Party vote share over previous elections
Percentage vote share (%)
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Seats as of 1999
Vote
Share
Constituency
seats
Regional
seats
Total
seats
Swing
LabourLab
36.3% 53 3 56
Scottish National PartySNP
28.1% 7 28 35
ConservativeCon
15.5% 18 18
Liberal DemocratsLD
11.9% 12 5 17
Green PartyGP
1.8% 1 1
OtherOth
6.5% 1 1 2

1999 seat distribution

Election overview
In 1999 the Labour Party won 56 seats to lead the first Scottish Parliament in coalition with the Liberal Democrats's 17 seats.