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: CON GAIN FROM SNP

Scoreboard

Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Ruth Davidson Votes 10,399 30.4% Net percentage change in seats +15.4
Party

SNP

Scottish National Party

Candidates Alison Dickie Votes 9,789 28.6% Net percentage change in seats −4.0
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Sarah Boyack Votes 7,546 22.1% Net percentage change in seats −9.8
Party

GRN

Scottish Green Party

Candidates Alison Johnstone Votes 4,644 13.6% Net percentage change in seats +13.6
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Hannah Bettsworth Votes 1,672 4.9% Net percentage change in seats −15.6
Party

SLBP

Scottish Libertarian Party

Candidates Tom Laird Votes 119 0.3% Net percentage change in seats +0.3

Turnout and Majority

Scottish Conservatives Majority

610

Turnout

57.3%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish Conservatives 30.4
Scottish National Party 28.6
Scottish Labour 22.1
Scottish Green Party 13.6
Scottish Lib Dems 4.9
OTHERS 0.3

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+15.4
Scottish Green Party
+13.6
Scottish National Party
−4.0
Scottish Labour
−9.8
Scottish Lib Dems
−15.6

Latest updates

Ruth "in good heart" as she arrives in the capital

From BBC Scotland's Morag Kinniburgh

The morning after...

From BBC Scotland's Caitlin Smith

Counters clear the hall at Ingliston after all Edinburgh results are declared.

Ingliston
BBC

Watch: "People across Scotland sending the SNP a message" - Ruth Davidson

From BBC Scotland's Morag Kinniburgh

RESULT: Conservatives gain Edinburgh Central from SNP

Conservative gain
BBC

Kezia arrives at Edinburgh count

Morag Kinniburgh

BBC Scotland

Scottish Labour's commander-in-chief, Kezia Dugdale, arrives in Ingliston

Kezia Dugdale
BBC

Ruth arrives in Edinburgh

From BBC Scotland's David Miller

SNP could take "all six seats" in Edinburgh

From BBC Scotland's David Miller

Constituency Profile

The Scottish Parliament is just inside this attractive urban constituency, helping to mark its eastern boundary. The seat also contains a number of tourist attractions and notable districts, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Waverley Station, St Giles' Cathedral, Princes Street, the New and Old Towns and Calton Hill.

Tourism is a huge part of the city's wealth, and it hosts one of the biggest arts festivals in the world, the Edinburgh International Festival, every August. Edinburgh was one of the venues of Pope Benedict's visit to Britain in 2010, when he met the Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The financial and insurance sector is one of the biggest in Europe outside London.

Labour's Sarah Boyack has represented the area from the inception of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, but lost out by a slim margin to the SNP's Marco Biagi in 2011.

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