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

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  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

Motherwell and Wishaw

Scottish Parliament constituency Region - Central Scotland


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish National Party

Candidates Clare Adamson Votes 15,291 52.5% Net percentage change in seats +11.1


Scottish Labour

Candidates John Pentland Votes 9,068 31.1% Net percentage change in seats −12.7


Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Meghan Gallacher Votes 3,991 13.7% Net percentage change in seats +6.5


Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Yvonne Finlayson Votes 761 2.6% Net percentage change in seats +1.1

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 52.5
Scottish Labour 31.1
Scottish Conservatives 13.7
Scottish Lib Dems 2.6

Vote share change since 2011

Scottish National Party
Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish Labour

Constituency Profile

The seat is located in the industrial heart of Scotland, with its principal town, Motherwell, the base of North Lanarkshire Council.

Formerly known as the steel production capital of Scotland, the constituency contains the site of the former Ravenscraig steelworks, which were closed in 1992 and partially redeveloped as part of a regeneration project. Since the decline of heavy industry a number of call centres and business parks have been based in the area.

Motherwell has a historical significance for the SNP, as it was the scene of the 1945 Westminster by-election in which Dr Robert McIntyre became the party's first MP. He was an MP for only a few months, as Labour won the seat back at the 1945 general election. Former first minister Jack McConnell became MSP for this constituency in 1999. He retained the seat in 2003 and 2007, but didn't stand in 2011 when Labour's John Pentland was elected.

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