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 Linda Fabiani Votes 19,371 55.9% Net percentage change in seats +7.9
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Lizanne Handibode Votes 8,392 24.2% Net percentage change in seats −17.3
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Graham Simpson Votes 5,857 16.9% Net percentage change in seats +9.4
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Paul McGarry Votes 1,009 2.9% Net percentage change in seats +1.3

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

10,979

Turnout

56.6%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 55.9
Scottish Labour 24.2
Scottish Conservatives 16.9
Scottish Lib Dems 2.9

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+9.4
Scottish National Party
+7.9
Scottish Lib Dems
+1.3
Scottish Labour
−17.3

Latest updates

RESULT: SNP hold East Kilbride

SNP hold
BBC

Here's our estimates of the first declarations.....

The estimated times for the first declarations are: 

Rutherglen - 1:30 but may change 

East Kilbride 1:45

Reevel Anderson
BBC
Reevel Alderson in East Kilbride

Clydesdale 2:00, but may change 

Hamilton Larkhall & Stonehouse 2.00

What time will a result be declared?

Based on the 2011 Holyrood election results, the estimated declaration time for this constituency is between 1:30 and 2:30.

BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay headquarters preparing for election coverage

Final preparations underway at Pacific Quay, as BBC Scotland gets ready to begin its election coverage at 10.30pm. 

BBC Pacific Quay
BBC

Watch this space

Visit this page for the latest updates, articles and videos about this constituency in the run-up to the Scottish Parliament Election, and for results from 10pm on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Scottish Parliament
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Constituency Profile

This constituency is based around Scotland's oldest new town - East Kilbride. Its post-war housing, built on former farm land, has attracted families who work in office-based centres and who commute into nearby Glasgow, 8 miles to the north west.

The area's Hairmyres Hospital was opened 10 years ago and was built with private finance initiative money. The constituency's good road and public transport links has attracted some big employers. These include HM Revenue and Customs, which has several large office in East Kilbride, although these are facing closure as the agency restructures its operations. The dairy company Robert Wiseman is also based in East Kilbride, and the town centre is occuped by a large shopping centre comprising six interlinked malls.

Labour's Andy Kerr represented the seat from the founding of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 until Linda Fabiani took it for the SNP in 2011.

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