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 David Torrance Votes 16,358 52.6% Net percentage change in seats +7.3
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Claire Baker Votes 8,963 28.8% Net percentage change in seats −15.8
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Martin Laidlaw Votes 4,568 14.7% Net percentage change in seats +7.5
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Lauren Jones Votes 1,219 3.9% Net percentage change in seats +1.0

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

7,395

Turnout

52.3%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 52.6
Scottish Labour 28.8
Scottish Conservatives 14.7
Scottish Lib Dems 3.9

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+7.5
Scottish National Party
+7.3
Scottish Lib Dems
+1.0
Scottish Labour
−15.8

Latest updates

Torrance strengthens grip in Kirkcaldy

David Torrance's majority in Kirkcaldy grows from 182 to over 7,000.

David Torrance
SNP

RESULT: SNP hold Kirkcaldy

SNP hold
BBC

Crunch-time in Glenrothes

From BBC Scotland's Kenneth Macdonald

SNP target Glenrothes clean sweep

From BBC Scotland's Kheredine Idessane

Nail-biting in North East Fife

From BBC Scotland's Kenneth Macdonald

Constituency Profile

Kirkcaldy is a coastal seat that includes once-popular seaside resorts. Although smaller pockets of Buckhaven and East Wemyss are on the coast, the area is largely industrial in character.

The town of Kirkcaldy, which once had a large fishing fleet and is the birthplace of economist Adam Smith, is the largest town in Fife. Most employment is in heavy and light industries. However decline in these industries has led to above-average unemployment. The industrial port of Methil also features in this constituency.

Labour’s Marilyn Livingstone won the seat at Holyrood in 1999, 2003 and 2007. The SNP’s David Torrance was elected in 2011.

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