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 Fiona Hyslop Votes 19,362 50.4% Net percentage change in seats +0.6
Party

LAB

Scottish Labour

Candidates Angela Boyd Moohan Votes 10,027 26.1% Net percentage change in seats −11.7
Party

CON

Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Charles Kennedy Votes 7,699 20.0% Net percentage change in seats +12.3
Party

LD

Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Dan Farthing-Sykes Votes 1,319 3.4% Net percentage change in seats +0.5

Turnout and Majority

Scottish National Party Majority

9,335

Turnout

53.8%

Vote share

Party %
Scottish National Party 50.4
Scottish Labour 26.1
Scottish Conservatives 20.0
Scottish Lib Dems 3.4

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Scottish Conservatives
+12.3
Scottish National Party
+0.6
Scottish Lib Dems
+0.5
Scottish Labour
−11.7

Latest updates

Fiona Hyslop holds Linlithgow

Fiona Hyslop, who served as Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, holds Linlithgow for the SNP.

Fiona Hyslop
SNP

RESULT: SNP hold Linlithgow

SNP hold
BBC

Results from Livingston expected at 05:00

From BBC Scotland's Laura Maciver

What time will a result be declared?

Based on the 2011 Holyrood election results, the estimated declaration time for this constituency is between 04:00 and 04:30 

Ballot papers arrive in Linlithgow

Laura Maciver

BBC Scotland

Constituency Profile

Linlithgow is a residential town west of Edinburgh many of whose inhabitants commute into the capital.

It is a town with a rich history and was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. The area’s connection to Mary and its historic buildings, such as Linlithgow Palace, make it a popular tourist attraction. The rest of the seat contains former shale-mining areas and includes the towns of Armadale, Blackburn and Whitburn. Scattered around these small towns are agriculture-based villages. More than 1,500 jobs were lost in Broxburn following the closure of the meat factory there.

Labour’s Mary Mulligan secured the seat at the first Scottish Parliament election in 1999 and went on to retain it in 2003 and 2007. Then the political wind of change blew in 2011, and Fiona Hyslop took it for the SNP.

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