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


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish National Party

Candidates Stuart McMillan Votes 17,032 53.7% Net percentage change in seats +11.6


Scottish Labour

Candidates Siobhan McCready Votes 8,802 27.7% Net percentage change in seats −16.2


Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Graeme Brooks Votes 4,487 14.1% Net percentage change in seats +7.0


Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates John Watson Votes 1,404 4.4% Net percentage change in seats −2.4

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 53.7
Scottish Labour 27.7
Scottish Conservatives 14.1
Scottish Lib Dems 4.4

Vote share change since 2011

Scottish National Party
Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish Labour

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The boys on the ice

Artwork 'The Stowaways'
Mhairi M Robertson

What happened to a group of young Scottish stowaways who were beaten, starved and left to die on the ice off the coast of Newfoundland? Read their story.

What time will a result be declared?

Based on the 2011 Holyrood election results, the estimated declaration time for this constituency is about 03:00. 

Constituency Profile

Although the seat covers a large rural area, most of its population live in the industrial town of Greenock. As home of the first dock on the Clyde in 1711, the town grew up around shipbuilding.

With the decline of the industry over the last few decades, computer and electronics firms became a source of employment. But that sector too has been hit by hardship over the last few years with 90 IBM call centre jobs being lost in May 2015. Parts of the constituency, including areas of Greenock and Port Glasgow, suffer from deprivation and social problems.Other towns in the seat include the seaside resort of Gourock - which boasts its own sea water outdoor swimming pool, and Wemyss Bay, home port of the CalMac ferry company.

Labour's Duncan McNeil has held the seat since the Scottish Parliament's creation in 1999. He stepped down this time.

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