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


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish National Party

Candidates Tom Arthur Votes 14,272 48.1% Net percentage change in seats +9.6


Scottish Labour

Candidates Paul O'Kane Votes 9,864 33.2% Net percentage change in seats −14.8


Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Ann Le Blond Votes 4,752 16.0% Net percentage change in seats +5.2


Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Tristan Gray Votes 793 2.7% Net percentage change in seats +0.1

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority




Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 48.1
Scottish Labour 33.2
Scottish Conservatives 16.0
Scottish Lib Dems 2.7

Vote share change since 2011

Scottish National Party
Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Lib Dems
Scottish Labour

Latest updates

Tom Arthur wins seat from Labour

Winner of Renfrewshire South, Tom Arthur, being interviewed by Sally McNair. He won the seat which was held by Labour's Hugh Henry (retiring).   

Tom Arthur (left)

RESULT: SNP gain Renfrewshire South

SNP gain
The SNPs Tom Arthur wins Renfrewshire South.

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.

400 staff on floor at Braehead

Sally McNair

BBC Scotland

Counting well underway at the ice rink turned counting station at Braehead in Renfrewshire. The final ballot boxes aren't expected to arrive until midnight. First result - probably Paisley - expected around 3:30 if there are no hitches. Extra counting staff here after a late finish last time. Around 400 staff on floor.

What time will a result be declared?

Based on the 2011 Holyrood election results, the estimated declaration time for this constituency is between 05:00 and 08:00.  

The Braehead Arena ready for the count.

Tony Nellany

BBC Scotland

Braehead Arena

BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay headquarters preparing for election coverage

Final preparations underway at Pacific Quay, as BBC Scotland gets ready to begin its election coverage at 10.30pm. 

BBC Pacific Quay

Constituency Profile

This is a new constituency, created in 2011, whose towns and villages grew up around housing estates formed during the industrial revolution. Its industry of old consisted of small-scale coal mining and larger-scale thread and cotton factories powered by the Black Cart Water, running north of Johnstone.

The seat has within its boundaries the villages of Elderslie - which is reputed to be the birthplace of Sir William Wallace - and Kilbarchan where Scottish political activist Mary Barbour was born. She led the Glasgow rent strike of 1915 and later became the city's first woman councillor. Renfrewshire Council, with its headquarters in Paisley, is the local authority which covers most of the constituency.

Labour's Hugh Henry won the old Paisley South seat in 1999, 2003, 2007 and once again in 2011. He chose not to contest the seat at the 2016 election as he retired from politics.

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