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

LAB

Scottish Labour

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

CON

Scottish Conservatives

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

LD

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

5,199

Turnout

57.0%

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
+7.2
Scottish Conservatives
+3.3
Scottish Lib Dems
−1.0
Scottish Labour
−9.5

Latest updates

Next City of Culture announced tonight

Hull will find out today which place will take over the baton as UK City of Culture.

Clockwise from top left: Sunderland, Paisley, Swansea, Coventry, Stoke
Getty Images / Council handouts

One of Sunderland (pictured top left), Paisley (middle), Swansea (top right), Coventry (bottom right), Stoke (bottom left) will take over Hull's title from 2021.

In Hull, more than a million people have visited museums and attractions since celebrations began in January.

The announcement will be made live on the One Show tonight on BBC One.

Declaration imminent

Keir Murray

BBC Scotland

The result of the Paisley constituency should be announced in the next 10 minutes.

SNP holds Paisley

George Adam
George Adam

RESULT: SNP hold Paisley

SNP hold
BBC

Turnout up

Sally McNair

BBC Scotland

The turnout in all 3 constituency counts at Braehead Arena - Paisley, Renfrewshire North & West and Renfrewshire South - all higher than in 2011

Votes ahead of schedule

We're hearing that in about 10 minutes time we could get the turnout figure (before spoilt papers are removed) for Paisley, Renfrewshire South and Renfrewshire North and West.

Also, the results for the FPTP and list votes could be up to 30 minutes ahead of schedule.

"Hushed atmosphere"

Keir Murray

BBC Scotland

The last of the ballot boxes has arrived from the three constituencies being counted at Braehead - Paisley, Renfrewshire South, and Renfrewshire North and West. There's a rather hushed atmosphere in the arena, akin to a disappointing church jumble sale.

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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