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5th Scottish Parliament

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Term  12 May 2016 –
Members  129
Election  5 May 2016
5th Scottish Parliament
Jurisdiction  Scotland, United Kingdom
Meeting place  Scottish Parliament Building
Government  Second Sturgeon government

This is a list of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) who were returned to the fifth session of the Scottish Parliament. Of the 129 MSPs returned at the 2016 election, 73 were returned from first past the post constituencies with a further 56 members returned from eight regions, each electing seven MSPs as a form of mixed member proportional representation.


Parliament reconvened on 12 May 2016 with the swearing-in of MSPs and the election of the presiding officer and two deputy presiding officers. Queen Elizabeth II formally opened the fifth session on 2 July 2016.


On 12 May 2016, Ken Macintosh was elected as the 5th Presiding Officer, and was therefore required to suspend his party membership, following the tradition that the Presiding Officer is nonpartisan.

Government parties denoted with bullets (•)

List of MSPs

This is a list of MSPs. The changes table below records all changes in party affiliation during the session, since the May 2016 election.


5th Scottish Parliament Wikipedia

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