The number of female Members of the Scottish Parliament remained the same at 45 following the election. The breakdown of female Members by party and as a proportion of their party’s total is shown below.
Female MSPs by Political Party
In numerical terms, the total of female MSPs are as follows:
- SNP – 27 (42.8%)
- Labour – 11 (45.8%)
- Conservative – 6 (19.3%)
- Greens – 1 (16.7%)
The number of female MSPs elected at each Scottish Parliament election is provided in the table below.
Total number of Female MSPs by Election
|Election||Number of Female Members Elected|
As a percentage of overall Members, the number of women in the Scottish Parliament (34.8%) is slightly higher than the 29.4% (191 MPs) elected at the 2015 UK General Election.