5th Scottish Parliament

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5th Scottish Parliament
4th Scottish Parliament
Members elected to the the 5th Scottish Parliament.jpg
Members elected to the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2016
Overview
JurisdictionScotland
Meeting placeScottish Parliament Building
Term12 May 2016 –
Election5 May 2016
GovernmentSecond Sturgeon government
Members129
Presiding OfficerKen Macintosh

This is a list of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) who were returned to the fifth session of the Scottish Parliament. Of the 129 MSPs returned at the 2016 election, 73 were returned from first past the post constituencies with a further 56 members returned from eight regions, each electing seven MSPs as a form of mixed member proportional representation.

Parliament reconvened on 12 May 2016 with the swearing-in of MSPs and the election of the presiding officer and two deputy presiding officers.[1] Queen Elizabeth II formally opened the fifth session on 2 July 2016.[2]

Composition[edit]

Party May 2016
election
17 January 2019
current
Scottish National Party 63 62
Scottish Conservative Party 31 31
Scottish Labour Party 24 23
Scottish Green Party 6 6
Scottish Liberal Democrats 5 5
Independent 0 1
Presiding Officer 0 1
Total 129 129
Government majority −3 −4

Government parties denoted with bullets (•)

List of MSPs[edit]

This is a list of MSPs. The changes table below records all changes in party affiliation during the session, since the May 2016 election.

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Name Image Member for Type Party
George Adam GeorgeAdamMSP20110511.jpg Paisley Constituency Scottish National Party
Clare Adamson ClareAdamsonMSP20110507.JPG Motherwell and Wishaw Constituency Scottish National Party
Alasdair Allan AlasdairAllanMSP20120530.jpg Na h-Eileanan an Iar Constituency Scottish National Party
Tom Arthur Tom Arthur.jpg Renfrewshire South 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
Jeremy Balfour Jeremy Balfour MSP.jpg Lothian Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Michelle Ballantyne MichelleBallantyneMSP.jpg South Scotland
(since 23/05/17)
Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Claudia Beamish ClaudiaBeamishMSP20110510.JPG South Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Colin Beattie Colin Beattie.JPG Midlothian North and Musselburgh Constituency Scottish National Party
Neil Bibby Neil Bibby.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Bill Bowman Bill Bowman MSP.jpg North East Scotland
(since 21/12/16)
Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Miles Briggs Miles Briggs.jpg Lothian Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Keith Brown Keith Brown.JPG Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Constituency Scottish National Party
Alexander Burnett Alexander Burnett.jpg Aberdeenshire West Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Donald Cameron Donald Cameron MSP.jpg Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Aileen Campbell Aileen Campbell.jpg Clydesdale Constituency Scottish National Party
Jackson Carlaw JacksonCarlawMSP20110509.JPG Eastwood Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Finlay Carson FinlayCarsonMSP.jpg Galloway and West Dumfries Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Peter Chapman Peter Chapman.jpg North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Willie Coffey WillieCoffeyMSP20120523.jpg Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Alex Cole-Hamilton AlexCole-HamiltonMSP.jpg Edinburgh Western Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Angela Constance AngelaConstanceMSP20110510.JPG Almond Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Maurice Corry MauriceCorryMSP.jpg West Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Bruce Crawford BruceCrawfordMSP20110509.JPG Stirling Constituency Scottish National Party
Roseanna Cunningham RoseannaCunningham20110615.jpg Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Constituency Scottish National Party
Ruth Davidson RuthDavidsonMSP20120529.jpg Edinburgh Central Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Ash Denham AshDenhamMSP-May2016.jpg Edinburgh Eastern Constituency Scottish National Party
Graeme Dey GraemeDeyMSP20110507.jpg Angus South Constituency Scottish National Party
Bob Doris BobDorisMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Constituency Scottish National Party
James Dornan JamesDornanMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Cathcart Constituency Scottish National Party
Kezia Dugdale KeziaDugdaleMSP20110509.JPG Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
Mairi Evans MairiEvansMSP-May2016.jpg Angus North and Mearns Constituency Scottish National Party
Annabelle Ewing AnnabelleEwingMSP20110510.JPG Cowdenbeath Constituency Scottish National Party
Fergus Ewing FergusEwingMSP20110509.JPG Inverness and Nairn Constituency Scottish National Party
Linda Fabiani LindaFabianiMSP20110507.JPG East Kilbride Constituency Scottish National Party
Mary Fee MaryFeeMSP20110510.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Neil Findlay NeilFindlayMSP20110510.JPG Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
John Finnie JohnFinnie261012.jpg Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Green Party
Joe FitzPatrick JoeFitzPatrickMSP20110511.JPG Dundee City West Constituency Scottish National Party
Kate Forbes KateForbesMSP-May2016.jpg Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch Constituency Scottish National Party
Murdo Fraser MurdoFraserMSP20110510.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Jeane Freeman JeaneFreemanMSP.jpg Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Kenneth Gibson KennethGibsonMSP20110507.JPG Cunninghame North Constituency Scottish National Party
Jenny Gilruth JennyGilruthMSP-May2016.jpg Mid Fife and Glenrothes Constituency Scottish National Party
Maurice Golden MauriceGoldenMSP.jpg West Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Christine Grahame ChristineGrahameMSP20110510.JPG Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale Constituency Scottish National Party
Rhoda Grant RhodaGrantMSP20110511.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Iain Gray IainGrayMSP20110510.JPG East Lothian Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jamie Greene JamieGreeneMSP.jpg West Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Ross Greer RossGreerMSP.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish Green Party
Mark Griffin MarkGriffinMSP20110510.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Jamie Halcro Johnston JamieHalcroJohnstonMSP.jpg Highlands and Islands
(since 20/06/17)
Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Rachael Hamilton RachaelHamiltonMSP.jpg Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Emma Harper EmmaHarperMSP-May2016.jpg South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Alison Harris AlisonHarrisMSP.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Patrick Harvie PatrickHarvieMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish Green Party
Clare Haughey ClareHaugheyMSP-May2016.jpg Rutherglen Constituency Scottish National Party
Jamie Hepburn JamieHepburnMSP20110511.JPG Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Constituency Scottish National Party
Fiona Hyslop FionaHyslopMSP20110511.JPG Linlithgow Constituency Scottish National Party
Daniel Johnson David Johnson MSP.jpg Edinburgh Southern Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Alison Johnstone AlisonJohnstoneMSP20120119.jpg Lothian Regional Scottish Green Party
James Kelly JamesKellyMSP20120223.jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Liam Kerr North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Bill Kidd BillKiddMSP20070509.jpg Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish National Party
Johann Lamont JohannLamontMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Monica Lennon Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Richard Leonard RichardLeonardMSP.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Gordon Lindhurst Lothian Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Richard Lochhead RichardLochheadMSP20110511.jpg Moray Constituency Scottish National Party
Dean Lockhart Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Richard Lyle RichardLyleMSP20120127.jpg Uddingston and Bellshill Constituency Scottish National Party
Angus MacDonald AngusMacDonaldMSP20110510.JPG Falkirk East Constituency Scottish National Party
Gordon MacDonald GordonMacDonaldMSP20120529.jpg Edinburgh Pentlands Constituency Scottish National Party
Lewis Macdonald LewisMacdonaldMSP20110510.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Fulton MacGregor Coatbridge and Chryston Constituency Scottish National Party
Ken Macintosh KenMacintoshMSP20110511.jpg West Scotland Regional Presiding Officer
Derek Mackay DerekMacKayMSP20110509.JPG Renfrewshire North and West Constituency Scottish National Party
Rona Mackay Rona Mackay MSP.jpg Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish National Party
Ben Macpherson BenMacphersonMSP-May2016.jpg Edinburgh North and Leith Constituency Scottish National Party
Ruth Maguire RuthMaguireMSP-Nov2016.jpg Cunninghame South Constituency Scottish National Party
Jenny Marra JennyMarraMSP20110511.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Gillian Martin GillianMartinMSP-May2016.jpg Aberdeenshire East Constituency Scottish National Party
John Mason JohnMasonMSP20110509.JPG Glasgow Shettleston Constituency Scottish National Party
Tom Mason North East Scotland
(since 20/06/17)
Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Michael Matheson MichaelMathesonMSP20110507.JPG Falkirk West Constituency Scottish National Party
Joan McAlpine JoanMcAlpineMSP20120529.jpg South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Liam McArthur LiamMcArthurMSP20110510.JPG Orkney Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Mark McDonald MarkMcDonaldMSP20110507.JPG Aberdeen Donside Constituency Independent
Ivan McKee IvanMcKeeMSP-May2016.jpg Glasgow Provan Constituency Scottish National Party
Christina McKelvie ChristinaMcKelvieMSP20110510.JPG Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Constituency Scottish National Party
Stuart McMillan StuartMcMillanMSP20110510.JPG Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency Scottish National Party
Pauline McNeill Pauline McNeill.jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Margaret Mitchell MargaretMitchellMSP20120529.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Edward Mountain Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Oliver Mundell Dumfriesshire Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Alex Neil AlexNeilMSP20110507.jpg Airdrie and Shotts Constituency Scottish National Party
Gil Paterson GilPatersonMSP20110510.JPG Clydebank and Milngavie Constituency Scottish National Party
Willie Rennie WillieRennieMSP20110510.JPG North East Fife Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Shona Robison ShonaRobisonMSP20110511.jpg Dundee City East Constituency Scottish National Party
Gail Ross GailRossMSP-May2016.jpg Caithness, Sutherland and Ross Constituency Scottish National Party
Alex Rowley Alex Rowley in the Scottish Parliament 2016.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Mike Rumbles Mike Rumbles.jpg North East Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Mark Ruskell MarkRuskellMSP-May2016.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Green Party
Michael Russell MichaelRussellMSP20110507.JPG Argyll and Bute Constituency Scottish National Party
Anas Sarwar AnasSarwarMP-crop.jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
John Scott JohnScottMSP20110509.JPG Ayr Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Tavish Scott TavishScottMSP20110510.JPG Shetland Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Graham Simpson Graham Simpson.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Elaine Smith ElaineSmithMSP20120524.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Elizabeth Smith ElizabethSmithMSP20110508.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Colin Smyth South Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Shirley-Anne Somerville Dunfermline Constituency Scottish National Party
Stewart Stevenson StewartStevensonMSP20110510.JPG Banffshire and Buchan Coast Constituency Scottish National Party
Alexander Stewart Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
David Stewart DavidStewartMSP20110511.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Kevin Stewart KevinStewartMSP20110507.JPG Aberdeen Central Constituency Scottish National Party
Nicola Sturgeon NicolaSturgeonMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Southside Constituency Scottish National Party
John Swinney JohnSwinneyMSP20110510.JPG Perthshire North Constituency Scottish National Party
Maree Todd Maree Todd MSP - May 2016.jpg Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Adam Tomkins Adam Tomkins MSP.jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
David Torrance DavidTorranceMSP20111207.jpg Kirkcaldy Constituency Scottish National Party
Maureen Watt MaureenWatt20110507.JPG Aberdeen South and North Kincardine Constituency Scottish National Party
Annie Wells Glasgow Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Paul Wheelhouse PaulWheelhouseMSP20110507.JPG South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Sandra White SandraWhiteMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Kelvin Constituency Scottish National Party
Brian Whittle BrianWhittleMSP.jpg South Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Andy Wightman AndyWightmanMSP.JPG Lothian Regional Scottish Green Party
Humza Yousaf HumzaYousafMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Pollok Constituency Scottish National Party

Former MSPs[edit]

Name Image Member for Type Party Notes
Alex Johnstone AlexJohnstoneMSP20110509.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Died 7 December 2016
John Lamont JohnLamontMSP20110510.JPG Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Resigned 4 May 2017
Douglas Ross Douglas Ross MSP.jpg Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Resigned 13 June 2017
Ross Thomson Ross Thomson.png North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Resigned 13 June 2017

Changes[edit]

Date Constituency/region Gain Loss Note
12 May 2016 West Scotland Presiding Officer Labour Ken Macintosh was elected Presiding Officer and consequently had to renounce his party affiliation.[3][4]
7 December 2016 North East Scotland Conservative Conservative Alex Johnstone died on 7 December 2016, aged 55.[5] It was announced on 13 December that the Conservatives had nominated Bill Bowman to replace Johnstone.[6] Bowman was sworn in on 21 December.[7]
4 May 2017 Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire Conservative Conservative John Lamont resigned his seat, effective 4 May 2017, in order to contest the 2017 UK general election.[8] This triggered a by-election in his Scottish Parliament seat took at the same day as the UK general election (8 June 2017).[8] Rachael Hamilton won the seat.
4 May 2017 South Scotland Conservative Conservative Rachael Hamilton resigned her list seat in order to contest the Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire by-election, 2017 on 8 June.[9] She was replaced by Michelle Ballantyne,[10] who was sworn in on 23 May.[11]
13 June 2017 Highlands and Islands Conservative Conservative Douglas Ross resigned his seat in the Scottish Parliament, having won election to the UK Parliament in the 2017 general election.[12] Ross was succeeded by Jamie Halcro Johnston, who was sworn in on 20 June.[13]
13 June 2017 North East Scotland Conservative Conservative Ross Thomson resigned his seat in the Scottish Parliament, having won election to the UK Parliament in the 2017 general election.[12] Thomson was succeeded by Tom Mason, who was sworn in on 20 June.[13]
15 November 2017 Mid Scotland and Fife Independent Labour Alex Rowley was suspended by Labour due to allegations about his conduct.[14]
16 November 2017 Aberdeen Donside Independent SNP Mark McDonald was suspended by the SNP due to allegations about his conduct,[15] and he subsequently resigned his membership of the SNP.[16]
19 December 2017 Mid Scotland and Fife Labour Independent Alex Rowley was reinstated by Labour.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vevers, Den (12 May 2016). "MSPs sworn in as Scottish Parliament resumes business". STV News. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Queen urges calm in 'challenging world'". BBC News. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Ken Macintosh chosen as Holyrood presiding officer". BBC News. BBC. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  4. ^ Brooks, Libby (12 May 2016). "Ken Macintosh elected as presiding officer of Scottish parliament". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Scottish Conservative MSP Alex Johnstone dies aged 55". BBC News. BBC. 7 December 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Replacement for late MSP Alex Johnstone announced as Bill Bowman". BBC News. BBC. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  7. ^ "New Conservative MSP Bill Bowman takes his oath of allegiance". BBC News. BBC. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Tory MSP to quit Holyrood to stand for Westminster". BBC News. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  9. ^ "MSP Rachael Hamilton quits to fight Holyrood by-election". BBC News. BBC. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  10. ^ Freeman, Tom (18 May 2017). "Selkirkshire councillor Michelle Ballantyne is new Tory MSP". Holyrood Magazine. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  11. ^ "New Conservative MSP sworn in at Holyrood". BBC News. BBC. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Newly-elected Tory MPs quit Holyrood for Westminster". BBC News. BBC. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Two new Conservative MSPs sworn in at Holyrood". BBC News. BBC. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Labour suspends deputy leader Alex Rowley during conduct probe". BBC News. BBC. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  15. ^ "SNP suspends former government minister". BBC News. BBC. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Mark McDonald quits SNP but continues as MSP". BBC News. BBC. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Leonard unveils new Scottish Labour front bench team". BBC News. BBC. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.

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