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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.

4th Scottish Parliament
3rd Scottish Parliament 5th Scottish Parliament
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Overview
JurisdictionScotland, United Kingdom
Meeting placeScottish Parliament Building
Election2011
GovernmentSecond Salmond government
First Sturgeon government
Members129
Presiding OfficerRt Hon Tricia Marwick

Contents

CompositionEdit

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 representationEdit

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

 

  • Note this is not the official seating plan of the Scottish Parliament.

List of MSPsEdit

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.

Name Image Member for Type Party
George Adam   Paisley Constituency Scottish National Party
Clare Adamson   Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Alasdair Allan   Na h-Eileanan an Iar Constituency Scottish National Party
Christian Allard   North East Scotland
(since 15/05/13)
Regional Scottish National Party
Jackie Baillie   Dumbarton Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Claire Baker   Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Jayne Baxter   Mid Scotland and Fife
(since 7/12/12)
Regional Scottish Labour Party
Claudia Beamish   South Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Colin Beattie   Midlothian North and Musselburgh Constituency Scottish National Party
Marco Biagi   Edinburgh Central Constituency Scottish National Party
Neil Bibby   West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Sarah Boyack   Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
Lesley Brennan   North East Scotland
(since 13/1/16)
Regional Scottish Labour Party
Chic Brodie   South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Gavin Brown   Lothian Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Keith Brown   Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Constituency Scottish National Party
Cameron Buchanan   Lothian
(since 04/09/13)
Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Margaret Burgess   Cunninghame South Constituency Scottish National Party
Aileen Campbell   Clydesdale Constituency Scottish National Party
Roderick Campbell   North East Fife Constituency Scottish National Party
Jackson Carlaw   West Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Malcolm Chisholm   Edinburgh North and Leith Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Willie Coffey   Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Angela Constance   Almond Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Bruce Crawford   Stirling Constituency Scottish National Party
Roseanna Cunningham   Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Constituency Scottish National Party
Ruth Davidson   Glasgow Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Graeme Dey   Angus South Constituency Scottish National Party
Nigel Don   Angus North and Mearns Constituency Scottish National Party
Bob Doris   Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
James Dornan   Glasgow Cathcart Constituency Scottish National Party
Kezia Dugdale   Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
Jim Eadie   Edinburgh Southern Constituency Scottish National Party
Annabelle Ewing   Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Fergus Ewing   Inverness and Nairn Constituency Scottish National Party
Linda Fabiani   East Kilbride Constituency Scottish National Party
Mary Fee   West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Patricia Ferguson   Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Alex Fergusson   Galloway and West Dumfries Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Neil Findlay   Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
John Finnie   Highlands and Islands Regional Independent
Joe FitzPatrick   Dundee City West Constituency Scottish National Party
Murdo Fraser   Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Kenneth Gibson   Cunninghame North Constituency Scottish National Party
Rob Gibson   Caithness, Sutherland and Ross Constituency Scottish National Party
Annabel Goldie   West Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Christine Grahame   Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale Constituency Scottish National Party
Rhoda Grant   Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Iain Gray   East Lothian Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Mark Griffin   Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Patrick Harvie   Glasgow Regional Scottish Green Party
Hugh Henry   Renfrewshire South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jamie Hepburn   Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Constituency Scottish National Party
Cara Hilton   Dunfermline
(since 25/10/13)
Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jim Hume   South Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Fiona Hyslop   Linlithgow Constituency Scottish National Party
Adam Ingram   Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Alex Johnstone   North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Alison Johnstone   Lothian Regional Scottish Green Party
Colin Keir   Edinburgh Western Constituency Scottish National Party
James Kelly   Rutherglen Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Bill Kidd   Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish National Party
Johann Lamont   Glasgow Pollok Constituency Scottish Labour Party
John Lamont   Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Richard Lochhead   Moray Constituency Scottish National Party
Richard Lyle   Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Kenny MacAskill   Edinburgh Eastern Constituency Scottish National Party
Angus MacDonald   Falkirk East Constituency Scottish National Party
Gordon MacDonald   Edinburgh Pentlands Constituency Scottish National Party
Lewis Macdonald   North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Ken Macintosh   Eastwood Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Derek Mackay   Renfrewshire North and West Constituency Scottish National Party
Mike MacKenzie   Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Hanzala Malik   Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Jenny Marra   North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Paul Martin   Glasgow Provan Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Tricia Marwick   Mid Fife and Glenrothes Constituency Presiding Officer
John Mason   Glasgow Shettleston Constituency Scottish National Party
Michael Matheson   Falkirk West Constituency Scottish National Party
Stewart Maxwell   West Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Joan McAlpine   South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Liam McArthur   Orkney Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Margaret McCulloch   Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Mark McDonald   Aberdeen Donside
(since 20/06/13)
Constituency Scottish National Party
Margaret McDougall   West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Sir Jamie McGrigor, Bt   Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Alison McInnes   North East Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Christina McKelvie   Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Constituency Scottish National Party
Aileen McLeod   South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Fiona McLeod   Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish National Party
Michael McMahon   Uddingston and Bellshill Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Siobhan McMahon   Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Stuart McMillan   West Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Duncan McNeil   Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Anne McTaggart   Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Nanette Milne   North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Margaret Mitchell   Central Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Elaine Murray   Dumfriesshire Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Alex Neil   Airdrie and Shotts Constituency Scottish National Party
Gil Paterson   Clydebank and Milngavie Constituency Scottish National Party
Graeme Pearson   South Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
John Pentland   Motherwell and Wishaw Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Willie Rennie   Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Dennis Robertson   Aberdeenshire West Constituency Scottish National Party
Shona Robison   Dundee City East Constituency Scottish National Party
Alex Rowley   Cowdenbeath
(since 23/01/14)
Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Michael Russell   Argyll and Bute Constituency Scottish National Party
Alex Salmond   Aberdeenshire East Constituency Scottish National Party
Mary Scanlon   Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
John Scott   Ayr Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Tavish Scott   Shetland Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Richard Simpson   Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Drew Smith   Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Elaine Smith   Coatbridge and Chryston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Elizabeth Smith   Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Stewart Stevenson   Banffshire and Buchan Coast Constituency Scottish National Party
David Stewart   Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Kevin Stewart   Aberdeen Central Constituency Scottish National Party
Nicola Sturgeon   Glasgow Southside Constituency Scottish National Party
John Swinney   Perthshire North Constituency Scottish National Party
Dave Thompson   Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch Constituency Scottish National Party
David Torrance   Kirkcaldy Constituency Scottish National Party
Jean Urquhart   Highlands and Islands Regional Independent
Maureen Watt   Aberdeen South and North Kincardine Constituency Scottish National Party
Paul Wheelhouse   South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Sandra White   Glasgow Kelvin Constituency Scottish National Party
John Wilson   Central Scotland Regional Independent
Humza Yousaf   Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party

Former MSPsEdit

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

ChangesEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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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