Scottish Parliament general election, 2003
The Scottish Parliament elections in 2003 were the second elections to the newly established parliament in Edinburgh and took place on 1 May 2003. Were elected 129 deputies, 73 of them in constituencies by relative majority vote and 56 from party lists in 8 regions.
- Labour Party - Jack McConnell
- Scottish National Party - John Swinney
- Conservative & Unionist Party - David McLetchie
- Liberal Democrats - Jim Wallace
- Scottish Green Party - Eleanor Scott and Robin Harper
- Scottish Socialist Party - Tommy Sheridan
- Scottish Senior Citizen Unity Party - John Swinburne
Distribution of seats
- Labour - 50 seats (-6)
- SNP - seats 27 (-8)
- Conservatives - 18 seats
- Liberal Democrats - 17 seats
- Green - 7 seats ( 6)
- Socialists - 6 seats ( 5)
- Scottish Senior Citizen Unity Party 1 seat ( 1)
- Independent candidates - 3 seats ( 2)
Turnout 49.4 % ( -9.7 )
A complete list of all MPs in this term can be found at List of Members of the Scottish Parliament (2nd Term).
After the coalition negotiations, again formed a Labour - Liberal Democrat government led by Jack McConnell.