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
  4. See the changing political map of Scotland

Edinburgh Pentlands

Scottish Parliament constituency Region - Lothian
Result: SNP HOLD


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish National Party

Candidates Gordon MacDonald Votes 13,181 39.5% Net percentage change in seats +2.3


Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Gordon Lindhurst Votes 10,725 32.2% Net percentage change in seats +0.7


Scottish Labour

Candidates Blair Heary Votes 7,811 23.4% Net percentage change in seats −3.2


Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Emma Farthing-Sykes Votes 1,636 4.9% Net percentage change in seats +0.2

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 39.5
Scottish Conservatives 32.2
Scottish Labour 23.4
Scottish Lib Dems 4.9

Vote share change since 2011

Scottish National Party
Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish Labour

Constituency Profile

This seat takes in some affluent suburbs and picturesque countryside south west of Edinburgh. It is a socially diverse seat, and most inhabitants have a good standard of living and many work in well-paid non-manual jobs.

Also situated here is the Wester Hailes council-built estate, along with Sighthill, the growing Heriot Watt University and a chunk of the Pentland Hills regional park.

Former UK government minister Malcolm Rifkind was first elected Conservative MP for Pentlands in February 1974, and held it until 1997 when he lost to Labour's Lynda Clarke. The Holyrood seat has changed hands repeatedly. It was won by Iain Gray for Labour in 1999. but taken by David McLetchie, then leader of the Tories north of the border in 2003. He went on to retain the constituency at the 2007 poll, but lost to Gordon MacDonald of the SNP in 2011.

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