1st Scottish Parliament

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1st Scottish Parliament
2nd Scottish Parliament
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Overview
Jurisdiction Scotland, United Kingdom
Meeting place General Assembly
Election 1999
Government Dewar government
McLeish government
First McConnell government
Members 129
Presiding Officer David 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
Adam, BrianBrian Adam Brian Adam MSP.jpg North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Aitken, BillBill Aitken Glasgow Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Alexander, WendyWendy Alexander Wendy Alexander.jpg Paisley North Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Baillie, JackieJackie Baillie JackieBaillieMSP20110511.JPG Dumbarton Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Barrie, ScottScott Barrie Dunfermline West Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Boyack, SarahSarah Boyack Sarah Boyack MSP 2011.jpg Edinburgh Central Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Brankin, RhonaRhona Brankin Rhona Brankin.jpg Midlothian Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Brown, RobertRobert Brown Robert Brown (Scottish Government).jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Butler, BillBill Butler Bb3-billbutler.jpg Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Campbell, ColinColin Campbell West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Canavan, DennisDennis Canavan Falkirk West Constituency Independent
Chisholm, MalcolmMalcolm Chisholm MalcolmChisholmMSP20110510.JPG Edinburgh North and Leith Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Craigie, CathieCathie Craigie Cathy-Craigie.jpg Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Crawford, BruceBruce Crawford BruceCrawfordMSP20110509.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Cunningham, RoseannaRoseanna Cunningham RoseannaCunningham20110615.jpg Perth Constituency Scottish National Party
Curran, MargaretMargaret Curran MargaretCurranMP.jpg Glasgow Baillieston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Davidson, DavidDavid Davidson North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Deacon, SusanSusan Deacon Susan Deacon.jpg Edinburgh East and Musselburgh Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Douglas-Hamilton, JamesJames Douglas-Hamilton Lothians Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Eadie, HelenHelen Eadie HelenEadieMSPPortrait.jpg Dunfermline East Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Elder, Dorothy GraceDorothy Grace Elder Glasgow Regional Independent
Ewing, FergusFergus Ewing FergusEwingMSP20110509.JPG Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber Constituency Scottish National Party
Ewing, MargaretMargaret Ewing Moray Constituency Scottish National Party
Ewing, WinnieWinnie Ewing Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Fabiani, LindaLinda Fabiani LindaFabianiMSP20110507.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Ferguson, PatriciaPatricia Ferguson PatriciaFergusonMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Fergusson, AlexAlex Fergusson AlexFergussonMSP20110511.jpg South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Finnie, RossRoss Finnie Ross Finnie.jpg West of Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Fitzpatrick, BrianBrian Fitzpatrick Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Fraser, MurdoMurdo Fraser MurdoFraserMSP20110510.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Gallie, PhilPhil Gallie South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Gibson, KennethKenneth Gibson KennethGibsonMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Gillon, KarenKaren Gillon KarenGillon.jpg Clydesdale Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Godman, TrishTrish Godman West Renfrewshire Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Goldie, AnnabelAnnabel Goldie AnnabelGoldieMSP20110510.JPG West of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Gorrie, DonaldDonald Gorrie Central Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Grahame, ChristineChristine Grahame ChristineGrahameMSP20110510.JPG South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Grant, RhodaRhoda Grant RhodaGrantMSP20110511.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Gray, IainIain Gray Iain Gray.jpg Edinburgh Pentlands Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Hamilton, DuncanDuncan Hamilton Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Harding, KeithKeith Harding Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Harper, RobinRobin Harper RobinHarper.jpg Lothians Regional Scottish Green Party
Henry, HughHugh Henry HughHenryMSP20110510.JPG Paisley South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Home Robertson, JohnJohn Home Robertson East Lothian Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Hughes, JanisJanis Hughes Glasgow Rutherglen Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Hyslop, FionaFiona Hyslop FionaHyslopMSP20110511.JPG Lothians Regional Scottish National Party
Ingram, AdamAdam Ingram AdamIngramMSP20110511.jpg South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Jackson, GordonGordon Jackson Glasgow Govan Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jackson, SylviaSylvia Jackson Stirling Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jamieson, CathyCathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson.jpg Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jamieson, MargaretMargaret Jamieson Kilmarnock and Loudoun Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jenkins, IanIan Jenkins Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Johnstone, AlexAlex Johnstone AlexJohnstoneMSP20110509.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Kerr, AndyAndy Kerr Andy Kerr.jpg East Kilbride Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Lamont, JohannJohann Lamont JohannLamontMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Pollok Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Livingstone, MarilynMarilyn Livingstone Kirkcaldy Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Lochhead, RichardRichard Lochhead RichardLochheadMSP20110511.jpg North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Lyon, GeorgeGeorge Lyon George Lyon MEP at Bournemouth 2009.jpg Argyll and Bute Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
MacAskill, KennyKenny MacAskill KennyMacAskillMSP20110509.JPG Lothians Regional Scottish National Party
Macdonald, LewisLewis Macdonald LewisMacdonaldMSP20110510.JPG Aberdeen Central Constituency Scottish Labour Party
MacDonald, MargoMargo MacDonald MargoMacDonaldMSP20111121.jpg Lothians Regional Independent
Macintosh, KenKen Macintosh KenMacintoshMSP20110511.jpg Eastwood Constituency Scottish Labour Party
MacKay, AngusAngus MacKay Angus MacKay.jpg Edinburgh South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Maclean, KateKate Maclean Dundee West Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Macmillan, MaureenMaureen Macmillan Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Martin, PaulPaul Martin PaulMartinMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Marwick, TriciaTricia Marwick TriciaMarwickMSP20110517.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Matheson, MichaelMichael Matheson MichaelMathesonMSP20110507.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McAllion, JohnJohn McAllion Dundee East Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McAveety, FrankFrank McAveety Frank McAveety MSP.jpg Glasgow Shettleston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McCabe, TomTom McCabe Tom McCabe.jpg Hamilton South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McConnell, JackJack McConnell Jack McConnell.jpg Motherwell and Wishaw Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McGrigor, JamieJamie McGrigor JamieMcGrigorMSP20110509.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
McGugan, IreneIrene McGugan North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McIntosh, LyndsayLyndsay McIntosh Central Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
McLeish, HenryHenry McLeish Henry Mcleish.jpg Central Fife Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McLeod, FionaFiona McLeod FionaMcLeodMSP20110507.JPG West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McLetchie, DavidDavid McLetchie DavidMcLetchieMSP20110509.JPG Lothians Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
McMahon, MichaelMichael McMahon MichaelMcMahonMSP20110510.JPG Hamilton North and Bellshill Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McNeil, DuncanDuncan McNeil DuncanMcNeilMSP20110511.JPG Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McNeill, PaulinePauline McNeill Pauline McNeill.jpg Glasgow Kelvin Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McNulty, DesDes McNulty Des McNulty.jpg Clydebank and Milngavie Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Monteith, BrianBrian Monteith Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Morgan, AlasdairAlasdair Morgan Galloway and Upper Nithsdale Constituency Scottish National Party
Morrison, AlasdairAlasdair Morrison Western Isles Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Muldoon, BristowBristow Muldoon Bristow Muldoon - 2014-10-30 - Andy Mabbett.jpg Livingston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Mulligan, MaryMary Mulligan MaryMulligan.jpg Linlithgow Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Mundell, DavidDavid Mundell David Mundell UK Gov.jpg South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Munro, John FarquharJohn Farquhar Munro Ross, Skye and Inverness West Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Murray, ElaineElaine Murray ElaineMurrayMSP20110510.JPG Dumfries Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Neil, AlexAlex Neil AlexNeilMSP20110507.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Oldfather, IreneIrene Oldfather Cunninghame South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Paterson, GilGil Paterson GilPatersonMSP20110510.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Peacock, PeterPeter Peacock Peter Peacock.jpg Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Peattie, CathyCathy Peattie Falkirk East Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Quinan, LloydLloyd Quinan West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Radcliffe, NoraNora Radcliffe Gordon Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Raffan, KeithKeith Raffan Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Reid, GeorgeGeorge Reid George reid msp.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Robison, ShonaShona Robison ShonaRobisonMSP20110511.jpg North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Robson, EuanEuan Robson Roxburgh and Berwickshire Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Rumbles, MikeMike Rumbles Mike Rumbles.jpg West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Russell, MichaelMichael Russell Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning (2).jpg South of Scotland Regional 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
Sheridan, TommyTommy Sheridan TommySheridan2007.jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Socialist Party
Simpson, RichardRichard Simpson Richard Simpson (politician).jpg Ochil Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Smith, ElaineElaine Smith ElaineSmithMSP20120524.jpg Coatbridge and Chryston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Smith, IainIain Smith Iain smith.jpg North East Fife Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Smith, MargaretMargaret Smith Edinburgh West Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Steel, DavidDavid Steel David Steel, October 2007.jpg Lothians Regional Presiding Officer
Stephen, NicolNicol Stephen Nicol Stephen.jpg Aberdeen South Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Stevenson, StewartStewart Stevenson StewartStevensonMSP20110510.JPG Banff and Buchan Constituency Scottish National Party
Stone, JamieJamie Stone Jamie Stone.jpg Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Sturgeon, NicolaNicola Sturgeon NicolaSturgeonMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Swinney, JohnJohn Swinney JohnSwinneyMSP20110510.JPG North Tayside Constituency Scottish National Party
Thomson, ElaineElaine Thomson Aberdeen North Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Tosh, MurrayMurray Tosh South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Ullrich, KayKay Ullrich West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Wallace, BenBen Wallace Ben Wallace MP face on detailed GE 15 Wyre and Preston North.jpg North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Wallace, JimJim Wallace Jim Wallace.jpg Orkney Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Watson, MikeMike Watson Glasgow Cathcart Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Welsh, AndrewAndrew Welsh Angus Constituency Scottish National Party
White, SandraSandra White SandraWhiteMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Whitefield, KarenKaren Whitefield KarenWhitefield.jpg Airdrie and Shotts Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Wilson, AllanAllan Wilson Cunninghame North Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Wilson, AndrewAndrew Wilson Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Young, JohnJohn Young West of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Former MSPs[edit]

Name Image Member for Type Party Notes
Dewar, DonaldDonald Dewar Donald Dewar.jpg Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish Labour Party Deceased
Galbraith, SamSam Galbraith Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish Labour Party Resigned
Johnston, NickNick Johnston Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Resigned
Welsh, IanIan Welsh Ayr Constituency Scottish Labour Party Resigned
Salmond, AlexAlex 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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