Elections in Scotland

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Scotland has elections to several bodies: the Scottish Parliament, the United Kingdom Parliament, the European Parliament, local councils and community councils.

Scottish Parliament[edit]

Scottish Parliamentary elections use the Additional Member System (AMS) system. Under this system, voters are given two votes: one for their constituency, which elects a single MSP by first-past-the-post; and one for their region, which elects seven MSPs by closed list. Four Scottish Parliamentary elections have been held since the reconvention of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. Elections are held every four years, on the first Thursday in May.

By-elections[edit]

UK Parliament, Westminster[edit]

2010[edit]

Party Seats Seats
change
Seats Contested Votes  %  %
change
Labour 41 0 59 1,035,528 42.0 +2.5
Liberal Democrat 11 0 59 465,471 18.9 Decrease3.7
SNP 6 0 59 491,386 19.9 Increase2.3
Conservative 1 0 59* 412,855 16.7 Increase0.9
UKIP 0 0 34 17,223 0.7 Increase0.3
Scottish Green 0 0 20 16,827 0.7 Decrease0.3
BNP 0 0 13 8,910 0.4 Increase0.3
TUSC 0 0 10 3,530 0.1 N/A
Scottish Socialist 0 0 10 3,157 0.1 Decrease1.7
Socialist Labour 0 0 5 1,673 0.0 -
Christian 0 0 1 835 0.0 N/A
Trust 0 0 1 534 0.0 N/A
Liberal 0 0 1 389 0.0 N/A
Scottish Jacobite 0 0 2 290 0.0 N/A
Communist 0 0 2 237 0.0 N/A
Turnout: 2,465,722 63.8

* Philip Lardner, the Conservative candidate for North Ayrshire and Arran was disowned by the Conservative Party for comments he posted on his website, calling homosexuality 'abnormal'. It was too late for him to be replaced and he still read as the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party candidate on the ballot paper.

2005[edit]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 41 -5 922,402 39.5 -4.5
Liberal Democrat 11 +1 528,076 22.6 +6.3
SNP 6 +1 412,267 17.7 -2.4
Conservative 1 0 369,388 15.8 +0.2
Scottish Socialist 0 0 43,514 1.9 -1.2
Scottish Green 0 0 25,760 1.1 +1.1
UKIP 0 0 8,859 0.4 +0.3
Socialist Labour 0 0 6,696 0.3 +0.2
Christian 0 0 4,004 0.2 +0.2
BNP 0 0 1,591 0.1 +0.1
Scottish Unionist 0 0 1,266 0.1 0
Scottish Senior Citizens 0 0 1,017 0.0 0
Liberal 0 0 916 0.0 0
Turnout: 2,333,887 60.6

2001[edit]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 55 -1 1,001,173 43.3 -2.3
Liberal Democrat 10 0 378,034 16.3 +3.4
SNP 5 -1 464,314 20.1 -2.1
Conservative 1 +1 360,658 15.6 -1.9
Scottish Socialist 0 0 72,516 3.1 +2.8
Turnout: 2,315,703 58.2 -13.1

1997[edit]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 56 Increase7 1,283,350 45.6 +6.6
Liberal Democrat 10 Increase1 365,362 13.0 -0.1
SNP 6 Increase3 621,550 22.1 +0.6
Conservative 0 Decrease11 493,059 17.5 -8.2
Other 0 0 53,427 2.0 +1.2
Turnout: 2,816,748 71.3 -4.2

1992[edit]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 49 Decrease 1 1,142,911 39.0 Decrease 3.4
Conservative 11 Increase 1 751,950 25.6 Increase 1.6
Liberal Democrat 9 Steady 383,856 13.1 Decrease 6.1
SNP 3 Steady 629,564 22.1 Increase 7.1
Other 0 Steady 23,417 0.8 Increase 0.5
Turnout: 2,931,698 75.5 Increase 0.4

1987[edit]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 50 Increase9 1,258,132 42.4 +3.9
Conservative 10 Decrease11 713,081 24.0 -4.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance 9 Increase1 570,053 19.2 -5.3
SNP 3 Increase1 416,473 14.1 +2.3
Other 0 0 10,069 0.3 0.0
Turnout: 2,967,808 75.1 +2.4

1983[edit]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 41 Decrease3 990,654 35.1
Conservative 21 Decrease1 801,487 28.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance 8 Increase5 (Compared to the Liberals in 1979) 692,634 24.5
SNP 2 0 331,975 11.8
Other 0 0 7,830 0.3 0.0
Turnout: 2,824,580 72.7

1979[edit]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 44 Increase 3 1,211,455 41.6 Increase 5.3
Conservative 22 Increase 8 916,155 31.4 Increase 6.7
SNP 2 Decrease 9 504,259 17.3 Decrease 13.1
Liberal 3 0 262,224 9.0 Increase 0.7
Scottish Labour 0 New 13,737 0.5 New
Other 0 0 2,881 0.1 0.0
Turnout: 2,916,637 76.84

October 1974[edit]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 41 Increase 1 1,000,581 36.3 Decrease 0.3
Conservative 16 Decrease 5 681,327 24.7 Decrease 8.2
SNP 11 Increase 4 839,617 30.4 Increase 8.5
Liberal 3 Steady 228,855 8.3 Increase 0.4
Communist 0 Steady 7,453 0.3 Decrease 0.2
National Front 0 Steady 86 0.0 0.0
Other 0 Steady 182 0.0 0.0
Turnout: 2,758,101 74.81

February 1974[edit]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 40 Decrease 4 1,057,601 36.6 Decrease 7.9
Conservative 21 Decrease 2 950,668 32.9 Decrease 5.1
SNP 7 Increase 6 633,180 21.9 Increase 10.5
Liberal 3 Steady 229,162 7.9 Increase 2.4
Communist 0 Steady 15,071 0.5 Increase 0.1
Other 0 Steady 1,393 0.1 Decrease 0.1
Turnout: 2,887,075 78.86

1970[edit]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 44 Decrease 2 1,197,068 44.5 Decrease 5.4
Conservative 23 Increase 3 1,020,674 38.0 Increase 0.4
SNP 1 Increase 1 306,802 11.4 Increase 6.4
Liberal 3 Decrease 2 147,667 5.5 Decrease 1.3
Communist 0 - 11,408 0.4 Decrease 0.2
Other 0 - 4,616 0.2 Increase 0.2
Turnout: 2,688,235 73.91

1966[edit]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 46 Increase 3 1,273,916 49.9 Increase 1.2
Conservative 20 Decrease 4 960,675 37.6 Decrease 3.0
SNP 0 - 128,474 5.0 Increase 2.6
Liberal 5 Increase 1 172,447 6.8 Decrease 0.8
Communist 0 - 16,230 0.6 Increase 0.1
Other 0 0 638 0.0 0.0
Turnout: 2,552,380

1964[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  Labour Party 43 Increase 5 1,283,667 48.7 Increase 2.0
  Conservative (Total) 24 Decrease 7 1,069,695 40.6 Decrease 6.7
  Conservative 24 Decrease 1 981,641 37.3 Decrease 2.5
  National Liberal & Conservative 0 Decrease 6 88,054 3.3 Decrease 4.2
  Liberal 4 Increase 3 200,063 7.6 Increase 3.5
  SNP 0 - 64,044 2.4 Increase 1.6
  Communist 0 - 12,241 0.5 -
Total 71 2,634,539 100

1959[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  Labour Party 38 1,245,255 46.7
  Conservative (Total) 31 1,260,287 47.3
  Unionist 25 1,060,609 39.8
  National Liberal & Conservative 6 199,678 7.5
  Liberal 1 108,963 4.1
  Independent Unionist 1 - 12,163 0.5 -
  SNP 0 - 21,738 0.8
  Communist 0 - 12,150 0.5 -
  Fife Socialist League 0 - 4,886 0.2 -
  Other 0 - 2,071 0.1 -
Total 71 2,667,513 100

1955[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  Conservative (Total) 36 1,273,942 50.1
  Unionist 30 1,056,209 41.5
  National Liberal & Conservative 6 217,733 8.6
  Labour Party 34 1,188,058 46.7
  Liberal 1 47,273 1.9
  Communist 0 - 13,195 0.5 -
  SNP 0 - 12,112 0.5
  Other 0 - 8,674 0.3 -
Total 71 2,543,254 100

1951[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  Conservative (Total) 35 1,349,298 48.6
  Unionist 29 1,108,321 39.9
  National Liberal & Conservative 6 240,977 8.7
  Labour Party 35 1,330,244 47.9
  Liberal 1 76,291 2.7
  Communist 0 - 10,947 0.4 -
  SNP 0 - 7,299 0.3
  Other 0 - 3,758 0.1 -
Total 71 2,777,837 100

1950[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  Labour Party 37 - 1,259,410 46.2 Decrease 1.7
  Conservative (Total) 31 Increase 4 1,222,010 44.8 Increase 4.5
  Unionist 26 Increase 2 1,013,909 37.2 Increase 0.5
  National Liberal & Conservative 5 Increase 2 208,101 7.6 Increase 4.0
  Liberal 2 Increase 2 180,270 6.6 Increase 1.0
  SNP 0 - 9,708 0.4 Decrease 0.9
  Communist 0 Decrease 1 27,559 1.0 Decrease 0.4
  Other 1 Decrease 2 27,727 1.0 Decrease 0.7
Total 71 2,726,684 100

1945[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  Labour Party 37 Increase 17 1,144,310 47.9 Increase 11.1
  Conservative (Total) 27 964,134 40.3
  Unionist 24 Decrease 11 878,206 36.7 Decrease 5.3
  National Liberal & Conservative 3 Decrease 4 85,937 3.6 Decrease 3.1
  Independent Labour Party 3 Decrease 1 40,725 1.7 Decrease 3.3
  Other 3 Increase 3 39,774 1.7 Increase 1.7
  Communist 1 - 33,265 1.4 -
  Liberal 0 Decrease 3 132,849 5.6 Decrease 1.1
  SNP 0 - 30,595 1.3 Increase 0.2
  Common Wealth Party 0 - 4,231 0.2 Increase 0.2
Total 71 2,389,892 100

1935[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  National Government (Total) 43 1,135,403 49.8
  Unionist 35 962,595 42.0
  National Liberal 7 149,072 6.7
  National Labour 1 19,115 0.9
  National 0 4,621 0.2
  Labour Party 20 863,789 36.8
  Liberal 3 174,235 6.7
  Independent Labour Party 4 111,256 5.0
  SNP 0 25,652 1.1
  Communist 1 13,462 0.6
Total 71 2,323,797 100

1931[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  National Government (Total) 64 1,385,385 64.0
  Unionist 48 Increase28 1,056,768 49.5 Increase13.6
  National Liberal & Conservative 8 New 101,430 4.9 New
  Liberal 7 Decrease6 205,384 8.6 Decrease9.5
  National Labour 1 New 21,803 1.0 New
  Labour Party 7 Decrease29 696,248 32.6 Decrease9.7
  Communist 0 Steady 35,618 1.4 Increase0.3
  National Party of Scotland 0 Steady 20,954 1.0 Increase0.8
  New Party 0 New 3,895 0.2 New
  Other 0 32,229 0.8
Total 71 2,174,329 100

1929[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Labour 36 Increase 10 937,300 42.3 Increase 1.2
Unionist 20 Decrease 16 792,063 35.9 Decrease 4.8
Liberal 13 Increase 5 407,081 18.1 Increase 1.5
Communist 0 - 27,114 1.1 Increase 0.4
Scottish Prohibition 1 - 25,037 1.1
National Party of Scotland 0 - 3,313 0.2 New
Other 1 51,033 1.3
Total 71 2,242,941 100

1924[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Unionist 36 Increase 22 688,299 40.7 Increase 9.1
Labour 26 Decrease 8 697,146 41.1 Increase 5.2
Liberal 8 Decrease 14 286,540 16.6 Decrease 11.8
Communist 0 - 15,930 0.7 Decrease 1.7
Other 1 - 29,193 0.9 Decrease 0.8
Total 71 1,717,108 100

1923[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Labour 34 Increase 5 532,450 35.9 Increase 3.7
Liberal (Reunited) 22 Decrease 5 422,995 28.4 Decrease 10.8
Unionist 14 Increase 1 468,526 31.6 Increase 6.5
Communist 0 Decrease 1 39,448 2.4 Increase 1.0
Other 1 - 37,908 1.7 Decrease 0.4
Total 71 1,501,327 100

1922[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Labour 29 Increase 23 501,254 32.2 Increase 9.3
Liberal 15 Increase 7 328,649 21.5 Increase 6.1
Unionist 13 379,396 25.1
National Liberal 12 Decrease 13 288,529 17.7 Decrease 1.4
Communist 1 23,944 1.4
Other 1 47,589 2.1
Total 71 1,569,361 100

1918[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  Coalition (Total) 54 584,259 52.3
  Coalition Conservative 28 336,530 30.8
  Coalition Liberal 25 221,145 19.1
  Coalition Labour 1 14,247 1.3
  Coalition NDP 0 12,337 1.1
  Labour 6 265,744 22.9
  Liberal 8 163,960 15.0
  Conservative 2 21,939 2.0
  Co-operative Party 0 19,841 1.8
  Highland Land League 0 8,710 0.8
  Scottish Prohibition Party 0 5,212 0.5
  NDP 0 4,297 0.4
  Other 1 52,749 4.7
Total 71 1,126,711 100

1910 December[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  Conservative and Liberal Unionist 9 244,785 42.6
  Liberal 58 306,378 53.6
  Labour Party 3 24,633 3.6
  Other 0 1,947 0.2
Total 70 577,743 100

1910 January[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  Liberal 58 354,847 54.2
  Conservative and Liberal Unionist 9 260,033 39.6
  Labour Party 2 37,852 5.1
  Other 1 7,710 1.1
Total 70 660,442 100

1906[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  Liberal 58 336,400 56.4
  Conservative and Liberal Unionist 10 225,802 38.2
  Labour Party 2 16,897 2.3
  Other 0 17,815 3.1
Total 70 596,914 100

1900[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
  Conservative and Liberal Unionist 36 237,217 49.0
  Liberal 34 245,092 50.2
  Scottish Workers' 0 - 3,107 0.6
  Other 0 814 0.2
Total 70 486,230 100

1895[edit]

1892[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Liberal
Conservative & Liberal Unionist
Total 70 100

1886[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Liberal 43 193,801 53.6
Conservative & Liberal Unionist 27 164,314 46.4
Total 70 358,115 100

1885[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Liberal 51 Decrease 1 238,627 53.3 Decrease 16.8
Conservative 8 Increase 2 151,137 34.3 Increase 4.4
Independent Liberal & Crofters Party 4 Increase 4 16,551 3.7 Increase 3.7
Others 7 Increase 7 40,573 9.1 Increase 9.1
Total 70 446,888 100

1880[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Liberal 52 Increase 12 195,517 70.1 Increase 1.7
Conservative 6 Decrease 12 75,145 29.9 Decrease 1.7
Total 58 269,662 100

1874[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Liberal 40 Decrease 11 148,345 68.4 Decrease 14.1
Conservative 18 Increase 11 63,193 31.6 Increase 14.1
Total 58 211,538 100

1868[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Liberal 51 Increase 9 125,356 82.5 Decrease 2.9
Conservative 7 Decrease 4 23,985 17.5 Increase 2.9
Total 58 Increase 5 149,341 100

1865[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Liberal 42 43,480 85.4
Conservative 11 4,305 14.6
Total 53 47,785 100

1859[edit]

1857[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Liberal
Conservative & Liberal Unionist
Total 53 100

1852[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Whig 33 21,015 72.6
Conservative & Liberal Conservative 20 6,955 27.4
Total 53 27,970 100

1847[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Whig 33 20,092 81.7
Conservative & Liberal Conservative 20 3,509 18.3
Total 53 23,601 100

1841[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Whig 33 16,356 60.8
Tory 20 9,793 38.3
Chartist 0 385 0.9
Total 53 26,354 100

1837[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Whig 33 Decrease 5 22,082 54.0 Decrease 8.8
Tory 20 Increase 5 18,569 46.0 Increase 8.8
Total 53 - 40,651 100

1835[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Whig 38 Decrease 5 28,307 62.8 Decrease 16.2
Tory 15 Increase 5 15,733 37.2 Increase 16.2
Total 53 44,040 100

1832[edit]

Party Seats Seats change Votes  %  % Change
Whig 43 44,003 79.0
Tory 10 9,752 21.0
Total 53 53,755 100

Pre 1974[edit]

Party
Year
Conservative Labour Liberal Scottish National Party others
18 June 1970
19 48 3 1 0
31 March 1966
21 46 5 0 0
15 October 1964
23 44 4 0 0
8 October 1959
26 43 1 0 1
26 May 1955
36 34 1 0 0
25 October 1951
35 35 1 0 0
23 February 1950
32 37 2 0 0
5 July 1945
30 34 0 0 7

By-elections[edit]

Local councils[edit]

Since 1995 Local elections are genially held in Scotland every 4 years, for all 32 unitary authorities which were created under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994. Between 1975 and 1992 elections were held every 2 years for either District or regional council, which sat for 4-year terms. The set up was created under Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

As one consequence of the Gould Report,[3] which was a response to the fiasco of the 2007 elections, the next council elections are scheduled for 2012 (one year after the Parliamentary elections).

2012[edit]

The election was contested for the second time under the STV system of proportional representation. It was also the first time in 13 years for the elections not be held on the same day as the Scottish parliament elections. For full analysis see Scottish council elections, 2012.


e • d Summary of the 3 May 2012 Scottish council election results[4]
Party First-preference votes Seats won
# % Swing (pp) # Net Gain %
Scottish National 503,233 32.33 +4.48 425 +62 34.75
Labour 488,703 31.39 +3.26 394 +46 32.22
Conservative 206,599 13.27 −2.35 115 −28 9.40
Independents 183,329 11.78 +1.27 196 +12 16.03
Liberal Democrats 103,087 6.62 -6.05 71 -95 5.81
Green 36,000 2.31 +0.11 14 +6 1.14
UKIP 4,289 0.28 +0.22 0 ±0 0.00
Scottish Socialist Party 4,183 0.27 −0.61 1 ±0 0.08
Borders Party 3,755 0.24 +0.12 2 ±0 0.16
Action to Save St John's Hospital 3,474 0.22 +0.03 0 −3 0.00
East Dunbartonshire Independent Alliance 2,973 0.19 −0.09 2 ±0 0.16
Glasgow First 2,547 0.16 +0.16 1 +1 0.08
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 2,485 0.16 +0.16 0 ±0 0.00
Christian Party 2,344 0.15 +0.12 0 ±0 0.00
All Scotland Pensioners Party 2,328 0.15 +0.08 0 ±0 0.00
Cumbernauld Independent Alliance 1,894 0.12 +0.02 1 ±0 0.08
Unionist 864 0.06 −0.09 0 ±0 0.00
Perth Independent Candidates 805 0.05 +0.05 1 +1 0.08
Solidarity 787 0.05 −0.81 0 −1 0.00
Socialist Labour Party 714 0.05 +0.03 0 ±0 0.00
East Kilbride Alliance 681 0.04 −0.03 0 ±0 0.00
Liberal 595 0.04 −0.02 0 ±0 0.00
National Front 369 0.02 +0.02 0 ±0 0.00
Pirate Party 292 0.02 +0.02 0 ±0 0.00
Christian Peoples Alliance 209 0.01 +0.01 0 ±0 0.00
Communist Party of Britain 94 <0.01 +0.01 0 ±0 0.00
Britannica 73 <0.01 0 ±0 0.00
Official Monster Raving Loony Party 67 <0.01 0 ±0 0.00
Total 1,556,773 100.00 ±0.00 1,223 +1 100.00


Past Elections[edit]

By-elections[edit]

2008[edit]

  • date to be announced: Abbey (4-member ward), Dumfries and Galloway, 1 member elected by single transferable vote: result pending (result May 2007: 2 Con, 1 SNP, 1 Lab)
  • 1 May: Troup (3-member ward), Aberdeenshire, 1 member elected by single transferable vote: result pending (result May 2007: 1 SNP, 1 Con, 1 Ind)
  • 6 March: Cambuslang East (3-member ward), South Lanarkshire, 1 member elected by single transferable vote: Lab gain from SNP (result May 2007: 2 Lab, 1 SNP; after by election: 3 Lab)
  • 28 Feb: Lerwick South (4-member ward), Shetland, 1 member elected by single transferable vote: Ind hold (result May 2007: 4 Ind; after by election: 4 Ind)
  • 21 Feb: Highland (3-member ward), Perth and Kinross, 1 member elected by single transferable vote: SNP hold (result May 2007: 2 SNP, 1 Con; after by election: 2 SNP, 1 Con)
  • 14 Feb: Elgin City South (3-member ward), Moray, 1 member elected by single transferable vote: SNP gain from Ind (result May 2007: 1 SNP, 1 Lab, 1 Ind; after by election: 2 SNP, 1 Lab)
  • 31 January: Kilsyth (3-member ward), North Lanarkshire, 1 member elected by single transferable vote: Lab hold (result May 2007: 2 Lab, 1 SNP; after by election: 2 Lab, 1 SNP)

2007[edit]

  • 22 November: Lochee (4-member ward), Dundee, 1 member elected by single transferable vote: SNP hold (result May 2007: 2 SNP, 2 Lab; after by election: 2 SNP, 2 Lab)
  • 4 October: Helensburgh and Lomond South (3-member ward), Argyll and Bute, 1 member elected by single transferable vote: Lib Dem gain from Ind (result May 2007: 1 Con, 1 Ind, 1 Lib Dem; after by election: 2 Lib Dem, 1 Con)
  • 16 August: Midstocket/Rosemount (3-member ward), Aberdeen, 1 member elected by single transferable vote: SNP gain from Con (result May 2007: 1 Con, 1 SNP, 1 Lab; after by election: 2 SNP, 1 Lab)

2006[edit]

2005[edit]

European Parliament[edit]

In 1999, a Scotland-wide constituency replaced 8 first-past-the-post constituencies, which were used in the elections between 1979 and 1994: which returned 8 MEPS under the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation system. Since then, the number of MEPs returned by Scotland has been reduced twice more to seven in (2004) and then to six in (2009).

Elected candidates are shown in bold. Brackets indicate the number of votes per seat won.

2009[edit]

European Election 2009: Scotland[5][6]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
SNP Ian Hudghton, Alyn Smith
Aileen McLeod, Drew Hendry, Duncan Ross, Gordon Archer
321,007
(160,503.5)
29.1 +9.4
Labour David Martin, Catherine Stihler
Mary Lockhart, Paul McAleavely, Kirsty Connell, Nasim Khan[7]
229,853
(114,926.5)
20.8 -5.6
Conservative Struan Stevenson
Belinda Don, Helen Gardiner, Donald G. MacDonald, Gerald Michaluk, PJ Lewis[8]
185,794 16.8 -0.9
Liberal Democrat George Lyon
Euan Robson, Robert Aldridge, Patsy Kenton, Douglas Herbison, Clive Sneddon[9]
127,038 11.5 -1.6
Scottish Green Elaine Morrison, Chas Booth, Kirsten Robb, Alastair Whitelaw, Ruth Dawkins, Peter McColl 80,442 7.3 +0.5
UKIP Peter Adams, Paul Hencke, Phillip Anderson, Matthew Desmond, Donald Mackay, Paul Wiffen, Kathleen Desmond [10] 57,788 5.2 -1.5
BNP Gary Raikes, Charlie Baillie, Deborah McKnight, Roy Jones, Max Dunbar, Elise Jones [11] 27,174 2.5 +0.8
Socialist Labour Louise McDaid, David Jacobsen, Katherine McGavigan, James Berrington, Claire Watt, James McDaid 22,135 2.0 +2.0
Scottish Christian Sheila McLaughlan, John Smart, Brian Ross, Archie Linnegan, Christine Cormack, Isobel Anne Macleod 16,738 1.5 +1.5
Scottish Socialist Colin Fox, Angela Gorrie, Johanna Dind, Nick McKerrell, Raphie de Santos, Felicity Garvie 10,404 0.9 -4.3
Independent Duncan Robertson 10,189 0.9 +0.9
NO2EU John Foster, Tommy Sheridan, Leah Ganley, Stuart Hyslop, Ajit Singh Uppal, Tom Morrison 9,693 0.9 +0.9
Jury Team Alan Wallace, John O'Callaghan, Stuart Brown, Kenneth Lees, Mev Brown, Austin Compson-Bradford[12] 6,257 0.6 +0.6
Turnout 1,104,512 28.5 −2.4

2004[edit]

European Election 2004: Scotland[13]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Labour David Martin, Catherine Stihler
Bill Miller, Kirsty O'Brien, Colin Smyth, Catriona Renton, Gemma Doyle
310,865
(155,432.5)
26.4 -2.3
SNP Ian Hudghton, Alyn Smith
Kenneth Gibson, Douglas Henderson, Alexander Nicholson, Alex Orr, Janet Law, Duncan Ross
231,505
(115,752.5)
19.7 -7.5
Conservative Struan Stevenson, John Purvis
Cameron Buchanan, Sebastian Leslie, Anne Harper, Paul Nelson, Douglas Taylor
209,028
(104,514)
17.8 -2.0
Liberal Democrat Elspeth Attwooll
Robert Aldridge, Alex Bruce, Karen Freel, Douglas Herbison, Clive Sneddon, Christine James, Jermaine Allison
154,178 13.1 +3.3
Scottish Green Chas Booth, Tara O'Leary, Martin Bartos, Moira Dunworth, Alastair Whitelaw, Katherine Joester, James Park 79,695 6.8 +1.0
UKIP Peter Troy, Philip Anderson, George Cormack, Michael Phillips, Janice Murdock, Donald Mackay, Peter Nielson 78,828 6.7 +5.4
Scottish Socialist Felicity Garvie, Nick McKerrel, Hugh Kerr, Catriona Grant, Lynn Sheridan, John Sangster, Andrew Rossiter 61,356 5.2 +1.2
Christian Vote George Hargreaves, William Thompson, Richard Russell, David Braid, Marion McNeill, Mary Hay, Rose Irtwange 21,056 1.8 N/A
BNP Steven Blake, Scott McLean, David Kerr, Stephen Burns, Bryan Dickson, Craig McComb, John Bean[14] 19,427 1.7 +1.3
Scottish Wind Watch Brendan Hamill, Sylvia Thorne, Charles Bennie, Jennifer Scobie, Bennie Palmer, Helen Pass, Richard Hammock 7,255 0.6 N/A
Independent Fergus Tait 3,624 0.3 N/A
Turnout 1,176,817 30.9 +6.2

1999[edit]

European Election 1999: Scotland[15]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Labour David Martin, Bill Miller, Catherine Taylor
Christine May, Hugh McMahon, James Paton, John Clifford, Jeanette Bradley
283,490
(94,496.67)
28.7 N/A
SNP Ian Hudghton, Neil MacCormick
Anne Gillies, Gordon Wilson, Janet Law, Kris Browne, Ian Goldie, Josephine Docherty
268,528
(134,264)
27.2 N/A
Conservative Struan Stevenson, John Purvis
Anne Harper, Cameron Buchanan, Sebastian Leslie, Iain Mitchell, Peter Ramsay, Anthony Gilbey
195,296
(97,648)
19.8 N/A
Liberal Democrat Elspeth Attwooll
Robert Aldridge, Neil Mitchison, Heather Lyall, Clive Sneddon, Danus Skene, Karen Freel, Jayne Struthers
96,971 9.8 N/A
Scottish Green Marion Coyne, Eleanor Scott, Phil O'Brien, Graeme Farmer, Linda Hendry, Chris Ballance, Kay Allan, Alastair Whitelaw 57,142 5.8 N/A
Scottish Socialist Hugh Kerr, Rosie Kane, Harvey Duke, Catherine Stewart, Colin Fox, Shareen Blackall, Steve Arnott, Frances Curran 39,720 4.0 N/A
Pro-Euro Conservative Paul Dwyer, Joanna Lavender, Douglas McConchie, Richard Ashurst, Neasa MacEarlean, Oliver Grant, Alexander Skinner, James Waters 17,781 1.8 N/A
UKIP Alistair McConnachie, Donald Mackay, James McKenna, Stuart Brown, Matthew Henderson, Joseph Smith, Peter Nielson, John Mumford 12,459 1.3 N/A
Socialist Labour Louise McDaid, Christopher Herriot, Katharine McGavigan, Stephen Mayes, Patricia Graham, Colin Turbett, Margaret Stead, James Galloway 9,385 1.0 N/A
BNP Kenneth Smith, Scott McLean,[16] Russell Bradley, Mark Allen, Paul Wilkinson, Robert Currie, David Kerr,[17] James Mills 3,729 0.4 N/A
Natural Law James McKissock, George Stidolph, Diana Kras, Kenneth Blair, David Pettigrew, Iain Petrie, Anna Rawlinson, Thomas Pringle 2,087 0.2 N/A
Accountant for Lower Scottish Taxes Charles Lawson 1,632 0.2 N/A
Turnout 988,310 24.7 N/A

Pre 1999 elections[edit]

For full details of results please referee to related articles;

Referendums[edit]

To-date 5 referendums have been held in Scotland, covering a wide range of issues.

A referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, 2014.[18][19][20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Probe says May poll failed voters". BBC News. 23 October 2007. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Scottish Elections :: Local Elections 2012 - election results". 
  5. ^ City of Edinburgh Council
  6. ^ European Election 2009: Scotland
  7. ^ Jon Worth website, accessed 17 July 2008
  8. ^ Conservative Party website, accessed 17 July 2008
  9. ^ CIX ONLINE, accessed 17 July 2008
  10. ^ UK Independence Party accessed 28 August 2008
  11. ^ British National Party Scotland accessed 6th March 2009
  12. ^ http://www.juryteam.org/region.php?select=scotland
  13. ^ "2004 Election candidates". UK Office of the European Parliament. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  14. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20040603080807/www.bnp.org.uk/freedom/regions/scotcand.html
  15. ^ "1999 Election candidates". UK Office of the European Parliament. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  16. ^ BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/programmes/2001/bnp_special/membership/advisory/scott_mclean.stm |url= missing title (help). 
  17. ^ BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/programmes/2001/bnp_special/membership/other/david_kerr.stm |url= missing title (help). 
  18. ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-21828424
  19. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/mar/21/scottish-independence-referendum-date
  20. ^ http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2013/03/referendum-date21032013

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