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 Nicola Sturgeon Votes 15,287 61.4% Net percentage change in seats +7.0
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Fariha Thomas Votes 5,694 22.9% Net percentage change in seats −12.3
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Graham Hutchison Votes 3,100 12.4% Net percentage change in seats +4.8
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Kevin Lewsey Votes 822 3.3% Net percentage change in seats +0.6

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

9,593

Turnout

47.8%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 61.4
Scottish Labour 22.9
Scottish Conservatives 12.4
Scottish Lib Dems 3.3

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish National Party
+7.0
Scottish Conservatives
+4.8
Scottish Lib Dems
+0.6
Scottish Labour
−12.3

Latest updates

Nicola Sturgeon holds Glasgow Southside

Nicola Sturgeon speaking on BBC Radio Scotland

"The SNP have clearly won the election - a third consecutive Scottish Parliamentary election. That's historic, it's never happened before in the lifetime of our parliament."

Nicola Sturgeon holds Glasgow Southside
SNP

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon holds Glasgow Southside

Nicola Sturgeon
BBC

RESULT: SNP hold Glasgow Southside

SNP hold Glasgow Southside
BBC

Constituency Profile

Although social problems and low employment is a feature in some parts of the seat, a plentiful supply of traditional tenement and new build flats, plus good public transport links has made it popular with people who work in the city of Glasgow.

The seat features a portion of Bellahouston Park – which has been the setting for two Pope visits with the most recent in September 2010 – and the whole of Queens Park, which was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton in 1857 and dedicated to Mary, Queen of Scots. The Ibrox stadium of Glasgow Rangers is inside the boundaries of the constituency. The world’s third oldest underground metro system also runs through.

Labour’s Gordon Jackson won the old Glasgow Govan seat at the Holyrood elections of 1999 and 2003. The current leader of the SNP, and First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, took the seat from Labour at the 2007 Holyrood election, and held it in 2011.

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