4th Scottish Parliament

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4th Scottish Parliament
3rd Scottish Parliament 5th Scottish Parliament
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Overview
Jurisdiction Scotland, United Kingdom
Meeting place Scottish Parliament Building
Election 2011
Government Second Salmond government
First Sturgeon government
Members 129
Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick

This is a list of members (MSPs) returned to the fourth Scottish Parliament at the 2011 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 2011
election
March 2016
dissolution
Scottish National Party 69 64
Scottish Labour Party 37 38
Scottish Conservative Party 15 15
Scottish Liberal Democrats 5 5
Scottish Green Party 2 2
Independents 1 3
Presiding Officer 0 1
Total 129 128
Vacant 0 1[1]
Government majority 9 1[2]

Government parties denoted with bullets (•)

Graphical representation[edit]

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths as they were in the 4th session of the Scottish Parliament.

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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. The changes table below records all changes in party affiliation during the session. See here a list of MSPs elected in the 2011 election.

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Name Image Member for Type Party
George Adam GeorgeAdamMSP20110511.jpg Paisley Constituency Scottish National Party
Clare Adamson ClareAdamsonMSP20110507.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Alasdair Allan AlasdairAllanMSP20120530.jpg Na h-Eileanan an Iar Constituency Scottish National Party
Christian Allard North East Scotland
(since 15/05/13)
Regional Scottish National Party
Jackie Baillie JackieBaillieMSP20110511.JPG Dumbarton Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Claire Baker ClaireBakerMSP20110825.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Jayne Baxter JayneBaxterMSP20121211.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife
(since 7/12/12)
Regional Scottish Labour Party
Claudia Beamish ClaudiaBeamishMSP20110510.JPG South Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Colin Beattie Colin Beattie.JPG Midlothian North and Musselburgh Constituency Scottish National Party
Marco Biagi Marco Biagi.JPG Edinburgh Central Constituency Scottish National Party
Neil Bibby Neil Bibby.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Sarah Boyack Sarah Boyack MSP 2011.jpg Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
Lesley Brennan Lesley Brennan.jpg North East Scotland
(since 13/1/16)
Regional Scottish Labour Party
Chic Brodie Chic Brodie.jpg South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Gavin Brown Gavin Brown.JPG Lothian Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Keith Brown Keith Brown.JPG Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Constituency Scottish National Party
Cameron Buchanan CameronBuchananMSP20140129.jpg Lothian
(since 04/09/13)
Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Margaret Burgess Margaret Burgess.jpg Cunninghame South Constituency Scottish National Party
Aileen Campbell Aileen Campbell.jpg Clydesdale Constituency Scottish National Party
Roderick Campbell RoderickCampbellMSP20110511.JPG North East Fife Constituency Scottish National Party
Jackson Carlaw JacksonCarlawMSP20110509.JPG West 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 Irvine Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Angela Constance AngelaConstanceMSP20110510.JPG Almond Valley Constituency Scottish National 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 Glasgow Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Graeme Dey GraemeDeyMSP20110507.jpg Angus South Constituency Scottish National Party
Nigel Don NigelDonMSP20110507.JPG Angus North and Mearns Constituency Scottish National Party
Bob Doris BobDorisMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
James Dornan JamesDornanMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Cathcart Constituency Scottish National Party
Kezia Dugdale KeziaDugdaleMSP20110509.JPG Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
Jim Eadie JimEadieMSP20110509.JPG Edinburgh Southern Constituency Scottish National Party
Annabelle Ewing AnnabelleEwingMSP20110510.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional 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
Patricia Ferguson PatriciaFergusonMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Alex Fergusson AlexFergussonMSP20110511.jpg Galloway and West Dumfries Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Neil Findlay NeilFindlayMSP20110510.JPG Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
John Finnie JohnFinnie261012.jpg Highlands and Islands Regional Independent
Joe FitzPatrick JoeFitzPatrickMSP20110511.JPG Dundee City West Constituency Scottish National 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 Caithness, Sutherland and Ross Constituency Scottish National Party
Annabel Goldie AnnabelGoldieMSP20110510.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
Mark Griffin MarkGriffinMSP20110510.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Patrick Harvie PatrickHarvieMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish Green Party
Hugh Henry HughHenryMSP20110510.JPG Renfrewshire South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jamie Hepburn JamieHepburnMSP20110511.JPG Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Constituency Scottish National Party
Cara Hilton Cara Hilton.jpg Dunfermline
(since 25/10/13)
Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jim Hume JimHumeMSP20110510.JPG South Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Fiona Hyslop FionaHyslopMSP20110511.JPG Linlithgow Constituency Scottish National Party
Adam Ingram AdamIngramMSP20110511.jpg Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Alex Johnstone AlexJohnstoneMSP20110509.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Alison Johnstone AlisonJohnstoneMSP20120119.jpg Lothian Regional Scottish Green Party
Colin Keir ColinKeirMSP20110507.JPG Edinburgh Western Constituency Scottish National Party
James Kelly JamesKellyMSP20120223.jpg Rutherglen Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Bill Kidd BillKiddMSP20070509.jpg Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish National Party
Johann Lamont JohannLamontMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Pollok Constituency Scottish Labour Party
John Lamont JohnLamontMSP20110510.JPG Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Richard Lochhead RichardLochheadMSP20110511.jpg Moray Constituency Scottish National Party
Richard Lyle RichardLyleMSP20120127.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Kenny MacAskill KennyMacAskillMSP20110509.JPG Edinburgh Eastern 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
Ken Macintosh KenMacintoshMSP20110511.jpg Eastwood Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Derek Mackay DerekMacKayMSP20110509.JPG Renfrewshire North and West Constituency Scottish National Party
Mike MacKenzie MikeMacKenzieMSP20110509.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Hanzala Malik HanzalaMalikMSP20110601.jpg Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Jenny Marra JennyMarraMSP20110511.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Paul Martin PaulMartinMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Provan Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Tricia Marwick TriciaMarwickMSP20110517.jpg Mid Fife and Glenrothes Constituency Presiding Officer
John Mason JohnMasonMSP20110509.JPG Glasgow Shettleston Constituency Scottish National Party
Michael Matheson MichaelMathesonMSP20110507.JPG Falkirk West Constituency Scottish National Party
Stewart Maxwell StewartMaxwellMSP20110507.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Joan McAlpine JoanMcAlpineMSP20120529.jpg South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Liam McArthur LiamMcArthurMSP20110510.JPG Orkney Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Margaret McCulloch MargaretMcCullochMSP2012082.jpg Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Mark McDonald MarkMcDonaldMSP20110507.JPG Aberdeen Donside
(since 20/06/13)
Constituency Scottish National Party
Margaret McDougall MargaretMcDougallMSP20110510.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Sir Jamie McGrigor, Bt JamieMcGrigorMSP20110509.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Alison McInnes AlisonMcInnesMSP20110511.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Christina McKelvie ChristinaMcKelvieMSP20110510.JPG Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Constituency Scottish National Party
Aileen McLeod AileenMcLeodMSP20110507.JPG South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Fiona McLeod FionaMcLeodMSP20110507.JPG Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish National Party
Michael McMahon MichaelMcMahonMSP20110510.JPG Uddingston and Bellshill Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Siobhan McMahon SiobhanMcMahonMSP20110510.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Stuart McMillan StuartMcMillanMSP20110510.JPG West Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Duncan McNeil DuncanMcNeilMSP20110511.JPG Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Anne McTaggart AnneMcTaggartMSP20110508.JPG Glasgow Regional 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
Elaine Murray ElaineMurrayMSP20110510.JPG Dumfriesshire Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Alex Neil AlexNeilMSP20110507.jpg Airdrie and Shotts Constituency Scottish National Party
Gil Paterson GilPatersonMSP20110510.JPG Clydebank and Milngavie Constituency Scottish National Party
Graeme Pearson GraemePearsonMSP20110508.JPG South Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
John Pentland JohnPentlandMSP20110508.JPG Motherwell and Wishaw Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Willie Rennie WillieRennieMSP20110510.JPG Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Dennis Robertson DennisRobertson20120627.jpg Aberdeenshire West Constituency Scottish National Party
Shona Robison ShonaRobisonMSP20110511.jpg Dundee City East Constituency Scottish National Party
Alex Rowley Alex Rowley in the Scottish Parliament 2016.jpg Cowdenbeath
(since 23/01/14)
Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Michael Russell MichaelRussellMSP20110507.JPG Argyll and Bute Constituency Scottish National Party
Alex Salmond AlexSalmondMSPS20111219.jpg Aberdeenshire East 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
Drew Smith DrewSmithMSP20110614.jpg Glasgow 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
Stewart Stevenson StewartStevensonMSP20110510.JPG Banffshire and Buchan Coast Constituency Scottish National 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
Dave Thompson DaveThompsonMSP20120629.jpg Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch Constituency Scottish National Party
David Torrance DavidTorranceMSP20111207.jpg Kirkcaldy Constituency Scottish National Party
Jean Urquhart JeanUrquhartMSP20110510.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Independent
Maureen Watt MaureenWatt20110507.JPG Aberdeen South and North Kincardine Constituency Scottish National Party
Paul Wheelhouse PaulWheelhouseMSP20110507.JPG South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Sandra White SandraWhiteMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow Kelvin Constituency Scottish National Party
John Wilson JohnWilsonMSP.jpg Central Scotland Regional Independent
Humza Yousaf HumzaYousafMSP20110507.JPG Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party

Former MSPs[edit]

Name Image Member for Type Party Notes
John Park John-Park-MSP.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party resigned 7 December 2012
Brian Adam BrianAdamMSP20070509.jpg Aberdeen Donside Constituency Scottish National Party died 25 April 2013
David McLetchie DavidMcLetchieMSP20110509.JPG Lothian Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party died 12 August 2013
Bill Walker BillWalkerMSP20110720.jpg Dunfermline Constituency Independent resigned 7 September 2013
Helen Eadie HelenEadieMSP20070509.jpg Cowdenbeath Constituency Scottish Labour Party died 9 November 2013
Margo MacDonald MargoMacDonaldMSP20111121.jpg Lothian Regional Independent died 4 April 2014
Richard Baker RichardBakerMSP20110511.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party resigned 11 January 2016

Changes[edit]

Date Constituency/region Gain Loss Note
11 May 2011 Mid Fife and Glenrothes Presiding Officer SNP Tricia Marwick is elected as the Presiding Officer and had to take voluntary suspension from her party.[3]
4 March 2012 Dunfermline Independent SNP Bill Walker was suspended from the SNP pending an investigation into domestic abuse allegations.
23 October 2012 Highlands and Islands Independent SNP John Finnie resigned from the SNP because of its conference decision on NATO membership.[4] Though he joined the Scottish Green Party in October 2014, Finnie continued to sit as an independent MSP until the end of the parliament.[5]
23 October 2012 Highlands and Islands Independent SNP Jean Urquhart resigned from the SNP because of its conference decision on NATO membership.[4]
07 December 2012 Mid Scotland and Fife Labour Labour John Park resigned as an MSP to take up a full time Trade-Union position,[6] he is replaced by Jayne Baxter.
25 April 2013 Aberdeen Donside SNP Brian Adam dies of cancer at age 64,[7] causing a by-election.
14/15 May 2013 North East Scotland SNP SNP Mark McDonald resigns his position as an MSP in order to contest the Aberdeen Donside by-election, 2013. Christian Allard takes up the vacant seat as the next (and final) name on the SNP's list for the region.
20 June 2013 Aberdeen Donside SNP Mark McDonald holds the seat for the SNP in the Aberdeen Donside by-election, 2013.
12 August 2013 Lothian Conservative Conservative David McLetchie dies of cancer, aged 61.[8] He was replaced by Cameron Buchanan.
7 September 2013 Dunfermline Labour Independent Bill Walker resigned following his conviction for assault, precipitating a by-election in the constituency. He was replaced by Cara Hilton.
9 November 2013 Cowdenbeath Labour Labour Helen Eadie dies of cancer at age 66,[9] causing a by-election. She was replaced by Alex Rowley.
4 April 2014 Lothian Independent Margo MacDonald died, age 70.[1] She had been elected as an independent to a regional seat and therefore no-one could be nominated as a replacement.[1]
23 September 2014 Central Scotland Independent SNP John Wilson resigned from the SNP because of its 2012 conference decision on NATO membership.[10] Though he joined the Scottish Green Party in December 2014, Wilson continued to sit as an independent MSP until the end of the parliament. [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Independent MSP Margo MacDonald dies". BBC News. BBC. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2016. As Ms MacDonald was an independent MSP elected to Holyrood as a regional list member, there will be no by-election, and her seat will remain vacant until the next Scottish Parliament election, in 2016. 
  2. ^ "SNP MSP John Wilson quits party over Nato row". BBC News. BBC. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "SNP MSP Tricia Marwick elected presiding officer". BBC News. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "MSPs John Finnie and Jean Urquhart quit SNP over Nato policy". BBC News. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Why I’ve joined the Scottish Greens, John Finnie MSP.
  6. ^ "Member's Oath/Affirmation: Jayne Baxter". BBC News. 10 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Aberdeen SNP MSP Brian Adam dies aged 64". BBC News. 25 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Former Scottish Conservative leader David McLetchie dies". BBC News. BBC. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Labour MSP Helen Eadie dies, aged 66". BBC News. 9 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "SNP MSP John Wilson quits party over Nato row". BBC News. 
  11. ^ "John Wilson MSP joins the Scottish Greens". Scottish Greens. 

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