Members of the 1st Scottish Parliament

Members Of The 1st Scottish Parliament

Members of the 1st Scottish Parliament

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This is a list of Members of the Scottish Parliament or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA) elected to the first Scottish Parliament at the 1999 election. Of the 129 members 73 where 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 .

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. The Scottish National Party formed the official opposition.

Composition of the Parliament

Government coalition parties denoted with bullets (•)

Graphical representation

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 1st session of the Scottish Parliament at the time of its dissolution in April 2003.

  • Note this is not the official seating plan of the Scottish Parliament.

MSPs by party

This is a list MSPs elected in the 1999 election, sorted by party. The changes table below records all changes in party affiliation during the session.

Replacement MSPs

Members by constituency and region

Constituency members

Regional members


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,...
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