Members of the 3rd Scottish Parliament

Members of the 3rd Scottish Parliament
1st Parliament (1999)
2nd Parliament (2003)
3rd Parliament (2007)
4th Parliament (2011)

This is a list of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA) elected to the third Scottish Parliament at the 2007 election. Of the 129 MSPs, 73 where 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

Party May 2007 May 2011
Scottish National Party 47 47
Scottish Labour Party 46 46
Scottish Conservative Party 17 16
Scottish Liberal Democrats 16 16
Scottish Green Party 2 2
Independents 1 1
Presiding Officer 0 1
Total 129
Total 129
 Government Majority -18 -17

Government parties denoted with bullets (•)

Graphical representation

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths as they were in the 3rd session of the Scottish Parliament.

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  • Note this is not the official seating plan of the Scottish Parliament.

MSPs by party

This is a list of MSPs at dissolution. The changes table below records all changes in party affiliation during the session. See here a list of MSPs elected in the 2007 election.


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Party Name Constituency or Region
Scottish National Party (47) Brian Adam Aberdeen North
Alasdair Allan Western Isles
Keith Brown Ochil
Aileen Campbell South of Scotland
Willie Coffey Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Angela Constance Livingston
Bruce Crawford Stirling
Roseanna Cunningham Perth
Nigel Don North East Scotland
Bob Doris Glasgow
Fergus Ewing Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Linda Fabiani Central Scotland
Joe FitzPatrick Dundee West
Kenneth Gibson Cunninghame North
Rob Gibson Highlands and Islands
Christine Grahame South of Scotland
Chris Harvie Mid Scotland and Fife
Jamie Hepburn Central Scotland
Fiona Hyslop Lothians
Adam Ingram South of Scotland
Bill Kidd Glasgow
Richard Lochhead Moray
Kenny MacAskill Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Tricia Marwick Central Fife
Jim Mather Argyll and Bute
Michael Matheson Falkirk West
Stewart Maxwell West of Scotland
Ian McKee Lothians
Christina McKelvie Central Scotland
Anne McLaughlin Glasgow
Stuart McMillan West of Scotland
Alasdair Morgan South of Scotland
Alex Neil Central Scotland
Gil Paterson Central Scotland
Shona Robison Dundee East
Michael Russell South of Scotland
Alex Salmond Gordon
Shirley-Anne Somerville Lothians
Stewart Stevenson Banff and Buchan
Nicola Sturgeon Glasgow Govan
John Swinney North Tayside
Dave Thompson Highlands and Islands
Maureen Watt North East Scotland
Andrew Welsh Angus
Sandra White Glasgow
Bill Wilson West of Scotland
John Wilson Central Scotland
Labour Party (46) Wendy Alexander Paisley North
Jackie Baillie Dumbarton
Claire Baker Mid Scotland and Fife
Richard Baker North East Scotland
Sarah Boyack Edinburgh Central
Rhona Brankin Midlothian
Bill Butler Glasgow Anniesland
Malcolm Chisholm Edinburgh North and Leith
Cathie Craigie Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Margaret Curran Glasgow Baillieston
Helen Eadie Dunfermline East
Patricia Ferguson Glasgow Maryhill
George Foulkes Lothians
Karen Gillon Clydesdale
Marlyn Glen North East Scotland
Trish Godman West Renfrewshire
Charlie Gordon Glasgow Cathcart
Rhoda Grant Highlands and Islands
Iain Gray East Lothian
Hugh Henry Paisley South
Cathy Jamieson Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
James Kelly Glasgow Rutherglen
Andy Kerr East Kilbride
Johann Lamont Glasgow Pollok
Marilyn Livingstone Kirkcaldy
Lewis Macdonald Aberdeen Central
Kenneth Macintosh Eastwood
Paul Martin Glasgow Springburn
Frank McAveety Glasgow Shettleston
Tom McCabe Hamilton South
Jack McConnell Motherwell and Wishaw
Michael McMahon Hamilton North and Bellshill
Duncan McNeil Greenock and Inverclyde
Pauline McNeill Glasgow Kelvin
Des McNulty Clydebank and Milngavie
Mary Mulligan Linlithgow
Elaine Murray Dumfries
Irene Oldfather Cunninghame South
John Park Mid Scotland and Fife
Peter Peacock Highlands and Islands
Cathy Peattie Falkirk East
Richard Simpson Mid Scotland and Fife
Elaine Smith Coatbridge and Chryston
David Stewart Highlands and Islands
Karen Whitefield Airdrie and Shotts
David Whitton Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Conservative Party (16) Bill Aitken Glasgow
Ted Brocklebank Mid Scotland and Fife
Gavin Brown Lothians
Derek Brownlee South of Scotland
Jackson Carlaw West of Scotland
Murdo Fraser Mid Scotland and Fife
Annabel Goldie West of Scotland
Alex Johnstone North East Scotland
John Lamont Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Jamie McGrigor Highlands and Islands
David McLetchie Edinburgh Pentlands
Nanette Milne North East Scotland
Margaret Mitchell Central Scotland
Mary Scanlon Highlands and Islands
John Scott Ayr
Elizabeth Smith Mid Scotland and Fife
Liberal Democrats (16) Robert Brown Glasgow
Ross Finnie West of Scotland
Jim Hume South of Scotland
Liam McArthur Orkney
Alison McInnes North East Scotland
John Farquhar Munro Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Hugh O'Donnell Central Scotland
Mike Pringle Edinburgh South
Jeremy Purvis Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale
Mike Rumbles West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Tavish Scott Shetland
Iain Smith North East Fife
Margaret Smith Edinburgh West
Nicol Stephen Aberdeen South
Jamie Stone Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Jim Tolson Dunfermline West
Scottish Green Party (2) Robin Harper Lothians
Patrick Harvie Glasgow
Independent (1) Margo MacDonald Lothians
Presiding Officer (1) Alex Fergusson Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

Members by constituency and region

Constituency members

Members of the Scottish Parliament
Constituency Name Party
Aberdeen Central Lewis Macdonald Labour Party
Aberdeen North Brian Adam Scottish National Party
Aberdeen South Nicol Stephen Liberal Democrats
Airdrie and Shotts Karen Whitefield Labour Party
Angus Andrew Welsh Scottish National Party
Argyll and Bute Jim Mather Scottish National Party
Ayr John Scott Conservative
Banff and Buchan Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Jamie Stone Liberal Democrats
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Cathy Jamieson Labour Party
Central Fife Tricia Marwick Scottish National Party
Clydebank and Milngavie Des McNulty Labour Party
Clydesdale Karen Turnbull Labour Party
Coatbridge and Chryston Elaine Smith Labour Party
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Cathie Craigie Labour Party
Cunninghame North Kenny Gibson Scottish National Party
Cunninghame South Irene Oldfather Labour Party
Dumbarton Jackie Baillie Labour Party
Dumfries Elaine Murray Labour Party
Dundee East Shona Robison Scottish National Party
Dundee West Joe Fitzpatrick Scottish National Party
Dunfermline East Helen Eadie Labour Party
Dunfermline West Jim Tolson Liberal Democrats
East Kilbride Andy Kerr Labour Party
East Lothian Iain Gray Labour Party
Eastwood Kenneth Macintosh Labour Party
Edinburgh Central Sarah Boyack Labour Party
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh Kenny MacAskill Scottish National Party
Edinburgh North and Leith Malcolm Chisholm Labour Party
Edinburgh Pentlands David McLetchie Conservative
Edinburgh South Mike Pringle Liberal Democrats
Edinburgh West Margaret Smith Liberal Democrats
Falkirk East Cathy Peattie Labour Party
Falkirk West Michael Matheson Scottish National Party
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale Alex Fergusson Presiding Officer
Glasgow Anniesland Bill Butler Labour Party
Glasgow Baillieston Margaret Curran Labour Party
Glasgow Cathcart Charlie Gordon Labour Party
Glasgow Govan Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party
Glasgow Kelvin Pauline McNeill Labour Party
Glasgow Maryhill Patricia Ferguson Labour Party
Glasgow Pollok Johann Lamont Labour Party
Glasgow Rutherglen James Kelly Labour Party
Glasgow Shettleston Frank McAveety Labour Party
Glasgow Springburn Paul Martin Labour Party
Gordon Alex Salmond Scottish National Party
Greenock and Inverclyde Duncan McNeil Labour Party
Hamilton North and Bellshill Michael McMahon Labour Party
Hamilton South Tom McCabe Labour Party
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party
Kilmarnock and Loudoun Willie Coffey Scottish National Party
Kirkcaldy Marilyn Livingstone Labour Party
Linlithgow Mary Mulligan Labour Party
Livingston Angela Constance Scottish National Party
Midlothian Rhona Brankin Labour Party
Moray Richard Lochhead Scottish National Party
Motherwell and Wishaw Jack McConnell Labour Party
North East Fife Iain Smith Liberal Democrats
North Tayside John Swinney Scottish National Party
Ochil Keith Brown Scottish National Party
Orkney Liam McArthur Liberal Democrats
Paisley North Wendy Alexander Labour Party
Paisley South Hugh Henry Labour Party
Perth Roseanna Cunningham Scottish National Party
Ross, Skye and Inverness West John Farquhar Munro Liberal Democrats
Roxburgh and Berwickshire John Lamont Conservative
Shetland Tavish Scott Liberal Democrats
Stirling Bruce Crawford Scottish National Party
Strathkelvin and Bearsden David Whitton Labour Party
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale Jeremy Purvis Liberal Democrats
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Mike Rumbles Liberal Democrats
Western Isles Alasdair Allan Scottish National Party
West Renfrewshire Patricia Godman Labour Party

Regional members

Members of the Scottish Parliament
Region Name Party
Central Scotland Linda Fabiani Scottish National Party
Jamie Hepburn Scottish National Party
Christina McKelvie Scottish National Party
Margaret Mitchell Conservative
Alex Neil Scottish National Party
Hugh O'Donnell Liberal Democrats
John Wilson Scottish National Party
Glasgow Bill Aitken Conservative
Robert Brown Liberal Democrats
Bob Doris Scottish National Party
Patrick Harvie Scottish Green Party
Bill Kidd Scottish National Party
Anne McLaughlin Scottish National Party
Sandra White Scottish National Party
Highlands and Islands Rob Gibson Scottish National Party
Rhoda Grant Labour Party
Jamie McGrigor Conservative
Peter Peacock Labour Party
Mary Scanlon Conservative
David Stewart Labour Party
David Thompson Scottish National Party
Lothians Gavin Brown Conservative
George Foulkes Labour Party
Robin Harper Scottish Green Party
Fiona Hyslop Scottish National Party
Margo MacDonald Independent
Ian McKee Scottish National Party
Shirley-Anne Somerville Scottish National Party
Mid Scotland and Fife Claire Baker Labour Party
Ted Brocklebank Conservative
Murdo Fraser Conservative
Chris Harvie Scottish National Party
John Park Labour Party
Richard Simpson Labour Party
Elizabeth Smith Conservative
North East Scotland Richard Baker Labour Party
Nigel Don Scottish National Party
Marlyn Glen Labour Party
Alex Johnstone Conservative
Alison McInnes Liberal Democrats
Nanette Milne Conservative
Maureen Watt Scottish National Party
South of Scotland Derek Brownlee Conservative
Aileen Campbell Scottish National Party
Christine Grahame Scottish National Party
Jim Hume Liberal Democrats
Adam Ingram Scottish National Party
Alasdair Morgan Scottish National Party
Michael Russell Scottish National Party
West of Scotland Jackson Carlaw Conservative
Ross Finnie Liberal Democrats
Annabel Goldie Conservative
Stewart Maxwell Scottish National Party
Stuart McMillan Scottish National Party
Gil Paterson Scottish National Party
Bill Wilson Scottish National Party


Date Constituency/Region Gain Loss Note
May 14, 2007 Galloway and Upper Nithsdale Presiding Officer Conservative Alex Fergusson is elected as the Presiding Officer and had to take voluntary suspension from his party.
August 31, 2007 Lothians SNP SNP Stefan Tymkewycz resigns from the Parliament he is replaced by Shirley-Anne Somerville.
February 6, 2009 Glasgow SNP SNP Bashir Ahmad dies, he is replaced by Anne McLaughlin.

See also

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