ElectionGudie

May 3, 2007 Held

2,042,169
Voted
Scotland (part of the United Kingdom)

Scotland

Election for Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (Scottish Parliament)

Results

52%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,042,169
Valid Votes:2,042,169
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Scottish National Party 47 - 633,401

31.00%

Scottish Labour Party 46 - 595,415

29.20%

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 17 - 284,035

13.90%

Scottish Liberal Democrats 16 - 230,671

11.30%

Scottish Green Party 2 - 82,584

4.00%

Others 1 - 59,861

2.90%

Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party - - 38,743

1.90%

Solidarity - - 31,096

1.50%

British National Party - - 24,616

1.20%

Scottish Christian Party - - 23,575

1.30%

Socialist Labour Party - - 14,244

0.70%

Scottish Socialist Party - - 12,731

0.60%

United Kingdom Independence Party - - 8,197

0.40%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 129 seats in the Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
  • Head of Government: First Minister Jack McCONNELL
  • Assembly: Scotland (part of the United Kingdom) has a unicameral Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba) with 129 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
  • The First Minister is appointed by the monarch.
  • In the Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba), 73 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 56 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Seats in the proportional tier are allocated using the d'Hondt method.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary election was held on May 1, 2003.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,094,800 (July 2005 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 3,877,603 ( 2003 )