,868 10.1% Net percentage change in seats +4.5


Scottish Green Party

Candidates John Wilson Votes 1,612 5.7% Net percentage change in seats +5.7


Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Jenni Lang Votes 423 1.5% Net percentage change in seats −0.1

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 48.0
Scottish Labour 34.7
Scottish Conservatives 10.1
Scottish Green Party 5.7
Scottish Lib Dems 1.5

Vote share change since 2011

Scottish National Party
Scottish Green Party
Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish Labour

Constituency Profile

Coatbridge is by far the largest of the towns in the constituency, which also incorporates the smaller communities of Glenboig, Stepps, and Auchinloch as well as Chryston.

Situated on Glasgow's eastern border, the area was once dominated by traditional industries and remains home to manufacturing, despite a decline over recent decades and unemployment figures above the national average. A sizeable proportion of residents live in rented public housing, with Calder in particular made up largely of council estates. The local authority for the area is North Lanarkshire Council, which has a budget of about £900m and delivers services to about 326,000 people.

Labour's Elaine Smith was first elected as Coatbridge and Chryston MSP at the first Scottish Parliament election in May 1999 and was re-elected to Holyrood in 2003 and 2007. She held the seat again in 2011, when she became one of the parliament's deputy presiding officers.

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