Scottish Election 2021 results LIVE: SNP finish one short of a majority on 64 | Scottish Conservatives hold key seat of Aberdeenshire West | Alex Salmond fails to win seat | Kaukab Stewart becomes first woman of colour elected to Scottish Parliament | Full regional vote list announced

Updates from the Scottish Parliament elections 2021.

As Day Two of the election count continues, stay up-to-date with The Scotsman election live blog.

Scottish Parliament elections 2021 LIVE: SNP win election with 64 seats - one short of majority

Key Events

  • SNP win election with 64 seats - one short of majority
  • Sturgeon hails ‘emphatic’ victory
  • Tories second with 31 seats, Labour third with 22
  • No seats for Salmond’s Alba party
  • Police investigate possible voter fraud in Edinburgh
  • Kaukab Stewart becomes first woman of colour elected

Lib Dems lose seat to Greens in North East

The Lib Dems have lost their list seat in North East Scotland to the Green Party.

Meanwhile the Conservatives won four seats, and Labour took another two.

First wheelchair user elected to Scottish Parliament

Voters in Glasgow have elected the first ever wheelchair user to the Scottish Parliament.


Labour’s Pam Duncan-Glancy, who was a list candidate for the party, won a seat at Holyrood alongside leader Anas Sarwar and former MP Paul Sweeney.

Glasgow list result announced

Scottish Labour have won four seats on the Glasgow region list, while the Scottish Conservatives took two, and the Green Party took one.

The SNP did not take any list seats in the region, having dominated the constituency contest in the area.

Monica Lennon celebrates re-election

SNP hold Edinburgh Northern and Leith

Ben Macpherson has been re-elected in Edinburgh Northern and Leith for the SNP, with a majority of more than 12,000 votes.

Edinburgh Northern and Leith is the final constituency contest to be declared in the Scottish election 2021.

SNP’s LGBT wing responds to Mason vow to ‘sort out the transgender'

Watch Ash Denham’s victory speech

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The SNP’s Ash Denham has been re-elected in Edinburgh Eastern.

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