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: LAB HOLD

Scoreboard

Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Iain Gray Votes 14,329 37.8% Net percentage change in seats −1.2
Party

SNP

Scottish National Party

Candidates DJ Johnston-Smith Votes 13,202 34.8% Net percentage change in seats −3.7
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Rachael Hamilton Votes 9,045 23.9% Net percentage change in seats +7.2
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Ettie Spencer Votes 1,337 3.5% Net percentage change in seats −2.4

Turnout and Majority

Scottish Labour Majority

1,127

Turnout

62.3%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish Labour 37.8
Scottish National Party 34.8
Scottish Conservatives 23.9
Scottish Lib Dems 3.5

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+7.2
Scottish Labour
−1.2
Scottish Lib Dems
−2.4
Scottish National Party
−3.7

Latest updates

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Gray holds on for Labour's first seat

Former Leader of Labour in the Scottish Parliament from 2008-2011 has won them their first seat of the night.

Iain Gray
Scottish Labour

RESULT: Labour hold East Lothian

Labour hold
BBC
Former Labour leader Iain Gray holds East Lothian.

Labour increasing in confidence

Claire Harris

BBC Scotland

Here in Haddington, we've put our evening snacks to good use to demonstrate the conflicting information we're hearing.

At the start of the night, no one would disagree the Labour camp looked slightly concerned about whether Iain Gray would be able to retain his seat, and as the first declarations have come in across the country with stories of SNP victories of formerly safe Labour seats, the mood seemed to be assured that Gray, who only had a majority of 151 to begin with, may well have lost his seat.

But then we heard different.

Sweets
BBC

A Labour source has assured us that not only does he think Iain Gray has retained this constituency, but his majority has increased by a significant amount. We're also told this source has never been known to be wrong.

Regardless of how much truth the rumour may have, there is certainly a change in the room. Gone is the SNP swagger, and MP George Kerevan has been heard to say they are hopeful of gaining this seat.

A few minutes later, and the rumour around the hall is the count is on a knife edge.

There certainly seems to be an air of tension as the time ticks on, and where there was loud conversation, now there is more hushed attentiveness from the candidates and agents.

Turnout today stands at 62.5%, up from 56.9% five years ago, but significantly less than last year's general election which was more than 70%.

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Constituency Profile

East Lothian lies to the east of Edinburgh, and is comprised mostly of agricultural land but also seaside resorts, such as Gullane, which is home to the Muirfield Open Championship golf course.

The constituency features the ex-mining towns of Prestonpans and Ormiston and used to be home to Cockenzie coal-fired power station which shut in 2013. The seat also contains the nuclear power station at Torness. The east coast town of Dunbar, which is about 28 miles from Edinburgh and about the same distance from the English border, sits inside this seat. Population hotspots include Haddington, East Linton, North Berwick and Tranent.

Labour's John Home Robertson won the UK constituency in a by-election in 1978, and in 1999 he was elected as East Lothian's first MSP and was returned to the seat following the 2003 Holyrood poll. Iain Gray held the seat for Labour in 2007 and 2011.

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