Scottish Election 2021 results: Scottish Greens win first MSP in Central Scotland

The Scottish Green Party has won its first MSP in Central Scotland as Gillian MacKay was elected.

By Kirsty Paterson
Sunday, 9th May 2021, 1:49 pm

Scottish Labour's Richard Leonard, Monica Lennon and Mark Griffin have also been returned to Holyrood via list votes.

Falkirk West candidate Stephen Kerr was first on the Scottish Conservative & Unionist party's list in Central Scotland, so he took a place along with his colleagues Graham Simpson and Meghan Gallacher.

Falkirk West constituency declared its list vote shortly after the regional results were announced in North Lanarkshire.

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Counting takes place in the Central Scotland list region. Picture: Michael Gillen

The SNP took 18,040 votes – 45.35 per cent share of the vote – but their victories in the constituencies meant the list votes did not translate into any extra seats.

The Conservatives took 8,127 votes (20.43 per cent) pushing Labour into third place with 7,832 (19.69 per cent).

The Scottish Green Party picked up 2,802, way ahead of both the Scottish Liberal Democrats with 968.

Alex Salmond's Alba Party failed to make an impact and took 697 votes (1.75 per cent).

The totals for the Falkirk West constituency Central Scotland Regional list vote were:

Abolish the Scottish Parliament Party: 112

Alba: 697

All for Unity: 373

Freedom Alliance: 96

Independent Green Voice: 209

Reform UK: 86

Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party: 8127

Scottish Family Party: 212

Scottish Green Party: 2802

Scottish Labour Party: 7832

Scottish Liberal Democrats: 968

Scottish Libertarian Party: 63

Scottish National Party (SNP): 18,040

UKIP: 53

Independent Paddy S Hogg: 68

In total, 39,783 votes were cast and 45 ballot papers rejected.

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