Alternative History
‹ 2011 2016 Scottish Assembly elections (Scotland says "Yes") 2020
Scottish Assembly Elections, 2016
All 127 seats in the Scottish Assembly
65 seats needed for a majority
20th March 2016
Turnout 85%
First party Second party Third party
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Leader Alex Salmond Willie Rennie Ruth Davidson
Party SNP Scottish Socialists Scottish Free Democrats
Leader's seat Aberdeenshire East Aberdeen South Edinburgh Central
Last election 69 seats 5 15
Seats before 69 5 15
Seats won 109 9 6
Seat change 50 4 6
Fourth party Fifth party 64px
Leader N/A Patrick Harvie MSP and Maggie Chapman
Party Independents Scottish Green Party
Leader's seat N/A List
Last election 1
Seats before 1
Seats won 4 1
Seat change 3 0
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Colours show the winning party in each seat.
Prime Minister before election
Alex Salmond (First Minister)
Elected Prime Minister
Alex Salmond

The 2016 Scottish Assembly Elections were held on the 20th of March 2016 to elect the 1st Independent Scottish Assembly. This was right in the aftermath of Scottish independence meaning that there was a high degree of nationalism. The election was a landslide victory for the SNP with them being the only major party in the race winning 123 of the 127 seats. 3 were won by independents and a further 3 won by Scottish Socialist Party. The Scottish Free Democrats, the Scottish Successor to the Conservatives, failed to secure any seats, though was not far off, and looks set to win some of the Southern Constituencies in Local Elections. This firmly secured Alex Salmon's position as Prime Minster of Scotland and Nicola Sturgeons as deputy. No one was in any doubt that the SNP would dominate Scottish politics for the next 4 years. Scottish Parliament 2016 (Scotland Says Yes).png