The SNP has won an historic third term in the Scottish Parliament with 63 MSPs, over a million votes in Scotland’s constituencies – a first – and the highest share of the constituency vote ever achieved.
Here’s a run-down of the Scottish Parliament 2016 Holyrood election in numbers:
- At over a million, the SNP polled a record number of constituency votes – 1,059,897 to be precise. No party has ever done this before. The previous highest number was 908,392, polled by Labour in 1999.
- In fact, the SNP polled more than Labour and the Tories put together. Collectively they polled 1,016,105 votes.
- The SNP has won 59 constituency seats, surpassing the previous record of 53 seats, achieved by Labour in 1999, as well as the SNP in 2011.
- The SNP has polled 46.5 per cent in the constituency vote, up from 45.4 per cent in 2011. This is higher than the previous record.
- The SNP won a clean sweep of six out of Scotland’s seven cities: Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling and Perth.
- The Liberal Democrats made no progress. They won the same number of seats and their constituency vote is down to its lowest level since devolution.
- This is the lowest Labour vote in Scotland since the First World War, and the last time they finished third was 1910.