Scots Pairlament election, 2003

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2003 walin
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The saicont Scots Pairlament walin wis hauden on Mey 1, 2003. The ootcome wis charactereised bi the heeze in support for the Scots Greens an the Scots Socialist Pairty — baith pairties ootwi the "big fower" — an a dwyne in support for baith the Scots Labour Pairty an the Scots National Pairty (SNP). Mauger predeictions o a foonder in thair support, the Tories' vote haudit up weel an thay managed tae wun three constituencies, as agin nane in the bygane walin.

Unthirlt MSP, Dennis Canavan wis jyned bi twa ither unthirlt members, Margo MacDonald an Jean Turner. Scots Senior Ceitizens Unity Pairty chief John Swinburne wis waled an aa.

Tho the dwyne in support for the SNP wis seen bi some as a rejection o the case for Unthirldom, the nummer of MSPs for unthirldom waled actually rose syne baith the Greens an Scots Socialists support Scots unthirldom.

Naitional VoteEedit

Constituency (First-Past-the-Post) ootcomeEedit

Pairty Votes Saets Loss/Gain Share o Vote (%)
Labour 659,879 46 -7 34.6
SNP 449,476 9 +2 23.8
Tory 312,598 3 +3 16.6
Liberal Democrats 286,150 13 +1 15.3
SSP 117,709 0 0 6.2
Scots Greens Didna kemp 0 0 0
Ithers 65,523 2 +1 3.4

Tot o votes cuisten - 1,891,335

Tap-up (Addeitional Member Seestem) ootcomeEedit

Pairty Votes Saets Loss/Gain Share o Vote (%)
Labour 561,379 4 +1 29.3
SNP 399,659 18 -10 20.9
Tory 296,929 15 -3 15.5
Liberal Democrats 225,774 4 -1 11.8
SSP 132,138 6 +5 6.9
Scots Greens 128,026 7 +6 6.7
Ithers 171,951 2 +2 8.9

Tot o votes cuisten - 1,915,856

Total turnoot - 49.4%

Scots Pairlamentary RepresentationEedit

  • Labour - 50 MSPs (-6)
  • SNP - 27 MSPs (-8)
  • Tory - 18 MSPs (nae chynge frae '99)
  • Liberal Democrat - 17 MSPs (nae chynge frae '99)
  • Scots Greens - 7 MSPs (+6)
  • SSP - 6 MSPs (+5)
  • Ithers - 4 MSPs (+3)

Pairty Chiefs in 2003Eedit

Relatit airticlesEedit

Airtins tae ootby steidsEedit