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This is a list of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA) elected to the fourth Scottish Parliament at the 2011 election. Of the 129 MSPs, 73 were elected from first past the post constituencies with a further 56 members being returned from eight regions, each electing seven MSPs as a form of mixed member proportional representation.
Composition of the Parliament
|15 May 2013
|•||Scottish National Party||69||64|
|Scottish Labour Party||37||37|
|Scottish Conservative Party||15||15|
|Scottish Liberal Democrats||5||5|
|Scottish Green Party||2||2|
Government parties denoted with bullets (•)
This is a graphical comparison of party strengths as they are in the 4th session of the Scottish Parliament.
- Note this is not the official seating plan of the Scottish Parliament.
List of MSPs
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Politics and government of
|John Park||Mid Scotland and Fife||Regional||Scottish Labour Party||resigned 7/12/12|
|Brian Adam||Aberdeen Donside||Constituency||Scottish National Party||died 25/04/13|
|Mark McDonald||North East Scotland||Regional||Scottish National Party||resigned 15/05/13|
|11 May 2011||Mid Fife and Glenrothes||Presiding Officer||SNP||Tricia Marwick is elected as the Presiding Officer and had to take voluntary suspension from her party.|
|4 March 2012||Dunfermline||Independent||SNP||Bill Walker was suspended from the SNP pending an investigation into domestic abuse allegations.|
|23 October 2012||Highlands and Islands||Independent||SNP||John Finnie resigned from the SNP because of its conference decision on NATO membership.|
|23 October 2012||Highlands and Islands||Independent||SNP||Jean Urquhart resigned from the SNP because of its conference decision on NATO membership.|
|07 December 2012||Mid Scotland and Fife||Labour||Labour||John Park resigned as an MSP to take up a full time Trade-Union position, he is replaced by Jayne Baxter.|
|25 April 2013||Aberdeen Donside||SNP||Brian Adam dies of cancer at age 64, causing a by-election.|
|14 May 2013||North East Scotland||SNP||Mark McDonald resigns his position as an MSP in order to contest the Aberdeen Donside by-election, 2013.|
|15 May 2013||North East Scotland||SNP||Christian Allard takes up the vacant seat as the next (and final) name on the SNP's list for the region.|
|25 May 2013||Aberdeen Donside||Aberdeen Donside by-election, 2013.|
- "SNP MSP Tricia Marwick elected presiding officer". BBC News. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
- "MSPs John Finnie and Jean Urquhart quit SNP over Nato policy". BBC News. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.