1997 United Kingdom general election in Scotland


These are the results of the 1997 United Kingdom general election in Scotland. The election was held on 1 May 1997 and all 72 seats in Scotland were contested.

1997 United Kingdom general election

 1992 1 May 1997 2001 

All 72 Scottish seats to the House of Commons
Turnout71.3%, 4.2%
  First party Second party
 
Leader Tony Blair Paddy Ashdown
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Leader since 21 July 1994 16 July 1988
Seats before 50 9
Seats won 56 10
Seat change 6 1
Popular vote 1,283,350 365,362
Percentage 45.6% 13.0%
Swing 6.6% 0.1%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Alex Salmond John Major
Party SNP Conservative
Leader since 22 September 1990 4 July 1995[n 1]
Seats before 3 11
Seats won 6 0
Seat change 3 11
Popular vote 621,550 493,059
Percentage 22.1% 17.5%
Swing 0.6% 8.2%

Results of the 1997 election in Scotland

Results


Below is a table summarising the results of the 1997 general election in Scotland.[2]

Party Seats Seats
change
Votes % %
change
Labour 56 6 1,283,350 45.6 6.6
SNP 6 3 621,550 22.1 0.6
Liberal Democrats 10 1 365,362 13.0 0.1
Conservative 0 11 493,059 17.5 8.2
Referendum 0 New 26,726 0.95 New
Scottish Socialist 0 New 9,740 0.35 New
ProLife Alliance 0 5,750 0.25
Independent 0 2,162 0.08
Natural Law 0 1,979 0.07
Socialist Labour 0 1,945 0.07
Scottish Green 0 1,721 0.06
UKIP 0 1,585 0.06
Independent Labour 0 812 0.03
BNP 0 651 0.02
Liberal 0 650 0.02
Socialist (GB) 0 315 0.01
Workers Revolutionary 0 80 0.00
Turnout 2,816,748 71.3 4.2

Votes summary

Popular vote
Labour
45.56%
SNP
22.06%
Conservative
17.50%
Liberal Democrats
12.97%
Other
1.91%
Parliament seats
Labour
77.78%
Liberal Democrats
13.89%
SNP
8.33%

Notes


  1. Conservative party leader John Major resigned as Leader of the Conservative Party on 22 June 1995 to face critics in his party and government, and was reelected as Leader on 4 July 1995. Prior to his resignation he had held the post of Leader of the Conservative Party since 28 November 1990.[1]

References


  1. "1995: Major wins Conservative leadership". BBC News. 4 July 1995.
  2. "Election 2001 | Results | Scotland". BBC News. 14 August 2001. Retrieved 3 November 2011.