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Scotland has elections to several bodies: the Scottish Parliament, the United Kingdom Parliament, the European Parliament, local councils and community councils.

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[edit] Scottish Parliament

[edit] General elections

Only political parties with more than 1% of the total vote are shown.

[edit] 2007

The next general election to the Scottish Parliament will be held on 3 May, 2007.

[edit] 2003

[edit] Constituency vote: First past the post
Scottish Parliament election 2003
List Elected Votes % ±%
Labour 46 (-7) 659,879 34.9 -3.9
Scottish National Party 9 (+2) 449,476 23.8 -5.0
Conservative 3 (+3) 312,598 16.5 +1.0
Liberal Democrats 13 (+1) 286,150 15.1 +1.0
Scottish Socialist None (no change) 117,709 6.2 +5.2
[edit] Regional vote: Additional member system
Scottish Parliament election 2003
List Elected Votes % ±%
Labour 4 (+1) 561,379 29.3 -4.3
Scottish National Party 18 (-10) 399,659 20.9 -6.4
Conservative 15 (-3) 296,929 15.5 +0.1
Liberal Democrats 4 (-1) 225,774 11.8 -0.7
Scottish Socialist 6 (+5) 132,138 6.9 +4.9
Scottish Green 7 (+6) 128,026 6.7 +3.1
Scottish Senior Citizens 1 (+1) 28,996 1.5 N/A

[edit] 1999

[edit] Constituency vote: First past the post
Scottish Parliament election 1999
List Elected Votes % ±%
Labour 53 908,392 38.8 N/A
Scottish National Party 7 672,757 28.7 N/A
Conservative None 364,225 15.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats 12 331,279 14.1 N/A
Scottish Socialist None 23,654 1.0 N/A
[edit] Regional vote: Additional member system
Scottish Parliament election 1999
List Elected Votes % ±%
Labour 3 786,818 33.6 N/A
Scottish National Party 28 638,644 27.3 N/A
Conservative 18 359,109 15.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats 5 290,760 12.4 N/A
Scottish Green 1 84,024 3.6 N/A
Scottish Socialist 1 46,635 2.0 N/A

[edit] By-elections

[edit] UK Parliament

[edit] General elections

Only parties with more than 1% of the total vote are shown.

[edit] 2005

UK Parliament election 2005: Scotland
List Elected Votes % ±%
Labour 40 (-5) 922,397 38.9 -4.4
Liberal Democrats 11 (+2) 528,076 22.6 +6.3
Scottish National Party 6 (+2) 412,267 17.7 -2.4
Conservative 1 (+1) 369,388 15.8 +0.2
Scottish Socialist None 43,514 1.9 -1.2
Scottish Green None 25,760 1.1 +0.9

[edit] 2001

UK Parliament election 2001: Scotland
List Elected Votes % ±%
Labour 55 (-1) 1,001,173 43.3 -2.3
Scottish National Party 5 (-1) 464,314 20.1 -2.0
Liberal Democrats 10 (no change) 378,034 16.3 +3.4
Conservative 1 (+1) 360,658 15.6 -1.9
Scottish Socialist None 72,516 3.1 +2.8

[edit] By-elections

[edit] 2000s

[edit] 1990s

[edit] 1980s

[edit] 1970s

[edit] 1960s

[edit] 1950s

[edit] 1940s

[edit] 1930s

[edit] European Parliament

[edit] General elections

[edit] 2004 and 1999

Contested under the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation, see:

The Scotland-wide constituency replaced 8 first-past-the-post constituencies, which were used in the elections between 1979 and 1994:

[edit] 1994

Contested under the first-past-the-post voting system (only parties with more than 1% of total vote shown):

European Election 1994: Scotland
List Elected Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Collins
Alexander Falconer
David Martin
Hugh McMahon
Bill Miller
Alex Smith
635,955 42.5 +0.6
Scottish National Party Winnie Ewing
Allan Macartney
487,239 32.6 +7.0
Conservative None 216,669 14.5 -6.4
Liberal Democrats None 107,811 7.2 +2.9
Scottish Green None 23,304 1.6 -5.6

[edit] 1989

Contested under the first-past-the-post voting system (only parties with more than 1% of total vote shown):

European Election 1989: Scotland
List Elected Votes % ±%
Labour Janey Buchan
Kenneth Collins
Alexander Falconer
David Martin
Henry McCubbin
Hugh McMahon
Alex Smith
664,263 41.9 +1.2
Scottish National Party Winnie Ewing 406,686 25.6 +7.7
Conservative None 331,495 20.9 -4.9
Green None 115,028 7.2 +7.0
Liberal Democrats None 68,056 4.3 -11.3

[edit] 1984

Contested under the first-past-the-post voting system (only parties with more than 1% of total vote shown):

European Election 1984: Scotland
List Elected Votes % ±%
Labour Janey Buchan
Kenneth Collins
Alexander Falconer
David Martin
Hugh McMahon
526,056 40.7 +7.7
Conservative Alasdair Hutton
James Provan
332,771 25.8 -7.9
Scottish National Party Winnie Ewing 230,590 17.9 -1.5
SDP-Liberal Alliance None 201,782 15.6 +1.7

[edit] 1979

Contested under the first-past-the-post voting system:

European Election 1979: Scotland
List Elected Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Dalziel
Adam Fergusson
Alasdair Hutton
James Provan
John Purvis
430,772 33.7 N/A
Labour Janey Buchan
Kenneth Collins
421,968 33.0 N/A
Scottish National Party Winnie Ewing 247,836 19.4 N/A
Liberal None 178,433 13.9 N/A

[edit] By-elections

[edit] Local councils

[edit] General elections

[edit] 2003

[discuss] – [edit]
Summary of the 1 May 2003 Scottish council election results
Parties Votes Votes % +/- Wards Net
Gain/Loss
Labour 611,84332.6-3.7%509-42
Scottish National Party 451,66024.1-4.6%181-23
Conservative and Unionist 282,89515.1+1.6%122+14
Liberal Democrats 272,05714.5+1.9%175+18
Independent 189,74910.1+3.0%230+39
other 67,5333.6+2.0%4-6
Total1,875,737 1222

[edit] By-elections

[edit] 2006

[edit] 2005

[edit] Community councils

[edit] Other elections

[edit] Referendums

[edit] Church of Scotland

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