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 Christina McKelvie Votes 13,945 48.3% Net percentage change in seats +0.2
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Margaret McCulloch Votes 8,508 29.5% Net percentage change in seats −9.9
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Margaret Mitchell Votes 5,596 19.4% Net percentage change in seats +9.3
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Eileen Baxendale Votes 836 2.9% Net percentage change in seats +0.5

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

5,437

Turnout

50.1%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 48.3
Scottish Labour 29.5
Scottish Conservatives 19.4
Scottish Lib Dems 2.9

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+9.3
Scottish Lib Dems
+0.5
Scottish National Party
+0.2
Scottish Labour
−9.9

Latest updates

SNP joy and Labour disappointment

Julian Paszkiewicz

BBC Scotland

SNP joy and Scottish Labour disappointment at the East Kilbride count.

South Lanarkshire count
BBC

RESULT: SNP hold Hamilton Larkhall and Stonehouse

SNP Hold
BBC
SNP MSP Christina McKelvie holds Hamilton Larkhall and Stonehouse.

Here's our estimates of the first declarations.....

The estimated times for the first declarations are: 

Rutherglen - 1:30 but may change 

East Kilbride 1:45

Reevel Anderson
BBC
Reevel Alderson in East Kilbride

Clydesdale 2:00, but may change 

Hamilton Larkhall & Stonehouse 2.00

What time will a result be declared?

Based on the 2011 Holyrood election results, the estimated declaration time for this constituency is between 1:30 and 2:30.

Constituency Profile

Hamilton is the hub of this constituency and features prosperous commuter belt suburbs. Journeys into the city of Glasgow are made easier by the M74 running through its eastern half.

The South Lanarkshire town of Larkhall is inside the boundaries of this constituency. It is on the edge of the Clyde Valley and like so many towns in the area is part of a popular commuter belt. Historically, this part of Scotland was known for its mining, weaving and textiles. Most of the traditional industries have now closed. The telephone and internet-based retail banker First Direct has a large call centre in Hamilton, so too has HSBC.

In 1999, the then leader of South Lanarkshire council, Tom McCabe, won the seat for Labour. He retained it in 2003 and 2007. In the Holyrood election of 2011, Christina McKelvie won for the SNP. Mr McCabe died in April last year, aged 60.

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