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: SNP HOLD

Scoreboard

Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

SNP

Scottish National Party

Candidates Michael Matheson Votes 18,260 56.9% Net percentage change in seats +1.6
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Mandy Telford Votes 6,980 21.8% Net percentage change in seats −13.2
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Alison Harris Votes 5,877 18.3% Net percentage change in seats +10.9
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Gillian Cole-Hamilton Votes 966 3.0% Net percentage change in seats +0.7

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

11,280

Turnout

53.6%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 56.9
Scottish Labour 21.8
Scottish Conservatives 18.3
Scottish Lib Dems 3.0

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+10.9
Scottish National Party
+1.6
Scottish Lib Dems
+0.7
Scottish Labour
−13.2

Latest updates

RESULT: SNP hold Falkirk West

SNP hold Falkirk West
BBC

Michael Matheson holds Falkirk West

Michael Matheson has served as Cabinet Secretary for Justice since 2014. 

Away from politics Michael enjoys sport, is a keen mountaineer and a member of the Ochils mountain rescue team. 

Michael Matheson holds Falkirk West
SNP

Happy faces as Michael Matheson holds Falkirk West

Michael Matheson holds Falkirk West
BBC

RESULT: SNP hold Falkirk West

SNP hold
BBC

Counting continues in Falkirk

Falkirk count
BBC

What time will a result be declared?

Based on the 2011 Holyrood election results, the estimated declaration time for this constituency is between 03:00 and 03:30

Constituency Profile

Set in Scotland's old industrial heartland, the Falkirk West seat takes in the town of the same name and stretches west to include Denny, Stenhousemuir and Banknock. Most heavy industry has gone, the last distillery closed and more people are now employed in the service sector than in manufacturing.

There is growing tourism, stimulated by the Falkirk Wheel at the intersection of the Forth and Clyde and Union canals, which opened in 2002. The Wheel has been joined by two 30-metre high horse-head sculptures, the Kelpies, which have attracted high numbers of visitors since April 2014. The town was the site of the two battles of Falkirk, in 1298 and 1746.

In 1999, sitting Labour MP Dennis Canavan's application to stand in the first Scottish election was rejected by Labour's central selection panel. However, he stood as an independent and took the seat. In 2007 he announced his retirement, and Michael Matheson took the seat for the SNP.

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