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


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish National Party

Candidates Ben Macpherson Votes 17,322 46.7% Net percentage change in seats +7.0


Scottish Labour

Candidates Lesley Hinds Votes 10,576 28.5% Net percentage change in seats −13.1


Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Iain McGill Votes 6,081 16.4% Net percentage change in seats +6.9


Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Martin Veart Votes 1,779 4.8% Net percentage change in seats −4.4



Candidates Jack Caldwell Votes 1,344 3.6% Net percentage change in seats +3.6

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 46.7
Scottish Labour 28.5
Scottish Conservatives 16.4
Scottish Lib Dems 4.8
Independent 3.6

Vote share change since 2011

Scottish National Party
Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish Labour

Latest updates

Lib Dems gather

Lib Dems gather together at Edinburgh count.

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.


Watch: Ben MacPherson joy at SNP victory

From BBC Scotland's Morag Kinniburgh

"A strong and passionate voice"

Morag Kinniburgh

BBC Scotland

Ben Macpherson says: "I will be a strong and passionate voice for everyone in Edinburgh Northern and Leith."

Ben Macpherson

"Thumping majority" for SNP in Edinburgh Northern & Leith

From BBC Scotland's David Miller

The SNP's Ben Macpherson takes Edinburgh Northern & Leith from Scottish Labour

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RESULT: SNP take Edinburgh Northern & Leith from Labour

SNP gain

Kezia arrives at Edinburgh count

Morag Kinniburgh

BBC Scotland

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

Kezia Dugdale

Capital results impending

From BBC Scotland's David Miller

Constituency Profile

A key area of the constituency is Leith - the capital's historic port and centre for engineering, fishing and whisky. The area has undergone a transformation in recent years with many of its Victorian mills being turned into residential developments. With that transformation have come bars, restaurants and cafes.

A tourist pull for Leith has been the Royal yacht Britannia which took up permanent residence in 1998. On arrival, the Queen's former ship underwent a refit programme before becoming the centrepiece of a £60m terminal. The constituency formerly included parts of the New Town and Calton Hill, which became part of Edinburgh Central in the 2011 boundary review.

Labour's Malcolm Chisholm has been MSP for this seat since the inception of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. Before going to Holyrood, he represented the seat's electors at Westminster from 1992. He is stepping down from politics at the 2016 election.

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