3rd Scottish Parliament

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3rd Scottish Parliament
2nd Scottish Parliament 4th Scottish Parliament
SPCB - Public entrance at the Scottish Parliament.jpg
Overview
Jurisdiction Scotland, United Kingdom
Meeting place Scottish Parliament Building
Election 2007
Government First Salmond government
Members 129
Presiding Officer Alex 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
Adam, BrianBrian Adam Brian Adam MSP.jpg Aberdeen North Constituency 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
Allan, AlasdairAlasdair Allan AlasdairAllanMSP20120530.jpg Western Isles Constituency Scottish National Party
Baillie, JackieJackie Baillie JackieBaillieMSP20110511.JPG Dumbarton Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Baker, ClaireClaire Baker ClaireBakerMSP20110825.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Baker, RichardRichard Baker Richard Baker MSP.jpg North East Scotland Regional 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
Brocklebank, TedTed Brocklebank Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Brown, GavinGavin Brown Gavin Brown.JPG Lothians Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Brown, KeithKeith Brown Keith Brown.JPG Ochil Constituency Scottish National Party
Brown, RobertRobert Brown Robert Brown (Scottish Government).jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Brownlee, DerekDerek Brownlee South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Butler, BillBill Butler Bb3-billbutler.jpg Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Campbell, AileenAileen Campbell AileenCampbellMSP20110510.JPG South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Carlaw, JacksonJackson Carlaw JacksonCarlawMSP20110509.JPG West of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Chisholm, MalcolmMalcolm Chisholm MalcolmChisholmMSP20110510.JPG Edinburgh North and Leith Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Coffey, WillieWillie Coffey WillieCoffeyMSP20120523.jpg Kilmarnock and Loudoun Constituency Scottish National Party
Constance, AngelaAngela Constance AngelaConstanceMSP20110510.JPG Livingston Constituency Scottish National Party
Craigie, CathieCathie Craigie Cathy-Craigie.jpg Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Crawford, BruceBruce Crawford BruceCrawfordMSP20110509.JPG Stirling Constituency Scottish National Party
Cunningham, RoseannaRoseanna Cunningham RoseannaCunningham20110615.jpg Perth Constituency Scottish National Party
Curran, MargaretMargaret Curran MargaretCurranMP.jpg Glasgow Baillieston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Don, NigelNigel Don NigelDonMSP20110507.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Doris, BobBob Doris BobDorisMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Eadie, HelenHelen Eadie HelenEadieMSPPortrait.jpg Dunfermline East Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Ewing, FergusFergus Ewing FergusEwingMSP20110509.JPG Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber Constituency 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 Galloway and Upper Nithsdale Constituency Presiding Officer
Finnie, RossRoss Finnie Ross Finnie.jpg West of Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
FitzPatrick, JoeJoe FitzPatrick JoeFitzPatrickMSP20110511.JPG Dundee West Constituency Scottish National Party
Foulkes, GeorgeGeorge Foulkes Lord Foulkes of Cumnock.jpg Lothians Regional Scottish Labour Party
Fraser, MurdoMurdo Fraser MurdoFraserMSP20110510.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Gibson, KennethKenneth Gibson KennethGibsonMSP20110507.JPG Cunninghame North Constituency Scottish National Party
Gibson, RobRob Gibson RobGibsonMSP20110510.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Gillon, KarenKaren Gillon KarenGillon.jpg Clydesdale Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Glen, MarlynMarlyn Glen Marlyn-Glen.jpg North East Scotland Regional 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
Gordon, CharlieCharlie Gordon Glasgow Cathcart Constituency Scottish Labour Party
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 IainGrayMSP20110510.JPG East Lothian Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Harper, RobinRobin Harper RobinHarper.jpg Lothians Regional Scottish Green Party
Harvie, ChristopherChristopher Harvie Prof Chris Harvie MSP in 2009.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Harvie, PatrickPatrick Harvie PatrickHarvieMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish Green Party
Henry, HughHugh Henry HughHenryMSP20110510.JPG Paisley South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Hepburn, JamieJamie Hepburn JamieHepburnMSP20110511.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Hume, JimJim Hume JimHumeMSP20110510.JPG South of Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Hyslop, FionaFiona Hyslop FionaHyslopMSP20110511.JPG Lothians Regional Scottish National Party
Ingram, AdamAdam Ingram AdamIngramMSP20110511.jpg South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Jamieson, CathyCathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson.jpg Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Johnstone, AlexAlex Johnstone AlexJohnstoneMSP20110509.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Kelly, JamesJames Kelly JamesKellyMSP20120223.jpg Glasgow Rutherglen Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Kerr, AndyAndy Kerr Andy Kerr.jpg East Kilbride Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Kidd, BillBill Kidd BillKiddMSP20070509.jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Lamont, JohannJohann Lamont JohannLamontMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Pollok Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Lamont, JohnJohn Lamont JohnLamontMSP20110510.JPG Roxburgh and Berwickshire Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Livingstone, MarilynMarilyn Livingstone Kirkcaldy Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Lochhead, RichardRichard Lochhead RichardLochheadMSP20110511.jpg Moray Constituency Scottish National Party
MacAskill, KennyKenny MacAskill KennyMacAskillMSP20110509.JPG Edinburgh East and Musselburgh Constituency 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
Martin, PaulPaul Martin PaulMartinMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Marwick, TriciaTricia Marwick TriciaMarwickMSP20110517.jpg Central Fife Constituency Scottish National Party
Mather, JimJim Mather Jim Mather, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism (2).jpg Argyll and Bute Constituency Scottish National Party
Matheson, MichaelMichael Matheson MichaelMathesonMSP20110507.JPG Falkirk West Constituency Scottish National Party
Maxwell, StewartStewart Maxwell StewartMaxwellMSP20110507.JPG West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McArthur, LiamLiam McArthur LiamMcArthurMSP20110510.JPG Orkney Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
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
McInnes, AlisonAlison McInnes AlisonMcInnesMSP20110511.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
McKee, IanIan McKee Lothians Regional Scottish National Party
McKelvie, ChristinaChristina McKelvie ChristinaMcKelvieMSP20110510.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McLaughlin, AnneAnne McLaughlin Glasgow
(since 12/02/2009)
Regional Scottish National Party
McLetchie, DavidDavid McLetchie DavidMcLetchieMSP20110509.JPG Edinburgh Pentlands Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
McMahon, MichaelMichael McMahon MichaelMcMahonMSP20110510.JPG Hamilton North and Bellshill Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McMillan, StuartStuart McMillan StuartMcMillanMSP20110510.JPG West of Scotland Regional Scottish National 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 Clydebank and Milngavie Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Milne, NanetteNanette Milne NanetteMilneMSP20110509.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Mitchell, MargaretMargaret Mitchell MargaretMitchellMSP20120529.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Morgan, AlasdairAlasdair Morgan South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Mulligan, MaryMary Mulligan MaryMulligan.jpg Linlithgow Constituency Scottish Labour 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
O'Donnell, HughHugh O'Donnell Central Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Oldfather, IreneIrene Oldfather Cunninghame South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Park, JohnJohn Park John-Park-MSP.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Paterson, GilGil Paterson GilPatersonMSP20110510.JPG West of 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
Pringle, MikeMike Pringle Edinburgh South Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Purvis, JeremyJeremy Purvis Jeremy Purvis MSP at Bournemouth 2009.jpg Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Robison, ShonaShona Robison ShonaRobisonMSP20110511.jpg Dundee East Constituency Scottish National Party
Rumbles, MikeMike Rumbles West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Russell, MichaelMichael Russell MichaelRussellMSP20110507.JPG South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Salmond, AlexAlex Salmond AlexSalmondMSPS20111219.jpg Gordon Constituency 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
Simpson, RichardRichard Simpson RichardSimpsonMSP20110511.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Smith, ElaineElaine Smith ElaineSmithMSP20120524.jpg Coatbridge and Chryston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Smith, ElizabethElizabeth Smith ElizabethSmithMSP20110508.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Smith, IainIain Smith Iain smith.jpg North East Fife Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Smith, MargaretMargaret Smith Edinburgh West Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Somerville, Shirley-AnneShirley-Anne Somerville Shirley-anne Somerville.jpg Lothians
(since 31/08/2007)
Regional Scottish National Party
Stephen, NicolNicol Stephen Nicol Stephen.jpg Aberdeen South Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Stevenson, StewartStewart Stevenson StewartStevensonMSP20110510.JPG Banff and Buchan Constituency Scottish National Party
Stewart, DavidDavid Stewart DavidStewartMSP20110511.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Stone, JamieJamie Stone Jamie Stone.jpg Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Sturgeon, NicolaNicola Sturgeon NicolaSturgeonMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Govan Constituency Scottish National Party
Swinney, JohnJohn Swinney JohnSwinneyMSP20110510.JPG North Tayside Constituency Scottish National Party
Thompson, DaveDave Thompson DaveThompsonMSP20120629.jpg Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Tolson, JimJim Tolson Dunfermline West Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Watt, MaureenMaureen Watt MaureenWatt20110507.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish National 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
Whitton, DavidDavid Whitton Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Wilson, BillBill Wilson West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Wilson, JohnJohn Wilson JohnWilsonMSP.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party

Former MSPs[edit]

Name Image Member for Type Party Notes
Tymkewycz, StefanStefan Tymkewycz Lothians Regional Scottish National Party resigned 31 August 2007
Ahmad, BashirBashir 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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