1st Scottish Parliament

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1st Scottish Parliament
2nd Scottish Parliament
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Overview
JurisdictionScotland, United Kingdom
Meeting placeGeneral Assembly
Election1999
GovernmentDewar government
McLeish government
First McConnell government
Members129
Presiding OfficerDavid Steel

This is a list of members (MSPs) returned to the first Scottish Parliament at the 1999 election. Of the 129 members, 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 .

The 1999 election produced a hung parliament, with the Labour MSPs forming the largest minority. Consequently, they formed a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats to form the first Scottish Executive.

Composition[edit]

Party May 1999
election
April 2003
dissolution
Scottish Labour Party 56 55
Scottish National Party 35 33
Scottish Conservative Party 18 19
Scottish Liberal Democrats 17 16
Scottish Green Party 1 1
Scottish Socialist Party 1 1
Independents 1 3
Presiding Officer 0 1
Total 129

Government coalition parties denoted with bullets (•)

Graphical representation[edit]

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 1st session of the Scottish Parliament at the time of its dissolution in April 2003.

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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 at dissolution. For a list of MSPs elected in the 1999 election, see here. The changes table below records all changes in party affiliation during the session.

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Name Image Member for Type Party
Brian Adam Brian Adam MSP.jpg North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Bill Aitken Glasgow Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Wendy Alexander Wendy Alexander.jpg Paisley North Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jackie Baillie JackieBaillieMSP20110511.JPG Dumbarton Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Scott Barrie Dunfermline West Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Sarah Boyack Sarah Boyack MSP 2011.jpg Edinburgh Central Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Rhona Brankin Rhona Brankin.jpg Midlothian Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Robert Brown Robert Brown (Scottish Government).jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Bill Butler Bb3-billbutler.jpg Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Colin Campbell West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Dennis Canavan Falkirk West Constituency Independent
Malcolm Chisholm MalcolmChisholmMSP20110510.JPG Edinburgh North and Leith Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Cathie Craigie Cathy Craigie.jpg Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Bruce Crawford BruceCrawfordMSP20110509.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Roseanna Cunningham RoseannaCunningham20110615.jpg Perth Constituency Scottish National Party
Margaret Curran MargaretCurranMP.jpg Glasgow Baillieston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
David Davidson North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Susan Deacon Susan Deacon.jpg Edinburgh East and Musselburgh Constituency Scottish Labour Party
James Douglas-Hamilton Lothians Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Helen Eadie HelenEadieMSPPortrait.jpg Dunfermline East Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Dorothy Grace Elder Glasgow Regional Independent
Fergus Ewing FergusEwingMSP20110509.JPG Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber Constituency Scottish National Party
Margaret Ewing Moray Constituency Scottish National Party
Winnie Ewing Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Linda Fabiani LindaFabianiMSP20110507.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Patricia Ferguson PatriciaFergusonMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Alex Fergusson AlexFergussonMSP20110511.jpg South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Ross Finnie Ross Finnie.jpg West of Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Brian Fitzpatrick Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Murdo Fraser MurdoFraserMSP20110510.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Phil Gallie South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Kenneth Gibson KennethGibsonMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Karen Gillon KarenGillon.jpg Clydesdale Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Trish Godman West Renfrewshire Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Annabel Goldie AnnabelGoldieMSP20110510.JPG West of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Donald Gorrie Central Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Christine Grahame ChristineGrahameMSP20110510.JPG South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Rhoda Grant RhodaGrantMSP20110511.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Iain Gray Iain Gray.jpg Edinburgh Pentlands Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Duncan Hamilton Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Keith Harding Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Robin Harper RobinHarper.jpg Lothians Regional Scottish Green Party
Hugh Henry HughHenryMSP20110510.JPG Paisley South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
John Home Robertson East Lothian Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Janis Hughes Glasgow Rutherglen Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Fiona Hyslop FionaHyslopMSP20110511.JPG Lothians Regional Scottish National Party
Adam Ingram AdamIngramMSP20110511.jpg South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Gordon Jackson Glasgow Govan Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Sylvia Jackson Stirling Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson.jpg Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Margaret Jamieson Kilmarnock and Loudoun Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Ian Jenkins Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Alex Johnstone AlexJohnstoneMSP20110509.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Andy Kerr Andy Kerr.jpg East Kilbride Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Johann Lamont JohannLamontMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Pollok Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Marilyn Livingstone Kirkcaldy Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Richard Lochhead RichardLochheadMSP20110511.jpg North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
George Lyon George Lyon MEP at Bournemouth 2009.jpg Argyll and Bute Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Kenny MacAskill KennyMacAskillMSP20110509.JPG Lothians Regional Scottish National Party
Lewis Macdonald LewisMacdonaldMSP20110510.JPG Aberdeen Central Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Margo MacDonald MargoMacDonaldMSP20111121.jpg Lothians Regional Independent
Ken Macintosh KenMacintoshMSP20110511.jpg Eastwood Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Angus MacKay Angus MacKay.jpg Edinburgh South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Kate Maclean Dundee West Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Maureen Macmillan Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Paul Martin PaulMartinMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Tricia Marwick TriciaMarwickMSP20110517.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Michael Matheson MichaelMathesonMSP20110507.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
John McAllion Dundee East Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Frank McAveety Frank McAveety MSP.jpg Glasgow Shettleston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Tom McCabe Tom McCabe.jpg Hamilton South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jack McConnell Jack McConnell.jpg Motherwell and Wishaw Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jamie McGrigor JamieMcGrigorMSP20110509.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Irene McGugan North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Lyndsay McIntosh Central Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Henry McLeish Henry Mcleish.jpg Central Fife Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Fiona McLeod FionaMcLeodMSP20110507.JPG West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
David McLetchie DavidMcLetchieMSP20110509.JPG Lothians Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Michael McMahon MichaelMcMahonMSP20110510.JPG Hamilton North and Bellshill Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Duncan McNeil DuncanMcNeilMSP20110511.JPG Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Pauline McNeill Pauline McNeill.jpg Glasgow Kelvin Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Des McNulty Des McNulty.jpg Clydebank and Milngavie Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Brian Monteith Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Alasdair Morgan Galloway and Upper Nithsdale Constituency Scottish National Party
Alasdair Morrison Western Isles Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Bristow Muldoon Bristow Muldoon - 2014-10-30 - Andy Mabbett.jpg Livingston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Mary Mulligan MaryMulligan.jpg Linlithgow Constituency Scottish Labour Party
David Mundell David Mundell UK Gov.jpg South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
John Farquhar Munro Iain Fearchar Rothach aig SMO.jpg Ross, Skye and Inverness West Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Elaine Murray ElaineMurrayMSP20110510.JPG Dumfries Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Alex Neil AlexNeilMSP20110507.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Irene Oldfather Cunninghame South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Gil Paterson GilPatersonMSP20110510.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Peter Peacock Peter Peacock.jpg Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Cathy Peattie Falkirk East Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Lloyd Quinan West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Nora Radcliffe Gordon Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Keith Raffan Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
George Reid George reid msp.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Shona Robison ShonaRobisonMSP20110511.jpg North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Euan Robson Roxburgh and Berwickshire Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Mike Rumbles Mike Rumbles.jpg West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Michael Russell Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning (2).jpg South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Mary Scanlon MaryScanlonMSP20110509.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
John Scott JohnScottMSP20110509.JPG Ayr Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Tavish Scott TavishScottMSP20110510.JPG Shetland Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Tommy Sheridan TommySheridan2007.jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Socialist Party
Richard Simpson Richard Simpson (politician).jpg Ochil Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Elaine Smith ElaineSmithMSP20120524.jpg Coatbridge and Chryston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Iain Smith Iain smith.jpg North East Fife Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Margaret Smith Edinburgh West Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
David Steel David Steel, October 2007.jpg Lothians Regional Presiding Officer
Nicol Stephen Nicol Stephen.jpg Aberdeen South Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Stewart Stevenson StewartStevensonMSP20110510.JPG Banff and Buchan Constituency Scottish National Party
Jamie Stone Jamie Stone.jpg Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Nicola Sturgeon NicolaSturgeonMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
John Swinney JohnSwinneyMSP20110510.JPG North Tayside Constituency Scottish National Party
Elaine Thomson Aberdeen North Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Murray Tosh South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Kay Ullrich West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Ben Wallace Ben Wallace MP face on detailed GE 15 Wyre and Preston North.jpg North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Jim Wallace Jim Wallace.jpg Orkney Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Mike Watson Glasgow Cathcart Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Andrew Welsh Angus Constituency Scottish National Party
Sandra White SandraWhiteMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Karen Whitefield KarenWhitefield.jpg Airdrie and Shotts Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Allan Wilson Cunninghame North Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Andrew Wilson Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
John Young West of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Former MSPs[edit]

Name Image Member for Type Party Notes
Donald Dewar Donald Dewar.jpg Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish Labour Party Deceased
Sam Galbraith Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish Labour Party Resigned
Nick Johnston Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Resigned
Ian Welsh Ayr Constituency Scottish Labour Party Resigned
Alex Salmond Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland (cropped).jpg Banff and Buchan Constituency Scottish National Party Resigned

Changes[edit]

During the 1999 to 2003 period there were one death and three resignations amongst constituency MSPs, and replacement MSPs were elected in by-elections. Also there was one resignation amongst the additional member MSPs, with that MSP being replaced by the candidate who was next on the additional members list at the time of the 1999 election.

Date Constituency/region Gain Loss Note
31 May 1999 Lothians Presiding Officer Liberal Democrats David Steel was elected as the Presiding Officer and had to take voluntary suspension from his party.
21 December 1999 Ayr Labour Ian Welsh resigned from Parliament, citing family reasons.[1]
16 March 2000 Ayr Conservative John Scott won the Ayr by-election.[2]
11 October 2000 Glasgow Anniesland Labour Donald Dewar died.[3]
23 November 2000 Glasgow Anniesland Labour Bill Butler won the Glasgow Anniesland by-election.[4]
14 May 2001 Strathkelvin and Bearsden Labour Sam Galbraith resigned due to ill health.[5]
14 May 2001 Banff and Buchan SNP Alex Salmond resigned from the Scottish Parliament to contest a House of Commons seat.[6]
7 June 2001 Banff and Buchan SNP Stewart Stevenson won the Banff and Buchan by-election.[7]
7 June 2001 Strathkelvin and Bearsden Labour Brian Fitzpatrick won the Strathkelvin and Bearsden by-election.[7]
10 August 2001 Mid Scotland and Fife Conservative Conservative Nick Johnston resigned and was replaced by Murdo Fraser.[8]
1 May 2002 Glasgow Independent SNP Dorothy-Grace Elder resigned from the SNP.[9]
28 January 2003 Lothians Independent SNP Margo MacDonald was expelled from the SNP.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ayr by-election set for March". BBC News. BBC. 21 December 1999. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Tories walking on Ayr". BBC News. BBC. 17 March 2000. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ "'Father of nation' dies". BBC News. BBC. 11 October 2000. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Labour holds Dewar seats". BBC News. BBC. 24 November 2000. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  5. ^ Martin, Lorna (18 March 2007). "'I was meant to die. I didn't.'". The Observer. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Salmond defends Westminster move". BBC News. BBC. 15 January 2001. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Holyrood by-elections resolved". BBC News. BBC. 8 June 2001. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Outgoing Tory attacks colleagues". BBC News. BBC. 10 August 2001. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  9. ^ "MSP quits nationalists". BBC News. BBC. 2 May 2002. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Margo expelled from SNP". BBC News. BBC. 28 January 2003. Retrieved 16 May 2016.

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