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Members of the 4th Scottish Parliament

1st Parliament (1999)
2nd Parliament (2003)
3rd Parliament (2007)
4th Parliament (2011)

This is a list of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA) elected 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.

Composition of the Parliament

Party May 2011
election
24 February 2015
current
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
 Government Majority 9 1[1]

Government parties denoted with bullets (•)

Graphical representation

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

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

List of MSPs

This is a list of MSPs. The changes table below records all changes in party affiliation during the session. See here a list of MSPs elected in the 2011 election.

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Name Image Member for Type Party
Adam, GeorgeGeorge Adam Paisley Constituency Scottish National Party
Adamson, ClareClare Adamson Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Alasdair Allan Na h-Eileanan an Iar Constituency Scottish National Party
Allard, ChristianChristian Allard North East Scotland
(since 15/05/13)
Regional Scottish National Party
Baillie, JackieJackie Baillie Dumbarton Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Baker, ClaireClaire Baker Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Baker, RichardRichard Baker North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Baxter, JayneJayne Baxter Mid Scotland and Fife
(since 7/12/12)
Regional Scottish Labour Party
Beamish, ClaudiaClaudia Beamish South Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Beattie, ColinColin Beattie Midlothian North and Musselburgh Constituency Scottish National Party
Biagi, MarcoMarco Biagi Edinburgh Central Constituency Scottish National Party
Bibby, NeilNeil Bibby West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Boyack, SarahSarah Boyack Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
Brodie, ChicChic Brodie South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Brown, GavinGavin Brown Lothian Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Brown, KeithKeith Brown Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Constituency Scottish National Party
Buchanan, CameronCameron Buchanan Lothian Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Burgess, MargaretMargaret Burgess Cunninghame South Constituency Scottish National Party
Campbell, AileenAileen Campbell Clydesdale Constituency Scottish National Party
Campbell, RoderickRoderick Campbell North East Fife Constituency Scottish National Party
Carlaw, JacksonJackson Carlaw West Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Chisholm, MalcolmMalcolm Chisholm Edinburgh North and Leith Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Coffey, WillieWillie Coffey Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Constance, AngelaAngela Constance Almond Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Crawford, BruceBruce Crawford Stirling Constituency Scottish National Party
Cunningham, RoseannaRoseanna Cunningham Perthshire South and Kinross-shire Constituency Scottish National Party
Davidson, RuthRuth Davidson Glasgow Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Dey, GraemeGraeme Dey Angus South Constituency Scottish National Party
Don, NigelNigel Don Angus North and Mearns Constituency Scottish National Party
Doris, BobBob Doris Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Dornan, JamesJames Dornan Glasgow Cathcart Constituency Scottish National Party
Dugdale, KeziaKezia Dugdale Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
Eadie, JimJim Eadie Edinburgh Southern Constituency Scottish National Party
Ewing, AnnabelleAnnabelle Ewing Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Ewing, FergusFergus Ewing Inverness and Nairn Constituency Scottish National Party
Fabiani, LindaLinda Fabiani East Kilbride Constituency Scottish National Party
Fee, MaryMary Fee West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Ferguson, PatriciaPatricia Ferguson Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Fergusson, AlexAlex Fergusson Galloway and West Dumfries Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Findlay, NeilNeil Findlay Lothian Regional Scottish Labour Party
Finnie, JohnJohn Finnie Highlands and Islands Regional Independent
FitzPatrick, JoeJoe FitzPatrick Dundee City West Constituency Scottish National Party
Fraser, MurdoMurdo Fraser Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Gibson, KennethKenneth Gibson Cunninghame North Constituency Scottish National Party
Gibson, RobRob Gibson Caithness, Sutherland and Ross Constituency Scottish National Party
Goldie, AnnabelAnnabel Goldie West Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Grahame, ChristineChristine Grahame Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale Constituency Scottish National Party
Grant, RhodaRhoda Grant Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Gray, IainIain Gray East Lothian Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Griffin, MarkMark Griffin Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Harvie, PatrickPatrick Harvie Glasgow Regional Scottish Green Party
Henry, HughHugh Henry Renfrewshire South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Hepburn, JamieJamie Hepburn Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Constituency Scottish National Party
Hume, JimJim Hume South Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Hyslop, FionaFiona Hyslop Linlithgow Constituency Scottish National Party
Ingram, AdamAdam Ingram Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Constituency Scottish National Party
Johnstone, AlexAlex Johnstone North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Johnstone, AlisonAlison Johnstone Lothian Regional Scottish Green Party
Keir, ColinColin Keir Edinburgh Western Constituency Scottish National Party
Kelly, JamesJames Kelly Rutherglen Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Kidd, BillBill Kidd Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish National Party
Lamont, JohannJohann Lamont Glasgow Pollok Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Lamont, JohnJohn Lamont Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Lochhead, RichardRichard Lochhead Moray Constituency Scottish National Party
Lyle, RichardRichard Lyle Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
MacAskill, KennyKenny MacAskill Edinburgh Eastern Constituency Scottish National Party
MacDonald, AngusAngus MacDonald Falkirk East Constituency Scottish National Party
MacDonald, GordonGordon MacDonald Edinburgh Pentlands Constituency Scottish National Party
Macdonald, LewisLewis Macdonald North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Macintosh, KenKen Macintosh Eastwood Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Mackay, DerekDerek Mackay Renfrewshire North and West Constituency Scottish National Party
MacKenzie, MikeMike MacKenzie Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Malik, HanzalaHanzala Malik Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Marra, JennyJenny Marra North East Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Martin, PaulPaul Martin Glasgow Provan Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Marwick, TriciaTricia Marwick Mid Fife and Glenrothes Constituency Presiding Officer
Mason, JohnJohn Mason Renfrewshire North and West Constituency Scottish National Party
Matheson, MichaelMichael Matheson Falkirk West Constituency Scottish National Party
Maxwell, StewartStewart Maxwell West Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McAlpine, JoanJoan McAlpine South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McArthur, LiamLiam McArthur Orkney Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
McCulloch, MargaretMargaret McCulloch Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
McDonald, MarkMark McDonald Aberdeen Donside
(since 20/06/13)
Constituency Scottish National Party
McDougall, MargaretMargaret McDougall West Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
McGrigor, JamieJamie McGrigor Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
McInnes, AlisonAlison McInnes North East Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
McKelvie, ChristinaChristina McKelvie Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Constituency Scottish National Party
McLeod, AileenAileen McLeod South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McLeod, FionaFiona McLeod Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish National Party
McMahon, MichaelMichael McMahon Uddingston and Bellshill Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McMahon, SiobhanSiobhan McMahon Central Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
McMillan, StuartStuart McMillan West Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
McNeil, DuncanDuncan McNeil Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency Scottish Labour Party
McTaggart, AnneAnne McTaggart Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Milne, NanetteNanette Milne North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Mitchell, MargaretMargaret Mitchell Central Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Murray, ElaineElaine Murray Dumfriesshire Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Neil, AlexAlex Neil Airdrie and Shotts Constituency Scottish National Party
Paterson, GilGil Paterson Clydebank and Milngavie Constituency Scottish National Party
Pearson, GraemeGraeme Pearson South Scotland Regional Scottish Labour Party
Pentland, JohnJohn Pentland Motherwell and Wishaw Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Rennie, WillieWillie Rennie Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Robertson, DennisDennis Robertson Aberdeenshire West Constituency Scottish National Party
Robison, ShonaShona Robison Dundee City East Constituency Scottish National Party
Russell, MichaelMichael Russell Argyll and Bute Constituency Scottish National Party
Salmond, AlexAlex Salmond Aberdeenshire East Constituency Scottish National Party
Scanlon, MaryMary Scanlon Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Scott, JohnJohn Scott Ayr Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Scott, TavishTavish Scott Shetland Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Simpson, RichardRichard Simpson Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party
Smith, DrewDrew Smith Glasgow Regional Scottish Labour Party
Smith, ElaineElaine Smith Coatbridge and Chryston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Smith, ElizabethElizabeth Smith Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Stevenson, StewartStewart Stevenson Banffshire and Buchan Coast Constituency Scottish National Party
Stewart, DavidDavid Stewart Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Stewart, KevinKevin Stewart Aberdeen Central Constituency Scottish National Party
Sturgeon, NicolaNicola Sturgeon Glasgow Southside Constituency Scottish National Party
Swinney, JohnJohn Swinney Perthshire North Constituency Scottish National Party
Thompson, DaveDave Thompson Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch Constituency Scottish National Party
Torrance , DavidDavid Torrance Kirkcaldy Constituency Scottish National Party
Urquhart, JeanJean Urquhart Highlands and Islands Regional Independent
Watt, MaureenMaureen Watt Aberdeen South and North Kincardine Constituency Scottish National Party
Wheelhouse, PaulPaul Wheelhouse South Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
White, SandraSandra White Glasgow Kelvin Constituency Scottish National Party
Wilson, JohnJohn Wilson Central Scotland Regional Independent
Yousaf, HumzaHumza Yousaf Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party

Former MSPs

Name Image Member for Type Party Notes
Park, JohnJohn Park Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Labour Party resigned 7 December 2012
Adam, BrianBrian Adam Aberdeen Donside Constituency Scottish National Party died 25 April 2013
McLetchie, DavidDavid McLetchie Lothian Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party died 12 August 2013
Walker, BillBill Walker Dunfermline Constituency Independent resigned 7 September 2013
Eadie, HelenHelen Eadie Cowdenbeath Constituency Scottish Labour Party died 9 November 2013
MacDonald, MargoMargo MacDonald Lothian Regional Independent died 4 April 2014

Changes

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.[2]
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.[3] Though he joined the Scottish Green Party in October 2014, Finnie continued to sit as an independent MSP until the end of the parliament.[4]
23 October 2012 Highlands and Islands Independent SNP Jean Urquhart resigned from the SNP because of its conference decision on NATO membership.[3]
07 December 2012 Mid Scotland and Fife Labour Labour John Park resigned as an MSP to take up a full time Trade-Union position,[5] he is replaced by Jayne Baxter.
25 April 2013 Aberdeen Donside SNP Brian Adam dies of cancer at age 64,[6] 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.[7] 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,[8] causing a by-election. She was replaced by Alex Rowley.
4 April 2014 Lothian Independent Margo MacDonald died, age 70.[9] She had been elected as an independent to a regional seat and therefore no-one could be nominated as a replacement.[9]
23 September 2014 Central Scotland Independent SNP John Wilson resigned from the SNP because of its 2012 conference decision on NATO membership.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b SNP MSP John Wilson quits party over Nato row, BBC News
  2. ^ "SNP MSP Tricia Marwick elected presiding officer". BBC News. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "MSPs John Finnie and Jean Urquhart quit SNP over Nato policy". BBC News. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Why I’ve joined the Scottish Greens, John Finnie MSP.
  5. ^ "Member's Oath/Affirmation: Jayne Baxter". BBC News. 10 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Aberdeen SNP MSP Brian Adam dies aged 64". BBC News. 25 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Former Scottish Conservative leader David McLetchie dies". BBC News (BBC). 12 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Labour MSP Helen Eadie dies, aged 66". BBC News. 9 November 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Independent MSP Margo MacDonald dies". BBC News (BBC). 4 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 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. 

External links

  • Scottish Parliament website
  • List of Members of the Scottish Parliament
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