Renfrewshire Council

2021 Scottish Parliamentary Election Count at Braehead Arena

2021 Scottish Parliamentary Election results from Renfrewshire South constituency and West Scotland Region

The 2021 Scottish Parliamentary Election Count at Braehead Arena has concluded tonight (Saturday 8 May 2021) with confirmation of the winning candidate in the Renfrewshire South constituency and the seven MSPs elected through the West Scotland Region ballot.

A total of 34,821 votes were cast in the Renfrewshire South constituency, a 65.7% turnout, with Tom Arthur, Scottish National Party (SNP), elected after receiving 17,532 votes.

He finished ahead of Paul O'Kane, Scottish Labour Party and Scottish Co-operative Party (10,426 votes), Derek Stillie, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party (5,149 votes), Christine Cosh, Scottish Liberal Democrats (826 votes) and Andy Doig, Scotia Future (765 votes).

Seven MSPs were also confirmed through the West Scotland Region, with 378,389 votes cast across the region, representing a 67.2% turnout.

Candidates elected to serve in the Scottish Parliament for the West Scotland Region were: Neil Bibby, Scottish Labour Party (Elected at Stage 1); Russell Findlay, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party (Elected at Stage 2); Katy Clark, Scottish Labour Party (Elected at Stage 3); Jamie Greene, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party (Elected at Stage 4); Ross Greer, Scottish Green Party (Elected at Stage 5); Paul O'Kane, Scottish Labour Party (Elected at Stage 6) and Pam Gosal, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  (Elected at Stage 7).

The total number of votes given to each registered party was: Abolish the Scottish Parliament Party (916 votes); Alba Party (6,133 votes); All for Unity (3,372 votes); Freedom Alliance - Integrity, Society, Economy (766 votes); Independent Green Voice (1,983 votes); Reform UK (600 votes); Scotia Future (257 votes); Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party (82,640 votes); Scottish Family Party (2,345 votes); Scottish Green Party (26,632 votes); Scottish Labour Party (83,782 votes); Scottish Liberal Democrats (13,570 votes); Scottish Libertarian Party (499 votes); Scottish National Party (SNP) (152,671 votes); Scottish Renew (97 votes); Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (479 votes); UK Independence Party (UKIP) (463 votes); Maurice Campbell - Independent (234 votes) and James Morrison - Independent (248 votes).

This concluded the two-day Count, with Friday seeing George Adam, Scottish National Party (SNP), declared MSP for the Paisley constituency and Natalie Don, Scottish National Party (SNP), elected MSP for the Renfrewshire North and West constituency.

Full results from both days are available to view on the Renfrewshire Council website.

Sandra Black, Regional Returning Officer for the West Scotland Region and Returning Officer for Paisley, Renfrewshire North and West and Renfrewshire South constituencies, said: "I would like to congratulate the winning candidates and pass on my thanks and gratitude to everyone who played their part in delivering the Scottish Parliamentary Election across the West Region and at our three constituencies. 

"Staff worked tirelessly and were diligent in their duties so voters could cast their votes safely, ensuring a Covid-19 safe and welcoming environment at polling stations and the Count venue at Braehead Arena."

Published on Saturday 8 May 2021