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 Richard Lyle Votes 14,424 48.8% Net percentage change in seats +5.5
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Michael McMahon Votes 9,615 32.5% Net percentage change in seats −13.6
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Andy Morrison Votes 4,693 15.9% Net percentage change in seats +7.4
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Kaitey Blair Votes 811 2.7% Net percentage change in seats +0.6

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

4,809

Turnout

51.3%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 48.8
Scottish Labour 32.5
Scottish Conservatives 15.9
Scottish Lib Dems 2.7

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+7.4
Scottish National Party
+5.5
Scottish Lib Dems
+0.6
Scottish Labour
−13.6

Latest updates

RESULT: SNP gain Uddingston and Bellshill from Labour

SNP Gain
BBC

Labour resigned to losing their three seats

Jamie McIvor

BBC Scotland education correspondent

Some Labour people admitting they have probably lost the three seats being counted here which they are defending. This means Elaine Smith will only be returned to Holyrood if Labour get 4th list MSP.

Constituency Profile

This constituency contains a number of individual communities, including Uddingston, Bellshill and Bothwell. It lies 10 miles south east of Glasgow, and is an ex-mining area close to former steelworks.

Although Hamilton is no longer within its boundaries, as of the 2011 boundary review, the seat has kept the racecourse of the same name. Running through the heart of the seat is the busy M74. One famous son of Uddingston was the late Sir James Black, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who was credited with having invented beta-blocker drugs in 1962. Bothwell, which lies on the north bank of the River Clyde and is about nine miles from Glasgow, is an affluent commuter town whose residents include local celebrities and footballers.

Labour's Michael McMahon won the old Hamilton North and Bellshill seat in 1999 and went on to retain it in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 Holyrood elections.

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