2001 United Kingdom general election in Scotland

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United Kingdom general election, 2001

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All 72 Scottish seats to the House of Commons
Turnout58.2%, Decrease13.1%
  First party Second party
  Tony Blair WEF (cropped).jpg Charles Kennedy MP (cropped).jpg
Leader Tony Blair Charles Kennedy
Party Labour Liberal Democrat
Leader since 21 July 1994 9 August 1999
Seats before 56 10
Seats won 56 10
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,017,226 380,034
Percentage 43.9% 16.4%
Swing Decrease1.7% Increase3.4%

  Third party Fourth party
  John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Sustainable Growth (1).jpg William Hague 2010 cropped.jpg
Leader John Swinney William Hague
Party SNP Conservative
Leader since 26 September 2000 19 June 1997
Seats before 6 0
Seats won 5 1
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 464,314 360,658
Percentage 20.1% 15.6%
Swing Decrease2.0% Decrease1.9%

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Results of the 2001 election in Scotland

These are the results of the 2001 United Kingdom general election (Scotland). The election was held on Thursday, 7 June 2001 and all 72 seats in Scotland were contested. There was only one Scottish seat which changed parties during the election; that of Galloway and Upper Nithsdale which Peter Duncan of the Conservative Party gained from Alisdair Morgan of the SNP, by just 74 votes. Apart from the Conservatives increasing their representation to a single seat, the election was essentially a repeat of the previous result four years earlier; with Labour still the largest party in terms of seats won.

Results[edit]

Below is a table summarising the results of the 2001 general election in Scotland.[1]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes % %
change
Labour 56 0 1,017,226 43.9 -1.7
SNP 5 -1 464,314 20.1 -2.0
Liberal Democrat 10 0 380,034 16.4 +3.4
Conservative 1 +1 360,658 15.6 -1.9
Scottish Socialist 0 0 72,518 3.1
Scottish Green 0 0 4,551 0.2 +0.1
UKIP 0 0 3,236 0.1 0.0
Socialist Labour 0 0 3,184 0.1 0.0
Scottish Unionist 0 0 2,728 0.1
Legalise Cannabis 0 0 955 0.0
ProLife Alliance 0 0 786 0.0 -0.2
Monster Raving Loony 0 0 405 0.0
Liberal 0 0 383 0.0 0.0
Countryside Party 0 0 265 0.0
Scottish Freedom Referendum Party 0 0 250 0.0
Rock 'n' Roll Loony 0 0 211 0.0
Communist 0 0 174 0.0
Independent 0 0 3,825 0.2
Turnout 2,315,703 58.2 -13.1

Votes summary[edit]

Popular vote
Labour
43.92%
SNP
20.05%
Liberal Democrats
16.41%
Conservative
15.57%
Socialist
3.13%
Other
0.92%
Parliament seats
Labour
77.78%
Liberal Democrats
13.89%
SNP
6.94%
Conservative
1.39%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election 2001 | Results | Scotland". BBC News. 14 August 2001. Retrieved 3 November 2011.