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


Scottish Parliament constituency Region - West Scotland
Result: SNP HOLD


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish National Party

Candidates George Adam Votes 14,682 49.8% Net percentage change in seats +7.2


Scottish Labour

Candidates Neil Bibby Votes 9,483 32.2% Net percentage change in seats −9.5


Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Paul Masterton Votes 3,533 12.0% Net percentage change in seats +3.3


Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Eileen McCartin Votes 1,766 6.0% Net percentage change in seats −1.0

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 49.8
Scottish Labour 32.2
Scottish Conservatives 12.0
Scottish Lib Dems 6.0

Vote share change since 2011

Scottish National Party
Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish Labour

Constituency Profile

The constituency of Paisley is based around the biggest town in Scotland. The area's damp climate and a plentiful water supply made it ideal for the textiles industry to grow and by the mid-19th century weaving had become the town's chief industry. Paisley gives its name to the distinctive kidney shaped "paisley pattern" which continues to be a popular design in fabrics.

As the successes of the industrial revolution began to fade, the area has had to tackle the problems of urban recession. In 2006, the district of Ferguslie Park was named one of Scotland's most deprived areas by what was then the Scottish Executive. The constituency features a golf course, a major hospital, two reservoirs and a cathedral - St Mirin's which is the seat of the Catholic Bishop of Paisley.

Labour's Wendy Alexander represented the old Paisley North seat in the Scottish Parliament elections of 1999, 2003 and 2007. George Adam took it for the SNP in 2011.

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