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 GAIN FROM SNP

Scoreboard

Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Daniel Johnson Votes 13,597 35.5% Net percentage change in seats +8.2
Party

SNP

Scottish National Party

Candidates Jim Eadie Votes 12,474 32.6% Net percentage change in seats +3.2
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Miles Briggs Votes 9,972 26.1% Net percentage change in seats +7.4
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Pramod Subbaraman Votes 2,216 5.8% Net percentage change in seats −18.8

Turnout and Majority

Scottish Labour Majority

1,123

Turnout

64.2%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish Labour 35.5
Scottish National Party 32.6
Scottish Conservatives 26.1
Scottish Lib Dems 5.8

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Labour
+8.2
Scottish Conservatives
+7.4
Scottish National Party
+3.2
Scottish Lib Dems
−18.8

Latest updates

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

From BBC Scotland's Morag Kinniburgh

Labour's Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson, managing director of the Studio One and Paper Tiger group of shops in Edinburgh, has taken Edinburgh Southern for Labour from the SNP's Jim Eadie.

Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson (Twitter)

The morning after...

From BBC Scotland's Caitlin Smith

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

Ingliston
BBC

Watch: A rare moment of Labour joy

From BBC Scotland's Morag Kinniburgh

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

This seat includes Craiglockhart, Slateford and Liberton, as well as the suburban areas of Merchiston and Morningside, which are made up of beautiful Victorian villas and tenements. The southern fringe of the constituency takes in a number of golf clubs.

Historically, the Conservatives held this seat at Westminster until 1987. It was lost at that time by Michael Ancram, who had been made parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Scottish Office by Margaret Thatcher. Mr Ancram had the task of implementing the poll tax in Scotland, where it was introduced first in the UK.

The seat has changed hands between the parties several times since the Scottish Parliament was formed. Labour's Angus MacKay won the Holyrood seat in 1999 but then lost it to Liberal Democrat Mike Pringle in 2003. Mr Pringle retained it in 2007, before Jim Eadie took it for the SNP at the last Holyrood poll in 2011.

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