The SNP have won a record breaking victory in the Scottish Parliament election, winning 62 constituency seats – a record number and an incredible 85% of the total. Hanging on to every constituency won in 2016 and gained seats from both Labour and the Tories.
And while the constituency vote shares of Labour, the Tories and the Lib Dems are all down, the SNP has recorded our best ever share of the constituency vote.
The SNP have won more votes and a higher share of the votes in the constituency ballot than any party in the history of devolution. Making this election result is an extraordinary and historic achievement.
Leader of the SNP Nicola Surgeon said:
“By taking the positive message of hope and recovery to every corner of the country, and it has been endorsed emphatically by the Scottish people. The SNP decisively won the election with a final result of 64 seats.
“I want to thank the people of Scotland for putting their trust in me and in the SNP once again.
We will work to repay that trust every day.”
Commenting on the election result Ruth Maguire said:
“This is a historic result for the SNP.
‘In these challenging times the people have Scotland have put their trust in the SNP to lead us from the pandemic and into recovery. The SNP have an unwavering commitment to build a better Scotland that we all know is possible.
“I am honoured to be re-elected as MSP for Cunninghame South. I am very grateful to everyone who voted and put their trust in me. Thank you all.”