Published by The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
Author: Andrew Aiton, Sarah Atherton, Ross Burnside, Allan Campbell, Nicola Hudson, Iain McIver and Emma Robinson
Published: Tuesday 11 May 2021 (SB 21-24)
What does the result mean for Session 6?
Are there any patterns to the election results?
What does the result mean for the formation of the Scottish Government?
What is the result likely to mean for the Session 6 Parliament?
Comparison with previous parliaments
State of the parties
Constituency and regional list vote
Composition of the Parliament
MSPs who did not re-stand for election
MSPs who lost their seats at the 2021 election
Class of 1999
Size of the electorate
Extension of the franchise
Why might turnout have risen?
A good election for the opinion polls?
Image: Figure 1: 2021 election result
Image: Figure 2: Constituencies and regional seats
Image: Figure 3: Change in seats, 2016 to 2021
Image: Figure 4: Historic turnouts
Image: Figure 5: Composition of Scottish Parliaments, 1999-2021
Image: Figure 6: Historic share of seats, 1999-2021
Image: Figure 7: Change in seats by political party
Image: Figure 8: Change in share of the vote, by political party
Image: Figure 9: Historic share of the vote, 1999-2021
Image: Figure 10: New members by political party
Image: Figure 11: Female Members by political party
Image: Figure 12: Historic turnouts
Image: Figure 13: Turnout increase by constituency
Image: Figure 14: Historic turnout by region
Image: Figure 15: Average of last 7 opinion polls vs final result
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