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

Glasgow Southside

Scottish Parliament constituency Region - Glasgow
Result: SNP HOLD


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish National Party

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


Scottish Labour

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


Scottish Conservatives

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


Scottish Lib Dems

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

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




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
Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish Labour

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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