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 GAIN FROM LAB

Scoreboard

Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

SNP

Scottish National Party

Candidates Clare Haughey Votes 15,222 46.2% Net percentage change in seats +6.7
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates James Kelly Votes 11,479 34.8% Net percentage change in seats −11.2
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Taylor Muir Votes 3,718 11.3% Net percentage change in seats +3.5
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Robert Brown Votes 2,533 7.7% Net percentage change in seats +3.4

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

3,743

Turnout

54.3%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 46.2
Scottish Labour 34.8
Scottish Conservatives 11.3
Scottish Lib Dems 7.7

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish National Party
+6.7
Scottish Conservatives
+3.5
Scottish Lib Dems
+3.4
Scottish Labour
−11.2

Latest updates

Not good news for Labour "if Rutherglen swing is replicated"

New face Haughey wins Rutherglen

The SNP's Clare Haughey - a new face, who has won the Rutherglen constituency

Clare Haughe
BBC

SNP gain Rutherglen

Nick Eardley

BBC Scotland Westminster correspondent

Here's our estimates of the first declarations.....

The estimated times for the first declarations are: 

Rutherglen - 1:30 but may change 

East Kilbride 1:45

Reevel Anderson
BBC
Reevel Alderson in East Kilbride

Clydesdale 2:00, but may change 

Hamilton Larkhall & Stonehouse 2.00

Constituency Profile

Rutherglen was once a burgh - the oldest in Scotland - until local government reorganisation in 1975, and lies to the south east of Glasgow city centre. The name Rutherglen is said to come from Gaelic for "reddish glen" after the red clay found here.

At its northern border it blends into Glasgow's suburbs, though the town has always striven to maintain a distinct identity from Glasgow, which it predates by 500 years. The seat includes not only Rutherglen itself but also the town of Cambuslang, Burnside and the housing scheme at Fernhill, as well as Blantyre, all of which lie within the local government control of South Lanarkshire. Steel and pottery have been major industries in the past, but both have been in decline.

Janis Hughes won the seat for the Labour Party in the 1999 and 2003 elections. James Kelly then held the seat in 2007 and 2011.

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