Scottish Parliament election, 1999


Scottish Parliament election, 1999

Infobox Election
election_name = Scottish General election, 1999
country = Scotland
type = parliamentary
ongoing = no
previous_election =
previous_year =
previous_mps=Members of the 1st Scottish Parliament
next_election = Scottish Parliament election, 2003
next_year = 2003
next_mps=Members of the 2nd Scottish Parliament
seats_for_election = All 129 seats to the Scottish Parliament
election_date = May 06, 1999


leader1 = Donald Dewar
party1 = Scottish Labour Party
leaders_seat1 = Glasgow Anniesland
last_election1 =
seats1 = 56
seat_change1 = +56
popular_vote1 = 908,392 (constituency) 786,818 (regional)
percentage1 = 38.81% (constituency) 33.64% (regional)


leader2 = Alex Salmond
party2 = Scottish National Party
leaders_seat2 = Banff and Buchan
last_election2 =
seats2 =35
seat_change2 = +35
popular_vote2 = 672,757 (constituency) 638,644 (regional)
percentage2 = 28.74% (constituency) 27.26% (regional)
map_



map_size = 200px
map_caption = Map constituency winners of the election by their party colours.
title = FM
before_election =
before_party =
after_election = Donald Dewar
after_party = Scottish Labour Party
The Scottish Parliament election, 1999 was the first general election of the Scottish Parliament, with voting taking place on May 6, 1999. Following the election, the Labour Party and the Scottish Liberal Democrats formed the Scottish Executive, with Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) Donald Dewar becoming First Minister.

The Scottish National Party (SNP) had polled well in opinion polls running up to the election, gaining some 40% approval ratings and leading Labour, but this level of support was not maintained, and the SNP eventually polled behind Labour. The Conservatives failed to win a single constituency seat (as they had done in Scotland in the 1997 UK general election).

The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) and the Greens picked up unexpected additional member seats. Robin Harper became the first ever Green parliamentarian in the history of the United Kingdom. Dennis Canavan, who had failed to become an approved Labour candidate, won the Falkirk West constituency as an independent candidate.

For a full list of MSPs elected, see "Members of the Scottish Parliament, 1999-2003". For lists of constituencies and regions, see "Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions".

National vote

AMS Election Summary Party
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 908,392
votes % = 38.81
votes net = N/A
seats = 53
seats net = N/A
AMS votes = 786,818
AMS votes % = 33.64
AMS votes net = N/A
AMS seats = 3
AMS seats net = N/A
Seats total = 56
Seats net = N/A
Seats % = 43
AMS Election Summary Party
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 672,757
votes % = 28.74
votes net = N/A
seats = 7
seats net = N/A
AMS votes = 638,644
AMS votes % = 27.26
AMS votes net = N/A
AMS seats = 28
AMS seats net = N/A
Seats total = 35
Seats net = N/A
Seats % = 27
AMS Election Summary Party
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 364,225
votes % = 15.56
votes net = N/A
seats = 0
seats net = N/A
AMS votes = 359,109
AMS votes % = 15.35
AMS votes net = N/A
AMS seats = 18
AMS seats net = N/A
Seats total = 18
Seats net = N/A
Seats % = 14
AMS Election Summary Party
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 331,279
votes % = 14.15
votes net = N/A
seats = 12
seats net = N/A
AMS votes = 225,774
AMS votes % = 12.43
AMS votes net = N/A
AMS seats = 5
AMS seats net = N/A
Seats total = 17
Seats net = N/A
Seats % = 13
AMS Election Summary Party
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = -
votes % = -
votes net = -
seats = -
seats net = -
AMS votes = 84,024
AMS votes % = 3.59
AMS votes net = N/A
AMS seats = 1
AMS seats net = N/A
Seats total = 1
Seats net = N/A
Seats % = 1
AMS Election Summary Party
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 23,564
votes % = 1.01
votes net = N/A
seats = 0
seats net = N/A
AMS votes = 46,635
AMS votes % = 1.99
AMS votes net = N/A
AMS seats = 1
AMS seats net = N/A
Seats total = 1
Seats net = N/A
Seats % = 1
AMS Election Summary
party = Independent - Dennis Canavan
votes = 18,511
votes % = 0.8
votes net = N/A
seats = 1
seats net = N/A
AMS votes = 27,700
AMS votes % = 1.2
AMS votes net = N/A
AMS seats = 0
AMS seats net = N/A
Seats total = 1
Seats net = N/A
Seats % = 1
AMS Election Summary
party = Others
votes = 21,662
votes % = 0.9
votes net = N/A
seats = 0
seats net = N/A
AMS votes = 105,221
AMS votes % = 4.5
AMS votes net = N/A
AMS seats = 0
AMS seats net = N/A
Seats total = 0
Seats net = N/A
Seats % = 0

* Voter turnout: 59.1%

Constituency and regional summary

Central Scotland

Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Airdrie and Shotts
MSP = Karen Whitefield
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Coatbridge and Chryston
MSP = Elaine Smith
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
MSP = Cathie Craigie
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = East Kilbride
MSP = Andy Kerr
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Falkirk East
MSP = Cathy Peattie
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Falkirk West
MSP = Dennis Canavan
winner = Independent (politician)
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Hamilton North and Bellshill
MSP = Michael McMahon
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Hamilton South
MSP = Tom McCabe
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Kilmarnock and Loudoun
MSP = Margaret Jamieson
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Motherwell and Wishaw
MSP = Jack McConnell
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box end

Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 129,822
percentage = 39.28%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 91,802
percentage = 27.78%
change = N/A
number = 5
numberchange= N/A
elected = Alex Neil
Andrew Wilson
Michael Matheson
Gil Paterson
Linda Fabiani
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 30,243
percentage = 9.15%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = Lyndsay McIntosh
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 27,700
percentage = 8.38%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 20,505
percentage = 6.20%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = Donald Gorrie
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 10,956
percentage = 3.32%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 5,926
percentage = 3.32%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 5,739
percentage = 1.74%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Unionist Party (modern)
votes = 2,888
percentage = 0.87%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Prolife Alliance
votes = 2,567
percentage = 0.78%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Scottish Families and Pensioners Party
votes = 1,373
percentage = 0.42%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Natural Law Party
votes = 1,373
percentage = 0.42%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Independent Progressive
votes = 248
percentage = 0.08%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =

Glasgow

Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Anniesland
MSP = Donald Dewar
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Baillieston
MSP = Margaret Curran
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Cathcart
MSP = Mike Watson
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Govan
MSP = Gordon Jackson
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Kelvin
MSP = Pauline McNeill
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Maryhill
MSP = Patricia Ferguson
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Pollock
MSP = Johann Lamont
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Rutherglen
MSP = Janis Hughes
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Shettleston
MSP = Frank McAveety
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Glasgow Springburn
MSP = Paul Martin
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 112,588
percentage = 43.9%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 65,360
percentage = 25.5%
change = N/A
number = 4
numberchange= N/A
elected = Nicola Sturgeon
Dorothy-Grace Elder
Kenneth Gibson
Sandra White
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 20,239
percentage = 7.9%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = Bill Aitken
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 18,581
percentage = 7.2%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = Tommy Sheridan
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 18,473
percentage = 7.2%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = Robert Brown
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 10,159
percentage = 4.0%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 4,391
percentage = 1.7%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Prolife Alliance
votes = 2,357
percentage = 0.9%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Scottish Unionist Party (modern)
votes = 2,283
percentage = 0.9%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Communist Party of Britain
votes = 521
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Humanist Party (UK)
votes = 447
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Natural Law Party
votes = 419
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Party of Great Britain
votes = 309
percentage = 0.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = People's Choice
votes = 221
percentage = 0.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =

Highlands and Islands

Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Argyll and Bute
MSP = George Lyon
winner = Scottish Liberal Democrats
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
MSP = Jamie Stone
winner = Scottish Liberal Democrats
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
MSP = Fergus Ewing
winner = Scottish National Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Moray
MSP = Margaret Ewing
winner = Scottish National Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Orkney
MSP = Jim Wallace
winner = Scottish Liberal Democrats
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Ross, Skye and Inverness West
MSP = John Farquhar Munro
winner = Scottish Liberal Democrats
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Shetland
MSP = Tavish Scott
winner = Scottish Liberal Democrats
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Western Isles
MSP = Alasdair Morrison
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 55,593
percentage = 27.73%
change = N/A
number = 2
numberchange= N/A
elected = Winnie Ewing
Duncan Hamilton
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 51,371
percentage = 25.47%
change = N/A
number = 3
numberchange= N/A
elected = Peter Peacock
Maureen Macmillan
Rhoda Grant
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 43,226
percentage = 21.43%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 30,122
percentage = 14.94%
change = N/A
number = 2
numberchange= N/A
elected = Jamie McGrigor
Mary Scanlon
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 7,560
percentage = 3.75%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = I Noble (Independent)
votes = 3,522
percentage = 1.75%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 2,808
percentage = 1.39%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Highlands and Islands Alliance
votes = 2,607
percentage = 1.29%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 1,770
percentage = 0.88%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Robbie the Pict (Independent)
votes = 1,151
percentage = 0.57%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 712
percentage = 0.35%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Natural Law Party
votes = 536
percentage = 0.27%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 354
percentage = 0.18%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =

Lothians

Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Edinburgh Central
MSP = Sarah Boyack
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
MSP = Susan Deacon
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Edinburgh North and Leith
MSP = Malcolm Chisholm
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Edinburgh Pentlands
MSP = Iain Gray
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Edinburgh South
MSP = Angus Mackay
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Edinburgh West
MSP = Margaret Smith
winner = Scottish Liberal Democrats
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Linlithgow
MSP = Mary Mulligan
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Livingston
MSP = Bristow Muldoon
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Midlothian
MSP = Rhona Brankin
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box end Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 99,098
percentage = 30.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 85,085
percentage = 25.7%
change = N/A
number = 3
numberchange= N/A
elected = Margo MacDonald
Kenny MacAskill
Fiona Hyslop
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 52,067
percentage = 15.7%
change = N/A
number = 2
numberchange= N/A
elected = David McLetchie
James Douglas-Hamilton
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 47,565
percentage = 14.4%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = David Steel
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 22,848
percentage = 6.9%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = Robin Harper
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 10,895
percentage = 3.3%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 5,237
percentage = 1.6%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
votes = 2,056
percentage = 0.6%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Witchery Tour Party
votes = 1,184
percentage = 0.4%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Prolife Alliance
votes = 898
percentage = 0.3%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Civil Rights Movement
votes = 806
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Natural Law Party
votes = 564
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 557
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Party of Great Britain
votes = 388
percentage = 0.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 256
percentage = 0.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 145
percentage = 0.04%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 54
percentage = 0.02%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =

Mid Scotland and Fife

Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Dunfermline East
MSP = Helen Eadie
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Dunfermline West
MSP = Scott Barrie
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Fife Central
MSP = Henry McLeish
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Fife North East
MSP = Iain Smith
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Kirkaldy
MSP = Marilyn Livingstone
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = North Tayside
MSP = John Swinney
party = Scottish National Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Ochil
MSP = Richard Simpson
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Perth
MSP = Roseanna Cunningham
party = Scottish National Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Stirling
MSP = Sylvia Jackson
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box end Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 101,964
percentage = 33.3%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 87,659
percentage = 28.7%
change = N/A
number = 3
numberchange= N/A
elected = George Reid
Bruce Crawford
Tricia Marwick
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 56,719
percentage = 18.6%
change = N/A
number = 3
numberchange= N/A
elected = Keith Harding
Nick Johnston
Brian Monteith
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 38,896
percentage = 12.7%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = Keith Raffan
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 11,821
percentage = 3.9%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party =Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 4,266
percentage = 1.4%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 3,044
percentage = 1.0%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Prolife Alliance
votes = 735
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Natural Law Party
votes = 558
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =

North East Scotland

Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Aberdeen Central
MSP = Lewis Macdonald
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Aberdeen North
MSP = Elaine Thomson
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Aberdeen South
MSP = Nicol Stephen
winner = Scottish Liberal Democrats
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Angus
MSP = Andrew Welsh
winner = Scottish National Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Banff and Buchan
MSP = Alex Salmond
winner = Scottish National Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Dundee East
MSP = John McAllion
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Dundee West
MSP = Kate Maclean
winner = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = Gordon
MSP = Nora Radcliffe
winner = Scottish Liberal Democrats
Election box constituency new gain electoral region with party link
constituency = West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
MSP = Mike Rumbles
winner = Scottish Liberal Democrats
Election box end Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 93,329
percentage = 32.3%
change = N/A
number = 4
numberchange= N/A
elected = Brian Adam
Richard Lochhead
Shona Robison
Irene McGugan
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 72,666
percentage = 25.5%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 52,149
percentage = 18.3%
change = N/A
number = 3
numberchange= N/A
elected = David Davidson
Ben Wallace
Alex Johnstone
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 49,843
percentage = 17.5%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 8,067
percentage = 2.8%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 3,557
percentage = 1.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 3,016
percentage = 1.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 2,303
percentage = 0.8%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 770
percentage = 0.3%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Natural Law Party
votes = 746
percentage = 0.3%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =

South of Scotland

Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Ayr
MSP = Ian Welsh
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
MSP = Cathy Jamieson
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Clydesdale
MSP = Karen Turnbull
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Cunninghame South
MSP = Irene Oldfather
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Dumfries
MSP = Elaine Murray
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = East Lothian
MSP = John Home Robertson
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
MSP = Alasdair Morgan
party = Scottish National Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Roxburgh and Berwickshire
MSP = Euan Robson
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
MSP = Ian Jenkins
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
Election box end Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 98,836
percentage = 31.0%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange=N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 80,059
percentage = 25.1%
change = N/A
number = 3
numberchange=N/A
elected = Michael Russell
Adam Ingram
Christine Creech
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 68,904
percentage = 21.6%
change = N/A
number = 4
numberchange=N/A
elected = Phil Gallie
Alex Fergusson
Murray Tosh
David Mundell
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 38,157
percentage = 12.0%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange=N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 13,887
percentage = 4.4%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange=N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 9,467
percentage = 3.0%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange=N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
votes = 3,478
percentage = 1.1%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange=N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 3,304
percentage = 1.0%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange=N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
votes = 1,502
percentage = 0.5%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange=N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Natural Law Party
votes = 755
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange=N/A
elected =

West of Scotland

Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Clydebank and Milngavie
MSP = Des McNulty
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Cunninghame North
MSP = Allan Wilson
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Dumbarton
MSP = Jackie Baillie
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Eastwood
MSP = Kenneth Macintosh
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Greenock and Inverclyde
MSP = Duncan McNeil
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Paisley North
MSP = Wendy Alexander
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Paisley South
MSP = Hugh Henry
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = Strathkelvin and Bearsden
MSP = Sam Galbraith
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box constituency electoral region with party link
constituency = West Renfrewshire
MSP = Patricia Godman
party = Scottish Labour Party
Election box end Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Labour Party
votes = 119,663
percentage = 38.5%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish National Party
votes = 80,417
percentage = 25.9%
change = N/A
number = 4
numberchange= N/A
elected = Colin Campbell
Kay Ullrich
Lloyd Quinan
Fiona McLeod
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Conservative Party
votes = 48,666
percentage = 15.7%
change = N/A
number = 2
numberchange= N/A
elected = Annabel Goldie
John Young
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Liberal Democrats
votes = 34,095
percentage = 11.0%
change = N/A
number = 1
numberchange= N/A
elected = Ross Finnie
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
votes = 8,174
percentage = 2.6%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
votes = 5,944
percentage = 1.9%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
votes = 4,472
percentage = 1.4%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Prolife Alliance
votes = 3,227
percentage = 1.0%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 2,761
percentage = 0.9%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Scottish Unionist Party (modern)
votes = 1,840
percentage = 0.6%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region
party = Natural Law Party
votes = 589
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =
Election box scottish candidate electoral region with party link
party = Independent (politician)
votes = 565
percentage = 0.2%
change = N/A
number = 0
numberchange= N/A
elected =

Party representation

*Labour - 56 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)
*SNP - 35 MSPs
*Conservative - 18 MSPs
*Liberal Democrat - 17 MSPs
*Scottish Green Party - 1 MSP
*SSP - 1 MSP
*Others (Dennis Canavan, Falkirk West) - 1 MSP

Party leaders in 1999

*Labour - Donald Dewar
*SNP - Alex Salmond
*Conservative - David McLetchie
*Liberal Democrat - Jim Wallace
*SSP - Tommy Sheridan
*Scottish Green Party - Robin Harper

ee also

* Members elected to the 1st Scottish Parliament
* Executive of the 1st Scottish Parliament

External links

* [http://gswing.sourceforge.net/scotland Scottish Election Results 1997 - present]


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