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.

Top candidates

Election result

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)

2003 results

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).

Compare 2003/1999

After the coalition negotiations, again formed a Labour - Liberal Democrat government led by Jack McConnell.

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