United Kingdom general election, 2001 (Scotland)

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United Kingdom general election, 2001
Scotland
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All 72 Scottish seats to the House of Commons
Turnout 58.2% Decrease 13.1%
  First party Second party
  TonyBlairofficial (cropped).jpg Charles Kennedy MP (cropped).jpg
Leader Tony Blair Charles Kennedy
Party Labour Liberal Democrat
Leader since 21 July 1994 9 August 1999
Last election 56 Seats 10 Seats
Seats before 56 10
Seats won 56 10
Seat change 0 0
Popular vote 1,017,226 380,034
Percentage 43.9% 16.4%
Swing Decrease1.7% Increase3.4%

  Third party Fourth party
  John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Sustainable Growth (1).jpg William Hague 2010 cropped.jpg
Leader John Swinney William Hague
Party SNP Conservative
Leader since 26 September 2000 19 June 1997
Last election 6 Seats 0 Seats
Seats before 6 0
Seats won 5 1
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 464,314 360,658
Percentage 20.1% 15.6%
Swing Decrease2.0% Decrease1.9%

United Kingdom general election 2001 in Scotland.svg

Prime Minister before election

Tony Blair
Labour

Subsequent Prime Minister

Tony Blair
Labour

These are the results of the United Kingdom general election, 2001 for the country of Scotland. The election was held on 7 June 2001 and all 72 seats in Scotland were contested. There was only one Scottish seat which changed parties during the election; that of Galloway and Upper Nithsdale which gave the Conservative Party one Scottish seat in the House of Commons.

Results[edit]

Below is a table summarising the results of the UK general election in Scotland.[1]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes  %  %
change
Labour 56 0 1,017,226 43.9 -1.7
SNP 5 -1 464,314 20.1 -2.0
Liberal Democrat 10 0 380,034 16.4 +3.4
Conservative 1 +1 360,658 15.6 -1.9
Scottish Socialist 0 0 72,518 3.1
Scottish Green 0 0 4,551 0.2 +0.1
UKIP 0 0 3,236 0.1 0.0
Socialist Labour 0 0 3,184 0.1 0.0
Scottish Unionist 0 0 2,728 0.1
Legalise Cannabis 0 0 955 0.0
ProLife Alliance 0 0 786 0.0 -0.2
Monster Raving Loony 0 0 405 0.0
Liberal 0 0 383 0.0 0.0
Countryside Party 0 0 265 0.0
Scottish Freedom Referendum Party 0 0 250 0.0
Rock 'n' Roll Loony 0 0 211 0.0
Communist 0 0 174 0.0
Independent 0 0 3,825 0.2
Turnout: 2,315,703 58.2 -13.1

Votes summary[edit]

Popular Vote
Labour
  
43.92%
SNP
  
20.05%
Liberal Democrats
  
16.41%
Conservative
  
15.57%
Socialist
  
3.13%
Other
  
0.92%
Parliament seats
Labour
  
77.78%
Liberal Democrats
  
13.89%
SNP
  
6.94%
Conservative
  
1.39%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election 2001 | Results | Scotland". BBC News. 14 August 2001. Retrieved 2011-11-03.