Election 2021

The Scottish Parliament is in recess ahead of the election on 6 May.

Because of Covid-19, there are some changes to how the Parliament prepares for the election.

Find out more in our Election 2021 pages

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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

Current party balance

There are 129 Members of the Scottish Parliament. They're currently split into the following parties.


Scottish National Party – 61 MSPs

Party leader - Nicola Sturgeon


Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party – 30 MSPs

Party leader - Douglas Ross


Scottish Labour – 23 MSPs

Party leader - Anas Sarwar


Scottish Green Party – 5 MSPs

Party leader - Patrick Harvie


Scottish Liberal Democrats – 5 MSPs

Party leader - Willie Rennie


Independent MSPs – 3 MSPs


Reform UK - 1 MSP


No party affiliation – 1 MSP


Take a look at the full list of current MSPs and learn more about how MSPs are elected. Results and analysis are also available for all previous elections.


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