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: LD GAIN FROM SNP

Scoreboard

Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Alex Cole-Hamilton Votes 16,645 41.9% Net percentage change in seats +14.1
Party

SNP

Scottish National Party

Candidates Toni Giugliano Votes 13,685 34.4% Net percentage change in seats −1.4
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Sandy Batho Votes 5,686 14.3% Net percentage change in seats −0.8
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Cat Headley Votes 3,750 9.4% Net percentage change in seats −12.0

Turnout and Majority

Scottish Lib Dems Majority

2,960

Turnout

64.5%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish Lib Dems 41.9
Scottish National Party 34.4
Scottish Conservatives 14.3
Scottish Labour 9.4

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Lib Dems
+14.1
Scottish Conservatives
−0.8
Scottish National Party
−1.4
Scottish Labour
−12.0

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

Prof. John Curtice on Edinburgh Western seat

The Lib Dems have managed also to win this seat, another of the seats that they lost last year and had previously been something of a party stronghold.   

Alex Cole Hamilton
BBC
Alex Cole Hamilton of the Scottish Lib Dems wins Edinburgh western sea

Given the result in Fife North East and in the Northern Isles it appears that the Lib Dems in Scotland have regained some of their ability to develop local strongholds north of the border.  

Watch: Newly-elected Alex Cole-Hamilton addresses the crowd

From BBC Scotland's Morag Kinniburgh

Lib Dems take Edinburgh Western from SNP

From BBC Scotland's Nick Eardley

A big win for Alex Cole-Hamilton of the Liberal Democrats

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Watch: Lib Dems take Edinburgh Western

From BBC Scotland's Morag Kinniburgh

RESULT: Lib Dems gain Edinburgh Western from SNP

Lib Dems 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

Constituency Profile

This seat contains the old villages of Cramond, Dalmeny and Corstorphine, the seat of the Earls of Rosebery, and Queensferry on the coast.

Notable landmarks in Edinburgh Western include the southern ends of the Forth road and rail bridges, Edinburgh Airport and the Gyle Shopping Centre. The airport's eastern terminal expansion, opened in 2014, netted a "Carbuncle Award", a satirical prize criticising architectural design. Both the M8 and M9 roads also run through the constituency.

The Liberal Democrats won the seat from Conservative Lord James Douglas-Hamilton at the 1997 general election, and Lib Dem Margaret Smith defeated Lord James in the 1999 Holyrood elections. She retained the seat in the 2003 and 2007 Scottish Parliament elections, but lost to Colin Keir for the SNP in 2011. Mr Keir was defeated in his bid to be re-selected to contest the seat for the SNP in 2016.

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