1st Scottish Parliament
2nd Scottish Parliament
Inside the General Assembly as the Scottish Parliament debating chamber
Overview
Legislative bodyScottish Parliament
JurisdictionScotland
Meeting placeGeneral Assembly
Term12 May 1999 – 31 March 2003
Election1999
GovernmentDewar government
McLeish government
First McConnell government
Members129
Presiding OfficerSir David Steel
First MinisterDonald Dewar (1999–2000)
Henry McLeish (2000–01)
Jack McConnell (2001–03)
Deputy First MinisterJim Wallace
Leader of the OppositionAlex Salmond (1999–2000)
John Swinney (2000–03)

This is a list of members (MSPs) returned to the first Scottish Parliament at the 1999 Scottish Parliament election. Of the 129 members, 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 .

The 1999 election produced a hung parliament, with the Labour MSPs forming the largest minority. Consequently, they formed a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats to form the first Scottish Executive.

Composition

Party May 1999
election
March 2003
dissolution
Scottish Labour Party 56 55
Scottish National Party 35 33
Scottish Conservative Party 18 19
Scottish Liberal Democrats 17 16
Scottish Green Party 1 1
Scottish Socialist Party 1 1
Independents 1 3
Presiding Officer 0 1
Total 129
Government majority 17 14

Government coalition parties denoted with bullets (•)

Graphical representation

These are graphical representations of the Scottish Parliament showing a comparison of party strengths as it was directly after the 1999 election and its composition at the time of its dissolution in March 2003:


List of MSPs

This is a list of MSPs at dissolution. For a list of MSPs elected in the 1999 Scottish Parliament election, see here. The changes table below records all changes in party affiliation during the session.

Name Image Member for Type Party
Brian Adam
North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Bill Aitken Glasgow Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Wendy Alexander
Paisley North Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jackie Baillie
Dumbarton Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Scott Barrie Dunfermline West Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Sarah Boyack
Edinburgh Central Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Rhona Brankin
Midlothian Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Robert Brown
Glasgow Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Bill Butler
Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Colin Campbell West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Dennis Canavan Falkirk West Constituency Independent
Malcolm Chisholm
Edinburgh North and Leith Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Cathie Craigie
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Bruce Crawford
Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Roseanna Cunningham
Perth Constituency Scottish National Party
Margaret Curran
Glasgow Baillieston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
David Davidson North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Susan Deacon
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh Constituency Scottish Labour Party
James Douglas-Hamilton
Lothians Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Helen Eadie
Dunfermline East Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Dorothy Grace Elder Glasgow Regional Independent
Fergus Ewing
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber Constituency Scottish National Party
Margaret Ewing Moray Constituency Scottish National Party
Winnie Ewing Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Linda Fabiani
Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Patricia Ferguson
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Alex Fergusson
South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Ross Finnie
West of Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Brian Fitzpatrick Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Murdo Fraser
Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Phil Gallie South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Kenneth Gibson
Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Karen Gillon
Clydesdale Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Trish Godman West Renfrewshire Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Annabel Goldie
West of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Donald Gorrie Central Scotland Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
Christine Grahame
South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Rhoda Grant
Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Iain Gray
Edinburgh Pentlands Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Duncan Hamilton Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish National Party
Keith Harding Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Robin Harper
Lothians Regional Scottish Green Party
Hugh Henry
Paisley South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
John Home Robertson East Lothian Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Janis Hughes Glasgow Rutherglen Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Fiona Hyslop
Lothians Regional Scottish National Party
Adam Ingram
South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Gordon Jackson Glasgow Govan Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Sylvia Jackson Stirling Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Cathy Jamieson
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Margaret Jamieson Kilmarnock and Loudoun Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Ian Jenkins Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Alex Johnstone
North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Andy Kerr
East Kilbride Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Johann Lamont
Glasgow Pollok Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Marilyn Livingstone Kirkcaldy Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Richard Lochhead
North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
George Lyon
Argyll and Bute Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Kenny MacAskill
Lothians Regional Scottish National Party
Lewis Macdonald
Aberdeen Central Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Margo MacDonald
Lothians Regional Independent
Ken Macintosh
Eastwood Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Angus MacKay
Edinburgh South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Kate Maclean Dundee West Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Maureen Macmillan Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Paul Martin
Glasgow Springburn Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Tricia Marwick
Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Michael Matheson
Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
John McAllion Dundee East Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Frank McAveety
Glasgow Shettleston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Tom McCabe
Hamilton South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jack McConnell
Motherwell and Wishaw Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Jamie McGrigor
Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Irene McGugan North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Lyndsay McIntosh Central Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Henry McLeish
Central Fife Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Fiona McLeod
West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
David McLetchie
Lothians Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Michael McMahon
Hamilton North and Bellshill Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Duncan McNeil
Greenock and Inverclyde Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Pauline McNeill
Glasgow Kelvin Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Des McNulty
Clydebank and Milngavie Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Brian Monteith Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Alasdair Morgan Galloway and Upper Nithsdale Constituency Scottish National Party
Alasdair Morrison Western Isles Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Bristow Muldoon
Livingston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Mary Mulligan
Linlithgow Constituency Scottish Labour Party
David Mundell
South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
John Farquhar Munro
Ross, Skye and Inverness West Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Elaine Murray
Dumfries Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Alex Neil
Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Irene Oldfather Cunninghame South Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Gil Paterson
Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Peter Peacock
Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Labour Party
Cathy Peattie Falkirk East Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Lloyd Quinan West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Nora Radcliffe Gordon Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Keith Raffan Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Liberal Democrats
George Reid
Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish National Party
Shona Robison
North East Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Euan Robson
Roxburgh and Berwickshire Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Mike Rumbles
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Michael Russell South of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Mary Scanlon
Highlands and Islands Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
John Scott
Ayr Constituency Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Tavish Scott
Shetland Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Tommy Sheridan
Glasgow Regional Scottish Socialist Party
Richard Simpson
Ochil Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Elaine Smith
Coatbridge and Chryston Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Iain Smith
North East Fife Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Margaret Smith
Edinburgh West Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
David Steel
Lothians Regional Presiding Officer
Nicol Stephen
Aberdeen South Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Stewart Stevenson
Banff and Buchan Constituency Scottish National Party
Jamie Stone
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Nicola Sturgeon
Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
John Swinney
North Tayside Constituency Scottish National Party
Elaine Thomson Aberdeen North Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Murray Tosh South of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Kay Ullrich West of Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
Ben Wallace
North East Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Jim Wallace
Orkney Constituency Scottish Liberal Democrats
Mike Watson Glasgow Cathcart Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Andrew Welsh Angus Constituency Scottish National Party
Sandra White
Glasgow Regional Scottish National Party
Karen Whitefield
Airdrie and Shotts Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Allan Wilson
Cunninghame North Constituency Scottish Labour Party
Andrew Wilson Central Scotland Regional Scottish National Party
John Young West of Scotland Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Former MSPs

Name Image Member for Type Party Notes
Donald Dewar
Glasgow Anniesland Constituency Scottish Labour Party Deceased
Sam Galbraith Strathkelvin and Bearsden Constituency Scottish Labour Party Resigned
Nick Johnston Mid Scotland and Fife Regional Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Resigned
Ian Welsh Ayr Constituency Scottish Labour Party Resigned
Alex Salmond
Banff and Buchan Constituency Scottish National Party Resigned

Changes

During the 1999 to 2003 period there were one death and three resignations amongst constituency MSPs, and replacement MSPs were elected in by-elections. Also there was one resignation amongst the additional member MSPs, with that MSP being replaced by the candidate who was next on the additional members list at the time of the 1999 election.

Date Constituency/region Gain Loss Note
31 May 1999 Lothians Presiding Officer Liberal Democrats David Steel was elected as the Presiding Officer and had to take voluntary suspension from his party.
21 December 1999 Ayr Labour Ian Welsh resigned from Parliament, citing family reasons.[1]
16 March 2000 Ayr Conservative John Scott won the Ayr by-election.[2]
11 October 2000 Glasgow Anniesland Labour Donald Dewar died.[3]
23 November 2000 Glasgow Anniesland Labour Bill Butler won the Glasgow Anniesland by-election.[4]
14 May 2001 Strathkelvin and Bearsden Labour Sam Galbraith resigned due to ill health.[5]
14 May 2001 Banff and Buchan SNP Alex Salmond resigned from the Scottish Parliament to contest a House of Commons seat.[6]
7 June 2001 Banff and Buchan SNP Stewart Stevenson won the Banff and Buchan by-election.[7]
7 June 2001 Strathkelvin and Bearsden Labour Brian Fitzpatrick won the Strathkelvin and Bearsden by-election.[7]
10 August 2001 Mid Scotland and Fife Conservative Conservative Nick Johnston resigned and was replaced by Murdo Fraser.[8]
1 May 2002 Glasgow Independent SNP Dorothy-Grace Elder resigned from the SNP.[9]
28 January 2003 Lothians Independent SNP Margo MacDonald was expelled from the SNP.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ayr by-election set for March". BBC News. BBC. 21 December 1999. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Tories walking on Ayr". BBC News. BBC. 17 March 2000. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ "'Father of nation' dies". BBC News. BBC. 11 October 2000. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Labour holds Dewar seats". BBC News. BBC. 24 November 2000. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  5. ^ Martin, Lorna (18 March 2007). "'I was meant to die. I didn't.'". The Observer. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Salmond defends Westminster move". BBC News. BBC. 15 January 2001. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Holyrood by-elections resolved". BBC News. BBC. 8 June 2001. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Outgoing Tory attacks colleagues". BBC News. BBC. 10 August 2001. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  9. ^ "MSP quits nationalists". BBC News. BBC. 2 May 2002. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Margo expelled from SNP". BBC News. BBC. 28 January 2003. Retrieved 16 May 2016.