1st Scottish Parliament
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 .
|1st Scottish Parliament|
|Legislative body||Scottish Parliament|
|Meeting place||General Assembly|
|Term||12 May 1999 – 31 March 2003|
First McConnell government
|Presiding Officer||Sir David Steel|
|First Minister||Donald Dewar (1999–2000)|
Henry McLeish (2000–01)
Jack McConnell (2001–03)
|Deputy First Minister||Jim Wallace|
|Leader of the Opposition||Alex Salmond (1999–2000)|
John Swinney (2000–03)
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|Politics of Scotland|
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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.
|•||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|
Government coalition parties denoted with bullets (•)
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:
- Note this is not the official seating plan of the Scottish Parliament.
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.
|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|
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.
- Member of the Scottish Parliament
- 1999 Scottish Parliament election
- Executive of the 1st Scottish Parliament
- Scottish Parliament
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