Members of the 4th Scottish Parliament

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This is a list of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA) elected to the fourth Scottish Parliament at the 2011 election. Of the 129 MSPs, 73 were elected from first past the post constituencies with a further 56 members being returned from eight regions, each electing seven MSPs as a form of mixed member proportional representation.

Composition of the Parliament[edit]

Party May 2011
election
23 November 2014
current
Scottish National Party 69 64
Scottish Labour Party 37 38
Scottish Conservative Party 15 15
Scottish Liberal Democrats 5 5
Scottish Green Party 2 2
Independents 1 3
Presiding Officer 0 1
 Total 129 128
 Government Majority 9 1[1]

Government parties denoted with bullets (•)

Graphical representation[edit]

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths as they are in the 4th session of the Scottish Parliament.

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  • Note this is not the official seating plan of the Scottish Parliament.

List of MSPs[edit]

This is a list of MSPs. The changes table below records all changes in party affiliation during the session. See here a list of MSPs elected in the 2011 election.

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Name Image Member for Type Party
Adam, GeorgeGeorge Adam GeorgeAdamMSP20110511.jpg Paisley Constituency Scottish National Party
Adamson, ClareClare Adamson ClareAdamsonMSP20110507.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Alasdair Allan AlasdairAllanMSP20120530.jpg Na h-Eileanan an Iar Constituency Scottish National Party
Allard, ChristianChristian Allard ChristianAllard.jpg North East Scotland
(since 15/05/13)
Regional Scottish National Party
Baillie, JackieJackie Baillie JackieBaillieMSP20110511.JPG Dumbarton Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Baker, ClaireClaire Baker ClaireBakerMSP20110825.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Baker, RichardRichard Baker RichardBakerMSP20110511.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Baxter, JayneJayne Baxter JayneBaxterMSP20121211.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife
(since 7/12/12)
Regional Scottish Labour Party
Beamish, ClaudiaClaudia Beamish ClaudiaBeamishMSP20110510.JPG South Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Beattie, ColinColin Beattie Colin Beattie.JPG Midlothian North and Musselburgh Constituency Scottish National Party
Biagi, MarcoMarco Biagi Marco Biagi.JPG Edinburgh Central Constituency Scottish National Party
Bibby, NeilNeil Bibby Neil Bibby.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Boyack, SarahSarah Boyack Sarah Boyack MSP 2011.jpg Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
Brodie, ChicChic Brodie Chic Brodie.jpg South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Brown, GavinGavin Brown Gavin Brown.JPG Lothian Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Brown, KeithKeith Brown Keith Brown.JPG Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Constituency Scottish National Party
Buchanan, CameronCameron Buchanan CameronBuchananMSP20140129.jpg Lothian Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Burgess, MargaretMargaret Burgess Margaret Burgess.jpg Cunninghame South Constituency Scottish National Party
Campbell, AileenAileen Campbell AileenCampbellMSP20110510.JPG Clydesdale Constituency Scottish National Party
Campbell, RoderickRoderick Campbell RoderickCampbellMSP20110511.JPG North East Fife Constituency Scottish National Party
Carlaw, JacksonJackson Carlaw JacksonCarlawMSP20110509.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Chisholm, MalcolmMalcolm Chisholm MalcolmChisholmMSP20110510.JPG Edinburgh North and Leith Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Coffey, WillieWillie Coffey WillieCoffeyMSP20120523.jpg Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Constance, AngelaAngela Constance AngelaConstanceMSP20110510.JPG Almond Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Crawford, BruceBruce Crawford BruceCrawfordMSP20110509.JPG Stirling Constituency Scottish National Party
Cunningham, RoseannaRoseanna Cunningham RoseannaCunningham20110615.jpg Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Constituency Scottish National Party
Davidson, RuthRuth Davidson RuthDavidsonMSP20120529.jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Dey, GraemeGraeme Dey GraemeDeyMSP20110507.jpg Angus South Constituency Scottish National Party
Don, NigelNigel Don NigelDonMSP20110507.JPG Angus North and Mearns Constituency Scottish National Party
Doris, BobBob Doris BobDorisMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Dornan, JamesJames Dornan JamesDornanMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Cathcart Constituency Scottish National Party
Dugdale, KeziaKezia Dugdale KeziaDugdaleMSP20110509.JPG Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
Eadie, JimJim Eadie JimEadieMSP20110509.JPG Edinburgh Southern Constituency Scottish National Party
Ewing, AnnabelleAnnabelle Ewing AnnabelleEwingMSP20110510.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Ewing, FergusFergus Ewing FergusEwingMSP20110509.JPG Inverness and Nairn Constituency Scottish National Party
Fabiani, LindaLinda Fabiani LindaFabianiMSP20110507.JPG East Kilbride Constituency Scottish National Party
Fee, MaryMary Fee MaryFeeMSP20110510.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Ferguson, PatriciaPatricia Ferguson PatriciaFergusonMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Fergusson, AlexAlex Fergusson AlexFergussonMSP20110511.jpg Galloway and West Dumfries Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Findlay, NeilNeil Findlay NeilFindlayMSP20110510.JPG Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
Finnie, JohnJohn Finnie JohnFinnie261012.jpg Highlands and Islands Regional Independent
FitzPatrick, JoeJoe FitzPatrick JoeFitzPatrickMSP20110511.JPG Dundee City West Constituency Scottish National Party
Fraser, MurdoMurdo Fraser MurdoFraserMSP20110510.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Gibson, KennethKenneth Gibson KennethGibsonMSP20110507.JPG Cunninghame North Constituency Scottish National Party
Gibson, RobRob Gibson RobGibsonMSP20110510.JPG Caithness, Sutherland and Ross Constituency Scottish National Party
Goldie, AnnabelAnnabel Goldie AnnabelGoldieMSP20110510.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Grahame, ChristineChristine Grahame ChristineGrahameMSP20110510.JPG Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale Constituency Scottish National Party
Grant, RhodaRhoda Grant RhodaGrantMSP20110511.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Gray, IainIain Gray IainGrayMSP20110510.JPG East Lothian Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Griffin, MarkMark Griffin MarkGriffinMSP20110510.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Harvie, PatrickPatrick Harvie PatrickHarvieMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish Green Party
Henry, HughHugh Henry HughHenryMSP20110510.JPG Renfrewshire South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Hepburn, JamieJamie Hepburn JamieHepburnMSP20110511.JPG Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Constituency Scottish National Party
Hume, JimJim Hume JimHumeMSP20110510.JPG South Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Hyslop, FionaFiona Hyslop FionaHyslopMSP20110511.JPG Linlithgow Constituency Scottish National Party
Ingram, AdamAdam Ingram AdamIngramMSP20110511.jpg Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Johnstone, AlexAlex Johnstone AlexJohnstoneMSP20110509.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Johnstone, AlisonAlison Johnstone AlisonJohnstoneMSP20120119.jpg Lothian Regional Scottish Green Party
Keir, ColinColin Keir ColinKeirMSP20110507.JPG Edinburgh Western Constituency Scottish National Party
Kelly, JamesJames Kelly JamesKellyMSP20120223.jpg Rutherglen Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Kidd, BillBill Kidd BillKiddMSP20070509.jpg Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish National Party
Lamont, JohannJohann Lamont JohannLamontMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Pollok Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Lamont, JohnJohn Lamont JohnLamontMSP20110510.JPG Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Lochhead, RichardRichard Lochhead RichardLochheadMSP20110511.jpg Moray Constituency Scottish National Party
Lyle, RichardRichard Lyle RichardLyleMSP20120127.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
MacAskill, KennyKenny MacAskill KennyMacAskillMSP20110509.JPG Edinburgh Eastern Constituency Scottish National Party
MacDonald, AngusAngus MacDonald AngusMacDonaldMSP20110510.JPG Falkirk East Constituency Scottish National Party
MacDonald, GordonGordon MacDonald GordonMacDonaldMSP20120529.jpg Edinburgh Pentlands Constituency Scottish National Party
Macdonald, LewisLewis Macdonald LewisMacdonaldMSP20110510.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Macintosh, KenKen Macintosh KenMacintoshMSP20110511.jpg Eastwood Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Mackay, DerekDerek Mackay DerekMacKayMSP20110509.JPG Renfrewshire North and West Constituency Scottish National Party
MacKenzie, MikeMike MacKenzie MikeMacKenzieMSP20110509.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Malik, HanzalaHanzala Malik HanzalaMalikMSP20110601.jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Marra, JennyJenny Marra JennyMarraMSP20110511.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Martin, PaulPaul Martin PaulMartinMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Provan Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Marwick, TriciaTricia Marwick TriciaMarwickMSP20110517.jpg Mid Fife and Glenrothes Constituency Presiding Officer
Mason, JohnJohn Mason JohnMasonMSP20110509.JPG Renfrewshire North and West Constituency Scottish National Party
Matheson, MichaelMichael Matheson MichaelMathesonMSP20110507.JPG Falkirk West Constituency Scottish National Party
Maxwell, StewartStewart Maxwell StewartMaxwellMSP20110507.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McAlpine, JoanJoan McAlpine JoanMcAlpineMSP20120529.jpg South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McArthur, LiamLiam McArthur LiamMcArthurMSP20110510.JPG Orkney Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
McCulloch, MargaretMargaret McCulloch MargaretMcCullochMSP2012082.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
McDonald, MarkMark McDonald MarkMcDonaldMSP20110507.JPG Aberdeen Donside
(since 20/06/13)
Constituency Scottish National Party
McDougall, MargaretMargaret McDougall MargaretMcDougallMSP20110510.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
McGrigor, JamieJamie McGrigor JamieMcGrigorMSP20110509.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
McInnes, AlisonAlison McInnes AlisonMcInnesMSP20110511.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
McKelvie, ChristinaChristina McKelvie ChristinaMcKelvieMSP20110510.JPG Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Constituency Scottish National Party
McLeod, AileenAileen McLeod AileenMcLeodMSP20110507.JPG South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McLeod, FionaFiona McLeod FionaMcLeodMSP20110507.JPG Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish National Party
McMahon, MichaelMichael McMahon MichaelMcMahonMSP20110510.JPG Uddingston and Bellshill Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McMahon, SiobhanSiobhan McMahon SiobhanMcMahonMSP20110510.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
McMillan, StuartStuart McMillan West Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McNeil, DuncanDuncan McNeil DuncanMcNeilMSP20110511.JPG Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McTaggart, AnneAnne McTaggart AnneMcTaggartMSP20110508.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Milne, Nanette Nanette Milne NanetteMilneMSP20110509.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Mitchell, MargaretMargaret Mitchell MargaretMitchellMSP20120529.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Murray, ElaineElaine Murray ElaineMurrayMSP20110510.JPG Dumfriesshire Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Neil, AlexAlex Neil AlexNeilMSP20110507.jpg Airdrie and Shotts Constituency Scottish National Party
Paterson, GilGil Paterson GilPatersonMSP20110510.JPG Clydebank and Milngavie Constituency Scottish National Party
Pearson, GraemeGraeme Pearson GraemePearsonMSP20110508.JPG South Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Pentland, JohnJohn Pentland JohnPentlandMSP20110508.JPG Motherwell and Wishaw Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Rennie, WillieWillie Rennie WillieRennieMSP20110510.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Robertson, DennisDennis Robertson DennisRobertson20120627.jpg Aberdeenshire West Constituency Scottish National Party
Robison, ShonaShona Robison ShonaRobisonMSP20110511.jpg Dundee City East Constituency Scottish National Party
Russell, MichaelMichael Russell MichaelRussellMSP20110507.JPG Argyll and Bute Constituency Scottish National Party
Salmond, AlexAlex Salmond AlexSalmondMSPS20111219.jpg Aberdeenshire East Constituency Scottish National Party
Scanlon, MaryMary Scanlon MaryScanlonMSP20110509.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Scott, JohnJohn Scott JohnScottMSP20110509.JPG Ayr Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Scott, TavishTavish Scott TavishScottMSP20110510.JPG Shetland Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Simpson, RichardRichard Simpson RichardSimpsonMSP20110511.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Smith, DrewDrew Smith DrewSmithMSP20110614.jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Smith, ElaineElaine Smith ElaineSmithMSP20120524.jpg Coatbridge and Chryston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Smith, ElizabethElizabeth Smith ElizabethSmithMSP20110508.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Stevenson, StewartStewart Stevenson StewartStevensonMSP20110510.JPG Banffshire and Buchan Coast Constituency Scottish National Party
Stewart, DavidDavid Stewart DavidStewartMSP20110511.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Stewart, KevinKevin Stewart KevinStewartMSP20110507.JPG Aberdeen Central Constituency Scottish National Party
Sturgeon, NicolaNicola Sturgeon NicolaSturgeonMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Southside Constituency Scottish National Party
Swinney, JohnJohn Swinney JohnSwinneyMSP20110510.JPG Perthshire North Constituency Scottish National Party
Thompson, DaveDave Thompson DaveThompsonMSP20120629.jpg Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch Constituency Scottish National Party
Torrance , DavidDavid Torrance DavidTorranceMSP20111207.jpg Kirkcaldy Constituency Scottish National Party
Urquhart, JeanJean Urquhart JeanUrquhartMSP20110510.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Independent
Watt, MaureenMaureen Watt MaureenWatt20110507.JPG Aberdeen South and North Kincardine Constituency Scottish National Party
Wheelhouse, PaulPaul Wheelhouse PaulWheelhouseMSP20110507.JPG South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
White, SandraSandra White SandraWhiteMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Kelvin Constituency Scottish National Party
Wilson, JohnJohn Wilson JohnWilsonMSP.jpg Central Scotland Regional Independent
Yousaf, HumzaHumza Yousaf HumzaYousafMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party

Former MSPs[edit]

Name Image Member for Type Party Notes
Park, JohnJohn Park John-Park-MSP.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party resigned 7 December 2012
Adam, BrianBrian Adam BrianAdamMSP20070509.jpg Aberdeen Donside Constituency Scottish National Party died 25 April 2013
McLetchie, DavidDavid McLetchie DavidMcLetchieMSP20110509.JPG Lothian Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party died 12 August 2013
Walker, BillBill Walker BillWalkerMSP20110720.jpg Dunfermline Constituency Independent resigned 7 September 2013
Eadie, HelenHelen Eadie HelenEadieMSP20070509.jpg Cowdenbeath Constituency Scottish Labour Party died 9 November 2013
MacDonald, MargoMargo MacDonald MargoMacDonaldMSP20111121.jpg Lothian Regional Independent died 4 April 2014

Changes[edit]

Date Constituency/Region Gain Loss Note
11 May 2011 Mid Fife and Glenrothes Presiding Officer SNP Tricia Marwick is elected as the Presiding Officer and had to take voluntary suspension from her party.[2]
4 March 2012 Dunfermline Independent SNP Bill Walker was suspended from the SNP pending an investigation into domestic abuse allegations.
23 October 2012 Highlands and Islands Independent SNP John Finnie resigned from the SNP because of its conference decision on NATO membership.[3] Though he joined the Scottish Green Party in October 2014, Finnie continued to sit as an independent MSP until the end of the parliament.[4]
23 October 2012 Highlands and Islands Independent SNP Jean Urquhart resigned from the SNP because of its conference decision on NATO membership.[3]
07 December 2012 Mid Scotland and Fife Labour Labour John Park resigned as an MSP to take up a full time Trade-Union position,[5] he is replaced by Jayne Baxter.
25 April 2013 Aberdeen Donside SNP Brian Adam dies of cancer at age 64,[6] causing a by-election.
14/15 May 2013 North East Scotland SNP SNP Mark McDonald resigns his position as an MSP in order to contest the Aberdeen Donside by-election, 2013. Christian Allard takes up the vacant seat as the next (and final) name on the SNP's list for the region.
20 June 2013 Aberdeen Donside SNP Mark McDonald holds the seat for the SNP in the Aberdeen Donside by-election, 2013.
12 August 2013 Lothian Conservative Conservative David McLetchie dies of cancer, aged 61.[7] He was replaced by Cameron Buchanan.
7 September 2013 Dunfermline Labour Independent Bill Walker resigned following his conviction for assault, precipitating a by-election in the constituency. He was replaced by Cara Hilton.
9 November 2013 Cowdenbeath Labour Labour Helen Eadie dies of cancer at age 66,[8] causing a by-election. She was replaced by Alex Rowley.
4 April 2014 Lothian Independent Margo MacDonald died, age 70.[9] She had been elected as an independent to a regional seat and therefore no-one could be nominated as a replacement.[9]
23 September 2014 Central Scotland Independent SNP John Wilson resigned from the SNP because of its 2012 conference decision on NATO membership.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b SNP MSP John Wilson quits party over Nato row, BBC News
  2. ^ "SNP MSP Tricia Marwick elected presiding officer". BBC News. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "MSPs John Finnie and Jean Urquhart quit SNP over Nato policy". BBC News. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Why I’ve joined the Scottish Greens, John Finnie MSP.
  5. ^ "Member's Oath/Affirmation: Jayne Baxter". BBC News. 10 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Aberdeen SNP MSP Brian Adam dies aged 64". BBC News. 25 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Former Scottish Conservative leader David McLetchie dies". BBC News (BBC). 12 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Labour MSP Helen Eadie dies, aged 66". BBC News. 9 November 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Independent MSP Margo MacDonald dies". BBC News (BBC). 4 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014. "As Ms MacDonald was an independent MSP elected to Holyrood as a regional list member, there will be no by-election, and her seat will remain vacant until the next Scottish Parliament election, in 2016." 

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