Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021
A Scottish Parliamentary election was held on Thursday 6 May 2021 to elect members (MSPs) to the Scottish Parliament.
Elections to the Scottish Parliament are carried out using the Additional Member Voting system. This voting system combines the traditional First Past the Post system (FPP) and Proportional Representation (PR).
Moray Council area is covered by the Moray constituency and the Banff & Buchan Coast constituency. A constituency map is available from the Boundary Commission for Scotland here. Moray is part of the Highland and Islands Region.
Voters had two votes in these elections and were provided with two ballot papers.
- The first vote is to elect a person to be their Constituency Member. The person who wins the most votes using the FPP voting system becomes the Constituency Member.
- The second vote is to elect Regional representatives. Voters can select a political party or an individual candidate (if there are any standing) for a seat in a Scottish Parliament Region.
There are 7 MSPs for each of the 8 Scottish Parliament Regions. Candidates or parties are elected using a PR voting system and are called 'List' MSPs
Voters use one cross (X) to mark their ballot paper(s).
- Declaration of Moray constituency results (PDF, 420kB)
- Declaration of Highland and Islands regional votes cast in the Moray constituency (PDF, 437kB)
- Highland & Islands Regional Vote full results (new webpage)
- Banffshire and Buchan Constituency results (counted by Aberdeenshire Returning Officer)
Moray Constituency Results
Richard Lochhead (SNP) was elected the Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Moray Constituency on Friday 7 May 2021.
|Tim EAGLE||Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party||16,823|
|Jo KIRBY||Scottish Labour Party||2,972|
|Richard LOCHHEAD||Scottish National Party (SNP)||19,987|
|Sheila Ewan RITCHIE||Scottish Liberal Democrats||1,165|
|Robert STEPHENSON||UK Independance Party (UKIP)||188|
|Ballot Papers Rejected||122|
|Total Votes Cast||41,257|
Highland and Islands Regional List: Moray Results only
|Abolish the Scottish Parliament Party||148|
|All for Unity||238|
|Freedom Alliance- Integrity, Society, Economy||151|
|Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party||15,890|
|Scottish Family Party||191|
|Scottish Green Party||2,531|
|Scottish Labour Party||3,207|
|Scottish Liberal Democrats||1,133|
|Scottish Libertarian Party||42|
|Scottish National Party (SNP)||16,600|
|Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||29|
|UK Independence Party (UKIP)||77|
|Hazel MANSFIELD (Independent)||33|
|Andy WIGHTMAN (Independent)||204|
|Ballot Papers Rejected||65|
|Total Votes Cast||41,221|
Electoral Registration Office (ERO)
For electoral register enquiries, to register to vote, change or amend your addresses or to apply for a postal or proxy vote. Please note the Electoral Registration Officer only deals with electoral register enquiries, amendments and applications to register to vote, applying for a postal or proxy vote.
Electoral Registration Officer (ERO)
Grampian Valuation Joint Board
Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB16 5GE
Online contact form at www.votemoray.org for elector register queries and amendments, postal and proxy vote applications
Monday - Thursday - 9am to 5pm, Friday - 9am to 4pm
Moray Election Office
Returning Officer - Denise Whitworth
For information about: elections, dates and notices, candidate nominations, polling places, issues with postal votes not being received, spoilt or lost, ballot papers and how to vote, results or any other election related query:
Elections Office, Moray Council, Council Office, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX
Elections helpline: 01343 563334 (do not use this number for enquiries for registering to vote, or applying for proxy or postal votes, see above)
firstname.lastname@example.org (do not use this email address for electoral register queries /application to vote by post or proxy) please contact ERO above