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 Richard Lochhead Votes 15,742 47.1% Net percentage change in seats −11.7
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Douglas Ross Votes 12,867 38.5% Net percentage change in seats +18.0
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Sean Morton Votes 3,547 10.6% Net percentage change in seats −1.9
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Jamie Paterson Votes 1,265 3.8% Net percentage change in seats −0.9

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

2,875

Turnout

53.9%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 47.1
Scottish Conservatives 38.5
Scottish Labour 10.6
Scottish Lib Dems 3.8

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+18.0
Scottish Lib Dems
−0.9
Scottish Labour
−1.9
Scottish National Party
−11.7

Latest updates

Mark McDonald, Maureen Watt and Kevin Stewart

The Conservatives win Aberdeenshire West and four list MSPs on a good night in the north east for the SNP, with the Lib Dems holding Orkney and Shetland.

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Richard Lochhead holds Moray

Richard Lochhead served as Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment in the Scottish Government. undefined

Richard Lochhead holds Moray
SNP

SNP hold Moray

SNP hold Moray
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What time will a result be declared?

Based on the 2011 Holyrood election results, the estimated declaration time for this constituency is between 04:00 and 04:30 

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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.

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Constituency Profile

The local economy in the rural and coastal seat of Moray relies on farming, forestry and fishing. It is also at the heart of whisky country, with distilleries producing the Speyside malts Glenlivet, Dufftown, Aberlour, Knockando and Balvenie.

The largest conurbation in the seat is Elgin, a market town that is visited each year by large numbers of tourists. Another pull for visitors is the Findhorn Foundation, a holistic community that attracts people from all over the world.

In 1999, the SNP’s Margaret Ewing secured her seat at Holyrood alongside husband Fergus and her mother-in-law Winnie (herself formerly a Moray MP). She regained the seat in 2003 but after being diagnosed with cancer she died in March 2006. The subsequent by-election saw a contest between two sitting MSPs, Tory Mary Scanlon, and the SNP's Richard Lochhead, both of whom had to resign their list seats to fight for the constituency. In that by-election Mr Lochhead won and he retained the seat at both the 2007 and the 2011 Holyrood elections.

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