Scottish Election 2021: RECAP Sturgeon returns to Bute House following landslide SNP Victory | Gove says UK government will not take indyref2 to court if SNP pass legislation | FM calls referendum court case 'absurd' | Highest number of women MSP elected in the history of the Scottish Parliament with 45%

Latest updates following the Scottish Parliament election results.Latest updates following the Scottish Parliament election results.
Latest updates following the Scottish Parliament election results.
As election results are in for the Scottish Parliament, politicians and members of the public reacted.

Take a look back on the news following the Scottish Parliament for election results as it unfolded.

Scottish Election 2021 RECAP: Election results and updates from across Scotland

Key Events

  • Nicola Sturgeon arrives back at Bute House official residence following SNP landslide victory
  • Michael Goves says UK Gov will not take indyref2 to court if SNP pass legislation as Douglas Ross says Scottish Tories ‘stopped indyref2’
  • Nicola Sturgeon calls referendum court case ‘absurd’
  • Highest number of women MSP elected in the history of the Scottish Parliament: 45% (58)
  • Anas Sarwar says Labour is 'back on the pitch' in Scotland

Michael Gove tells Andrew Marr lack of SNP majority shows Nicola Sturgeon that Scotland is not agitating for indyref2

Mr Gove told the Andrew Marr Show that Nicola Sturgeon cannot expect an independence referendum after failing to secure a majority in the Scottish Parliament elections.

Ross says there’s more to Scottish Conservatives than just a ‘no to independence’ party

Douglas Ross claims Scottish Conservatives ‘stopped indyref2’ following Scottish Parliament election results

“If not me then who?”: First wheelchair using MSP speaks up about disabled people’s rights

In an interview with the BBC, the newly-elected Labour MSP for the Glasgow region, Pam Duncan-Glancy, said: “If not me then who? of course I will stand up for disabled people’s human rights.”

Ms Duncan-Glancy made history by being elected as the first permanent wheelchair user to the Scottish Parliament .

Speaking after the count, the MSP said: “I promise to do everything in my power to make sure the path for the next disabled MSP and permanent wheelchair user is nowhere near as hard as it’s been for the first.”

Pam Duncan-Glancy, of Scottish Labour, had to wait outside the building for 45 minutes before being allowed to join the other candidates inside.Pam Duncan-Glancy, of Scottish Labour, had to wait outside the building for 45 minutes before being allowed to join the other candidates inside.
Pam Duncan-Glancy, of Scottish Labour, had to wait outside the building for 45 minutes before being allowed to join the other candidates inside.

The First Minister returns to Bute House following SNP landslide victory

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party, gives a thumbs-up on the steps of her official residence Bute House in Edinburgh on May 9, following the party’s landslide victory in the Scottish parliament elections.

The Scottish National Party on May 9 said its landslide victory in Edinburgh’s devolved parliament was grounds for a fresh independence referendum, despite opposition from London.

Photo: Andy Buchanan / AFP via Getty Images.

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Scottish Greens Co leader says ‘it’s up to SNP to initiate’ coalition

In an interview with Radio Clyde last night, Lorna Slater said “the ball is in their court...it’s up to the SNP to initiate” when asked about a coalition with SNP and the Scottish Greens following the election result.

She added: “With more Scottish Greens we have more influence and we can push the government to work faster on climate change- to be more radical when it comes to land reform.

“We will always push for a fairer and greener Scotland in everything that we do.”

Nicola Sturgeon has said the SNP is “open to discussions” but “it may not be a formal coalition.”

Lorna Slater - Greens' number two candidateLorna Slater - Greens' number two candidate
Lorna Slater - Greens' number two candidate

Campaign for more women candidates in Scottish Parliament marks 46% MSP women count

Scottish Election 2021: Boris Johnson invites Nicola Sturgeon to 'Union summit' following election win

Boris Johnson has called a Union summit with devolved leaders in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

FM says there is ‘lots to do’ as she arrives back at Bute House

Scottish Election results 2021: SNP Independence white paper 'would not necessarily be how it works in practice'

Keith Brown said that the SNP’s white paper for independence wouldn’t ‘necessarily’ be how it plays out in practice.

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