2001 Banff and Buchan by-election

The Banff and Buchan by-election to the Scottish Parliament was held on 7 June 2001, the same day as a UK general election and also a Scottish Parliament by-election in Strathkelvin and Bearsden. The by-election was caused by the resignation of Scottish National Party (SNP) politician Alex Salmond as MSP for Banff and Buchan.

The SNP retained the Holyrood seat with Stewart Stevenson (who had originally been selected to contest the Westminster constituency) winning for them.


Banff and Buchan by-election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Stewart Stevenson 15,386 49.6
Conservative Ted Brocklebank 6,819 22.0
Labour Megan Harris 4,897 15.8
Liberal Democrats Kenyon Wright 3,231 10.4
Scottish Socialist Peter Anderson 682 2.2
SNP hold Swing

Scottish Parliament Election result, 1999

Banff and Buchan, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Alex Salmond 16,695 52.6
Conservative David Davidson 5,403 17.0
Liberal Democrats Maitland Mackie 5,315 16.8
Labour Megan Harris 4,321 13.6
Majority 11,292 35.6
SNP win (new seat)

See also