3rd Scottish Parliament

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3rd Scottish Parliament
2nd Scottish Parliament 4th Scottish Parliament
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Overview
JurisdictionScotland, United Kingdom
Meeting placeScottish Parliament Building
Election2007
GovernmentFirst Salmond government
Members129
Presiding OfficerAlex Fergusson

This is a list of members (MSPs) returned to the third Scottish Parliament at the 2007 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[edit]

Party May 2007 May 2011
Scottish National Party 47 47
Scottish Labour Party 46 46
Scottish Conservative Party 17 16
Scottish Liberal Democrats 16 16
Scottish Green Party 2 2
Independents 1 1
Presiding Officer 0 1
Total 129 129
Government majority −18 −17

Government parties denoted with bullets (•)

Graphical representation[edit]

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths as they were in the 3rd session of the Scottish Parliament.

Parties in the Scottish Parliament, 2007.png

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

List of MSPs[edit]

This is a list of MSPs at dissolution. The changes table below records all changes in party affiliation during the session. See here a list of MSPs elected in the 2007 election.

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Name Image Member for Type Party
Brian Adam Brian Adam MSP.jpg Aberdeen North Constituency Scottish National Party
Bill Aitken Glasgow Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Wendy Alexander Wendy Alexander.jpg Paisley North Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Alasdair Allan AlasdairAllanMSP20120530.jpg Western Isles Constituency Scottish National Party
Jackie Baillie JackieBaillieMSP20110511.JPG Dumbarton Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Claire Baker ClaireBakerMSP20110825.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Richard Baker Richard Baker MSP.jpg North East Scotland Regional 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
Ted Brocklebank Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Gavin Brown Gavin Brown.JPG Lothians Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Keith Brown Keith Brown.JPG Ochil Constituency Scottish National Party
Robert Brown Robert Brown (Scottish Government).jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Derek Brownlee South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Bill Butler Bb3-billbutler.jpg Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Aileen Campbell Aileen Campbell.jpg South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Jackson Carlaw JacksonCarlawMSP20110509.JPG West of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Malcolm Chisholm MalcolmChisholmMSP20110510.JPG Edinburgh North and Leith Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Willie Coffey WillieCoffeyMSP20120523.jpg Kilmarnock and Loudoun Constituency Scottish National Party
Angela Constance AngelaConstanceMSP20110510.JPG Livingston Constituency Scottish National Party
Cathie Craigie Cathy Craigie.jpg Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Bruce Crawford BruceCrawfordMSP20110509.JPG Stirling Constituency Scottish National Party
Roseanna Cunningham RoseannaCunningham20110615.jpg Perth Constituency Scottish National Party
Margaret Curran MargaretCurranMP.jpg Glasgow Baillieston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Nigel Don NigelDonMSP20110507.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Bob Doris BobDorisMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Helen Eadie HelenEadieMSPPortrait.jpg Dunfermline East Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Fergus Ewing FergusEwingMSP20110509.JPG Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber Constituency 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 Galloway and Upper Nithsdale Constituency Presiding Officer
Ross Finnie Ross Finnie.jpg West of Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Joe FitzPatrick JoeFitzPatrickMSP20110511.JPG Dundee West Constituency Scottish National Party
George Foulkes George Foulkes, Baron Foulkes of Cumnock - 20060624.jpg Lothians Regional Scottish Labour Party
Murdo Fraser MurdoFraserMSP20110510.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Kenneth Gibson KennethGibsonMSP20110507.JPG Cunninghame North Constituency Scottish National Party
Rob Gibson RobGibsonMSP20110510.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Karen Gillon KarenGillon.jpg Clydesdale Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Marlyn Glen Marlyn-Glen.jpg North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Trish Godman West Renfrewshire Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Annabel Goldie AnnabelGoldieMSP20110510.JPG West of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Charlie Gordon Glasgow Cathcart Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Christine Grahame ChristineGrahameMSP20110510.JPG South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Rhoda Grant RhodaGrantMSP20110511.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Iain Gray IainGrayMSP20110510.JPG East Lothian Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Robin Harper RobinHarper.jpg Lothians Regional Scottish Green Party
Christopher Harvie Prof Chris Harvie MSP in 2009.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Patrick Harvie PatrickHarvieMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish Green Party
Hugh Henry HughHenryMSP20110510.JPG Paisley South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jamie Hepburn JamieHepburnMSP20110511.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Jim Hume JimHumeMSP20110510.JPG South of Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Fiona Hyslop FionaHyslopMSP20110511.JPG Lothians Regional Scottish National Party
Adam Ingram AdamIngramMSP20110511.jpg South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson.jpg Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Alex Johnstone AlexJohnstoneMSP20110509.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
James Kelly JamesKellyMSP20120223.jpg Glasgow Rutherglen Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Andy Kerr Andy Kerr.jpg East Kilbride Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Bill Kidd BillKiddMSP20070509.jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Johann Lamont JohannLamontMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Pollok Constituency Scottish Labour Party
John Lamont JohnLamontMSP20110510.JPG Roxburgh and Berwickshire Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Marilyn Livingstone Kirkcaldy Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Richard Lochhead RichardLochheadMSP20110511.jpg Moray Constituency Scottish National Party
Kenny MacAskill KennyMacAskillMSP20110509.JPG Edinburgh East and Musselburgh Constituency 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
Paul Martin PaulMartinMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Tricia Marwick TriciaMarwickMSP20110517.jpg Central Fife Constituency Scottish National Party
Jim Mather Jim Mather, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism (2).jpg Argyll and Bute Constituency Scottish National Party
Michael Matheson MichaelMathesonMSP20110507.JPG Falkirk West Constituency Scottish National Party
Stewart Maxwell StewartMaxwellMSP20110507.JPG West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Liam McArthur LiamMcArthurMSP20110510.JPG Orkney Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
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
Alison McInnes AlisonMcInnesMSP20110511.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Ian McKee Lothians Regional Scottish National Party
Christina McKelvie ChristinaMcKelvieMSP20110510.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Anne McLaughlin Glasgow
(since 12/02/2009)
Regional Scottish National Party
David McLetchie DavidMcLetchieMSP20110509.JPG Edinburgh Pentlands Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Michael McMahon MichaelMcMahonMSP20110510.JPG Hamilton North and Bellshill Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Stuart McMillan StuartMcMillanMSP20110510.JPG West of Scotland Regional Scottish National 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
Nanette Milne NanetteMilneMSP20110509.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Margaret Mitchell MargaretMitchellMSP20120529.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Alasdair Morgan South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Mary Mulligan MaryMulligan.jpg Linlithgow Constituency Scottish Labour Party
John Farquhar Munro 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
Hugh O'Donnell Central Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Irene Oldfather Cunninghame South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
John Park John-Park-MSP.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Gil Paterson GilPatersonMSP20110510.JPG West of 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
Mike Pringle Edinburgh South Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Jeremy Purvis Jeremy Purvis MSP at Bournemouth 2009.jpg Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Shona Robison ShonaRobisonMSP20110511.jpg Dundee East Constituency Scottish National Party
Mike Rumbles Mike Rumbles.jpg West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Michael Russell MichaelRussellMSP20110507.JPG South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Alex Salmond AlexSalmondMSPS20111219.jpg Gordon Constituency 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
Richard Simpson RichardSimpsonMSP20110511.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Elaine Smith ElaineSmithMSP20120524.jpg Coatbridge and Chryston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Elizabeth Smith ElizabethSmithMSP20110508.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Iain Smith Iain smith.jpg North East Fife Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Margaret Smith Edinburgh West Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Shirley-Anne Somerville Lothians
(since 31/08/2007)
Regional Scottish National Party
Nicol Stephen Nicol Stephen.jpg Aberdeen South Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Stewart Stevenson StewartStevensonMSP20110510.JPG Banff and Buchan Constituency Scottish National Party
David Stewart DavidStewartMSP20110511.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Jamie Stone Jamie Stone.jpg Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Nicola Sturgeon NicolaSturgeonMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Govan Constituency Scottish National Party
John Swinney JohnSwinneyMSP20110510.JPG North Tayside Constituency Scottish National Party
Dave Thompson DaveThompsonMSP20120629.jpg Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Jim Tolson Dunfermline West Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Maureen Watt MaureenWatt20110507.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish National 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
David Whitton Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Bill Wilson West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
John Wilson JohnWilsonMSP.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party

Former MSPs[edit]

Name Image Member for Type Party Notes
Stefan Tymkewycz Lothians Regional Scottish National Party resigned 31 August 2007
Bashir Ahmad Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party died 6 February 2009

Changes[edit]

Date Constituency/region Gain Loss Note
14 May 2007 Galloway and Upper Nithsdale Presiding Officer Conservative Alex Fergusson is elected as the Presiding Officer and had to take voluntary suspension from his party.
31 August 2007 Lothians SNP SNP Stefan Tymkewycz resigned from the Parliament.[1] He was replaced by Shirley-Anne Somerville.[1]
6 February 2009 Glasgow SNP SNP Bashir Ahmad died.[2] He was replaced by Anne McLaughlin.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MSP announces move to step down". BBC News. BBC. 18 August 2007. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Scotland's first Muslim MSP dies". BBC News. BBC. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  3. ^ "By-election figure to become MSP". BBC News. BBC. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2016.

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