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 Willie Coffey Votes 19,047 55.4% Net percentage change in seats +2.1
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Dave Meechan Votes 7,853 22.8% Net percentage change in seats −11.6
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Brian Whittle Votes 6,597 19.2% Net percentage change in seats +8.8
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Rebecca Plenderleith Votes 888 2.6% Net percentage change in seats +0.7

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

11,194

Turnout

54.9%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 55.4
Scottish Labour 22.8
Scottish Conservatives 19.2
Scottish Lib Dems 2.6

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+8.8
Scottish National Party
+2.1
Scottish Lib Dems
+0.7
Scottish Labour
−11.6

Latest updates

SNP hold

Result
BBC

RESULT: SNP hold Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley

SNP hold
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Nervous candidates watch on

Labour's Dave Meechan and Conservative Brian Whittle watch nervously at the count. How will the pro-unionist vote be split in old socialist heartland?

Labour's Dave Meechan & Conservative Brian Whittle
BBC

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. 

BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay headquarters preparing for election coverage

Final preparations underway at Pacific Quay, as BBC Scotland gets ready to begin its election coverage at 10.30pm. 

BBC Pacific Quay
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Watch this space

Visit this page for the latest updates, articles and videos about this constituency in the run-up to the Scottish Parliament Election, and for results from 10pm on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Scottish Parliament
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Constituency Profile

Kilmarnock is by far the largest town in this constituency and is home to both heavy and light engineering plants and meat-canning factories.

The smaller towns east of Kilmarnock, namely Galston, Hurlford, Newmilns and Darvel, grew up on textile manufacturing, carpet, knitwear and the shoe industries. Unemployment here is higher than the average for Scotland and the Johnnie Walker whisky bottling factory closed in 2012. The seat is famously associated with Alexander Fleming, who was born in Darvel, and discovered the antibiotic penicillin. This part of Ayrshire is also associated with poet Robert Burns, whose first book of poems was published in Kilmarnock.

Labour’s Margaret Jamieson had been the victor in the 1999 and 2003 elections. In 2007, the SNP’s Willie Coffey won the seat – which was reconfigured under boundary changes, and he retained it in Scottish Parliament election of 2011.

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