Overall Results

Total MSPs Elected 2021


64 SNP (62 Constituency, 2 Regional)
31 Conservative (26 Regional, 5 Constituency)
22 Labour (20 Regional, 2 Constituency)
8 Green (all Regional)
4 Liberal Democrat (all Constituency)

Central Scotland Region

Central Scotland MSPs Elected 2021


9 SNP (all Constituency)
3 Labour (all Regional)
3 Conservative (all Regional)
1 Green (Regional)

Central Scotland Constituencies

Glasgow Region

Glasgow MSPs Elected 2021


9 SNP (all Constituency)
4 Labour (all Regional)
2 Conservative (all Regional)
1 Green (Regional)

Glasgow Constituencies

Highlands and Islands MSPs Elected 2021


7 SNP (6 Constituency, 1 Regional)
4 Conservative (all Regional)
2 Liberal Democrat (all Constituency)
1 Labour (Regional)
1 Green (Regional)

Highlands and Islands Constituencies

Lothian Region

Lothian MSPs Elected 2021


7 SNP (all Constituency)
3 Conservative (all Regional)
3 Labour (2 Regional, 1 Constituency)
2 Green (all Regional)
1 Liberal Democrat (Constituency)

Lothian Constituencies

Mid Scotland and Fife Region

Mid Scotland and Fife MSPs Elected 2021


8 SNP (all Constituency)
4 Conservative (all Regional)
2 Labour (all Regional)
1 Green (Regional)
1 Liberal Democrat (Constituency)

Mid Scotland and Fife Constituencies

North East Scotland Region

North East Scotland MSPs Elected 2021


9 SNP (all Constituency)
5 Conservative (4 Regional, 1 Constituency)
2 Labour (all Regional)
1 Green (Regional)

North East Scotland Constituencies

South Scotland Region

South Scotland MSPs Elected 2021


7 SNP (6 Constituency, 1 Regional)
6 Conservative (3 Constituency, 3 Regional)
3 Labour (all Regional)

South Scotland Constituencies

West Scotland Region (Not Yet Complete)

West Scotland MSPs Elected 2021


8 SNP (all Constituency)
4 Labour (3 Regional, 1 Constituency)
4 Conservative (3 Regional, 1 Constituency)
1 Green (Regional)

West Scotland Constituencies

Data Display Approach

Holyrood elections always have a substantial range of options on the ballot paper, which it can be impractical to break down individually. The 2021 elections are tied with 2007 for offering voters the most options in Holyrood’s history, with an average of 18 different entries on the paper in each region.

In the interests of clarity, I thought it would make sense to explain the consistent approach to displaying this data on Ballot Box Scotland.

Constituency Vote

As the largest number of candidates contesting any constituency is 9, it’s reasonably easy to display individual results for each candidate. Results will be provided for each individual candidate in a constituency. 

Regional Vote

As the number of individual ballot options ranged from 15 to 22, and most of those have very little support, it would be difficult to consistently and usefully display this data. The five existing Holyrood parties plus Alba and All for Unity are reported individually, with all other candidates grouped under “others.”

I will eventually add a Minor Candidates chart at the bottom of each regional page that shows total regional results for each ballot option. Full data is available in this spreadsheet (due once other data is complete).