Scottish Parliament Election Results 2021

This is the results page for the Scottish Parliament Elections held on the 6th of May 2021. The SNP will form the next Scottish Government – a historic fourth consecutive win for the party. Pro Independence parties also carried a majority of seats with the SNP and Greens winning 72 of the 129 seats in the parliament. Orkney Islands (Highlands & Islands) Constituency Vote: LIB DEM HOLD – Liam McArthur MSP LDem 7238 (62.4%, -5.4) SNP 3369 (29.1%, +5.2) Con 699 (6%, +1.9) Lab 290 (2.5%, -0.4) Aberdeen Donside (North…

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Council Tax Frozen in Scotland

All 32 local authorities across Scotland have chosen to freeze council tax following a Scottish Government commitment to compensate those who do so. Finance Secretary Kate Forbes said: “With people facing unprecedented challenges and extra pressures, now is a time to work together to provide stability and certainty. “In the budget for the year ahead I took the significant step of providing £90 million to support a national council tax freeze, giving local authorities the option to support families while ensuring there would be no impact on vital local services.…

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First Minister launches Scottish National Investment Bank

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially launched the Scottish National Investment Bank. It will be backed by £2bn of Scottish Government funding over the next decade Scot Gov: “It will help to tackle some of the biggest challenges Scotland faces now and in years to come, delivering economic, social and environmental returns.” (SCOT GOV PRESS RELEASE via www.gov.scot) The Scottish National Investment Bank has officially opened for business with the completion of its first major investment. It is the UK’s first mission-led development bank and it is being capitalised by…

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First Minister Statement on EU and UK Government talks

Statement on EU and UK Government talks by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Commenting on the EU and UK Government talks, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: It is beyond belief that in the midst of a global pandemic and deep recession the Prime Minister is telling Scotland to get ready for a disastrous No Deal Brexit. “With less than three months until the end of the transition period, businesses and people across Scotland will be in despair at this extraordinary statement. “At best this is reckless brinkmanship. At worst it means…

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Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland will always uphold international law

In the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said: “This pandemic is not a war. Nations are not against other nations, soldiers against other soldiers. It is a test of our humanity.” These have been indeed the most testing of times for people in Europe and across the world. We are facing a global public health and economic crisis the like of which we have not seen in our lifetimes. No country, certainly in Europe, can tackle the pandemic alone. Given the speed and extent of…

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Scottish Parliament rejects consent for Internal Market Bill

Parliament rejects consent for “deeply damaging” Bill. The Internal Market Bill should be withdrawn by the UK Government after consent for it was denied by a majority of the Scottish Parliament, Constitution Secretary Michael Russell has said. MSPs backed the Scottish Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum, which states the Bill threatens devolution and breaches international law. The constitutional convention is that the Westminster Parliament should not legislate in devolved areas without the Scottish Parliament’s consent. The Internal Market Bill should now be withdrawn by the UK Government after consent for it…

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First Minister statement on additional COVID restrictions

Below is Nicola Sturgeon’s full statement to the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday, October 7th, regarding the implementation of additional COVID restrictions in Scotland. "I want to be clear, we are not going back into lockdown today" First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon stresses additional measures are needed to avoid "tougher action in future" https://t.co/oudOWwhk1A pic.twitter.com/cfNULzDrwb — ITV News (@itvnews) October 7, 2020 Presiding Officer I want to update the chamber today on the current position in relation to Covid. In doing so, I will give an assessment of the current…

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First Minister national address on Coronavirus measures

First Minister media address to Scotland on 22 September 2020 on new measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland. This speech is from the Gov.scot website and was broadcast live on tv and online in Scotland. "If we stick with it – and, above all, if we stick together – we will get through it." Today FM @NicolaSturgeon announced new restrictions to help stop the spread of #coronavirus.#WeAreScotland pic.twitter.com/LfMU0TieIu — ScottishPoliticsNews 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@ScoPoliticsNews) September 22, 2020 “The last six months have been unprecedented. They’ve been the…

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Nicola Sturgeon statement on additional COVID restrictions

(22 Sept 2020) Below is Nicola Sturgeon’s full statement to the Scottish Parliament on the implementation of additional COVID restrictions in Scotland. .@NicolaSturgeon outlines why household restrictions have been imposed across Scotland. Latest – https://t.co/uJaXsaY8lu pic.twitter.com/bNwPxLxcXh — BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) September 22, 2020 Presiding Officer, I will update the chamber on additional restrictions that the Scottish Government believes are necessary to get Covid back under control as we enter winter. I will also set out why these measures are essential, and the principles and priorities that have guided our…

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