2nd Scottish Parliament

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2nd Scottish Parliament
1st Scottish Parliament 3rd Scottish Parliament
SPCB - Public entrance at the Scottish Parliament.jpg
The Scottish Parliament Building opened during this term
Overview
Jurisdiction Scotland, United Kingdom
Meeting place General Assembly
Scottish Parliament Building
Election 2003
Government Second McConnell government
Members 129
Presiding Officer George Reid

This is a list of members (MSPs) returned to the second Scottish Parliament at the 2003 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.

Composition[edit]

Party May 2003
election
April 2007
dissolution
Scottish Labour Party 50 50
Scottish National Party 27 25
Scottish Conservative Party 18 17
Scottish Liberal Democrats 17 17
Scottish Green Party 7 7
Scottish Socialist Party 6 4
Solidarity 0 2
Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party 1 1
Independents 3 5
Presiding Officer 0 1
Total 129
Government majority 6 5

Government coalition parties denoted with bullets (•)

Graphical representation[edit]

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 2nd session of the Scottish Parliament at the time of its dissolution in April 2007.

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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 2003 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 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
Arbuckle, AndrewAndrew Arbuckle Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Baillie, JackieJackie Baillie JackieBaillieMSP20110511.JPG Dumbarton Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Baird, ShionaShiona Baird North East Scotland Regional Scottish Green Party
Baker, RichardRichard Baker Richard Baker MSP.jpg North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Ballard, MarkMark Ballard Mark B smart smile.jpg Lothians Regional Scottish Green Party
Ballance, ChrisChris Ballance South of Scotland Regional Scottish Green 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
Brocklebank, TedTed Brocklebank Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist 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
Byrne, RosemaryRosemary Byrne South of Scotland Regional Solidarity
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, FrancesFrances Curran Frances Curran.jpg West of Scotland Regional Scottish Socialist 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 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
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 Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Finnie, RossRoss Finnie Ross Finnie.jpg West of Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Fox, ColinColin Fox Colin Fox - National co-spokesperson of the SSP - September 2015.jpg Lothians Regional Scottish Socialist 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, 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
Gorrie, DonaldDonald Gorrie Central Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Grahame, ChristineChristine Grahame ChristineGrahameMSP20110510.JPG South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Harper, RobinRobin Harper RobinHarper.jpg Lothians Regional Scottish Green Party
Harvie, PatrickPatrick Harvie PatrickHarvieMSP20110510.JPG Glasgow 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
Johnstone, AlexAlex Johnstone AlexJohnstoneMSP20110509.JPG North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Kane, RosieRosie Kane Glasgow Regional Scottish Socialist Party
Kerr, AndyAndy Kerr Andy Kerr.jpg East Kilbride Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Lamont, JohannJohann Lamont JohannLamontMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Pollok Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Leckie, CarolynCarolyn Leckie Central Scotland Regional Scottish Socialist Party
Livingstone, MarilynMarilyn Livingstone Kirkcaldy Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Lochhead, RichardRichard Lochhead RichardLochheadMSP20110511.jpg Moray Constituency 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
Maclean, KateKate Maclean Dundee West Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Macmillan, MaureenMaureen Macmillan Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Martin, CampbellCampbell Martin West of Scotland Regional Independent
Martin, PaulPaul Martin PaulMartinMSP20110511.JPG Glasgow Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Marwick, TriciaTricia Marwick TriciaMarwickMSP20110517.jpg Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Mather, JimJim Mather Jim Mather, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism (2).jpg Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Matheson, MichaelMichael Matheson MichaelMathesonMSP20110507.JPG Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Maxwell, StewartStewart Maxwell StewartMaxwellMSP20110507.JPG West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
May, ChristineChristine May Fife Central 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
McFee, BruceBruce McFee West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McGrigor, JamieJamie McGrigor JamieMcGrigorMSP20110509.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist 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
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
Monteith, BrianBrian Monteith Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Independent
Morgan, AlasdairAlasdair Morgan South of Scotland Regional 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
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
Peacock, PeterPeter Peacock Peter Peacock.jpg Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Peattie, CathyCathy Peattie Falkirk East Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Petrie, DaveDave Petrie Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist 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
Radcliffe, NoraNora Radcliffe Gordon Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Reid, GeorgeGeorge Reid George reid msp.jpg Ochil Constituency Presiding Officer
Robison, ShonaShona Robison ShonaRobisonMSP20110511.jpg Dundee East Constituency Scottish National Party
Robson, EuanEuan Robson Roxburgh and Berwickshire Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Rumbles, MikeMike Rumbles West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Ruskell, MarkMark Ruskell Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Green Party
Scott, EleanorEleanor Scott Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Green 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 Solidarity
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
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
Swinburne, JohnJohn Swinburne Central Scotland Regional Senior Citizens Unity Party
Swinney, JohnJohn Swinney JohnSwinneyMSP20110510.JPG North Tayside Constituency Scottish National Party
Tosh, MurrayMurray Tosh West of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Turner, JeanJean Turner Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Independent
Wallace, JimJim Wallace Jim Wallace.jpg Orkney 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
Wilson, AllanAllan Wilson Cunninghame North Constituency Scottish Labour Party

Former MSPs[edit]

Name Image Member for Type Party Notes
Watson, MikeMike Watson Glasgow Cathcart Constituency Scottish Labour Party resigned
Raffan, KeithKeith Raffan Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats resigned
Mundell, DavidDavid Mundell David Mundell UK Gov.jpg South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party resigned
Ewing, MargaretMargaret Ewing Moray Constituency Scottish National Party deceased
Scanlon, MaryMary Scanlon MaryScanlonMSP20110509.JPG Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party resigned

Changes[edit]

Date Constituency/region Gain Loss Note
7 May 2003 Ochil Presiding Officer SNP George Reid is elected as the Presiding Officer and had to take voluntary suspension from the SNP.[1]
10 July 2004 West of Scotland Independent SNP Campbell Martin was expelled from the SNP.[2]
10 January 2005 Mid Scotland and Fife Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats Keith Raffan resigned from Parliament, citing reasons of ill health.[3] He was replaced by Andrew Arbuckle.[3]
17 June 2005 South of Scotland Conservative Conservative David Mundell resigned from the Scottish Parliament as he had won election to the UK Parliament.[4] Derek Brownlee replaced Mundell.[4]
1 September 2005 Glasgow Cathcart Labour Mike Watson resigned from the Scottish Parliament after pleading guilty to a charge of arson.[5]
29 September 2005 Glasgow Cathcart Labour Charlie Gordon wins the Glasgow Cathcart by-election.[6]
08 November 2005 Mid Scotland and Fife Independent Conservative Brian Monteith is expelled from his party after briefing against his party leader David McLetchie.
21 March 2006 Moray SNP Margaret Ewing dies in March 2006.[7]
7 April 2006 North East Scotland SNP SNP Richard Lochhead resigned his regional seat to contest the Moray by-election.[8] Maureen Watt replaced Lochhead.[8]
7 April 2006 Highlands and Islands Conservative Conservative Mary Scanlon resigned her regional seat to contest the Moray by-election.[8] Dave Petrie replaced Scanlon.[8]
27 April 2006 Moray SNP Richard Lochhead wins the Moray by-election.[9]
3 September 2006 Glasgow Solidarity Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan resigned from the SSP and formed Solidarity.[10]
3 September 2006 South of Scotland Solidarity Scottish Socialist Rosemary Byrne resigned from the SSP and joined Solidarity.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reid wins presiding officer role". BBC News. BBC. 7 May 2003. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nationalists throw out rebel MSP". BBC News. BBC. 10 July 2004. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Health forces MSP to stand down". BBC News. BBC. 7 January 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Tory MSP takes place in chamber". BBC News. BBC. 22 June 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Peer pleads guilty to fire charge". BBC News. BBC. 1 September 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Labour victory in Cathcart seat". BBC News. BBC. 30 September 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "SNP veteran Margaret Ewing dies". BBC News. BBC. 22 March 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Five candidates to contest Moray". BBC News. BBC. 10 April 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "SNP's joy at by-election victory". BBC News. BBC. 28 April 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Sheridan unveils Solidarity party". BBC News. BBC. 3 September 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 

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