Scottish Parliament general election, 2007
The Scottish Parliament elections in 2007 were the third elections to the Scottish Parliament. They took place on 3 May 2007, two days after the three hundredth anniversary of the unification of Scotland with England and Wales. Were elected 129 deputies, 73 of them in constituencies by relative majority vote and 56 from party lists in 8 regions.
Scotland has been ruled since 1999 by a Labour - Liberal Democrat coalition government since 2002 under Prime Minister Jack McConnell. Polls showed that the opposition Scottish National Party had opportunities to electoral victory. The Scottish National Party ( SNP) won 47 seats, the Labour Party ( Labour Party ) 46, the Tories ( Conservatives) 17, the Liberal Democrats 16 and the Greens two. One seat went to an independent candidate.
The new Scottish parliament convened on 9 May 2007 together for the first time, on 16 May Minister Alex Salmond was with the votes of the SNP and the Greens, with the abstention of the Conservatives and the Liberals for First elected. Thus Salmond faced a minority government the SNP.
- Labour Party - Jack McConnell
- Scottish National Party - Alex Salmond
- Conservative & Unionist Party - Annabel Goldie
- Liberal Democrats - Nicol Stephen, Baron Stephen
- Scottish Green Party - Shiona Baird and Robin Harper
- Scottish Socialist Party - Colin Fox
Distribution of seats
- SNP - 47 seats ( 20) provided in parentheses to change in 2003
- Labour - 46 seats ( -4)
- Conservatives - 17 seats (-1)
- Liberal Democrats - 16 seats (-1)
- Green - 2 seats (-5)
- Socialists - 0 seats (-6)
- Scottish Senior Citizen Unity Party 0 seats (-1)
- Independent candidates - 1 seat ( -2)
Turnout: 51.8 % ( 2.5 %)
Results for 2007
A complete list of all MPs in this term can be found at List of Members of the Scottish Parliament (3rd Term).