6th Scottish Parliament
The 6th Scottish Parliament was elected at the 2021 Scottish Parliament election.
|6th Scottish Parliament|
|Legislative body||Scottish Parliament|
|Meeting place||Scottish Parliament Building|
|Term||13 May 2021 –|
|Government||Third Sturgeon government|
|Presiding Officer||Alison Johnstone|
|First Minister||Nicola Sturgeon|
|Deputy First Minister||John Swinney|
|Leader of the Opposition||Douglas Ross|
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|Politics of Scotland|
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|•||Scottish National Party||64||64|
|Scottish Liberal Democrats||4||4|
Government partiesenoted with bullets (•)#
- Presiding Officer: Alison Johnstone (Independent)
- Deputy Presiding Officers: Annabelle Ewing (SNP), Liam McArthur (Lib Dems)
- First Minister: Nicola Sturgeon (SNP)
- Deputy First Minister: John Swinney (SNP)
- Minister for Parliamentary Business: George Adam (SNP)
- Leader of the Opposition: Douglas Ross (Conservatives)
- Secondary Opposition Leader: Anas Sarwar (Labour)
- Tertiary Opposition Leader: Patrick Harvie & Lorna Slater (Greens)
- Leader of the Liberal Democrats: Willie Rennie
List of MSPs
There are eight MSPs who have been constant members since the inauguration of the Parliament in 1999 (ten other founding members retired prior to the 2021 election): Jackie Baillie, Fergus Ewing and John Swinney have been elected six times under the same constituency (Swinney's was renamed with different boundaries in 2011); Christine Grahame, Fiona Hyslop, Michael Matheson, Shona Robison and Nicola Sturgeon were returned as a list member then a constituency member. A ninth MSP Richard Lochhead has served almost the same term, resigning his list seat in 2006 to successfully contest a by-election a few weeks later for a constituency seat, which he has defended since then.
|13 May 2021||Lothian||Presiding Officer||Green||Alison Johnstone was elected Presiding Officer and consequently had to renounce her party affiliation.|
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- "Current and previous Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)". Retrieved 7 May 2021.
- In numbers: Scottish Parliament celebrates 20th anniversary, Shropshire Star, 29 April 2019
- "Scottish Greens MSP elected as new Presiding Officer". STV News. 13 May 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2021.