Following the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, there were 37 Members who had served continuously since 1999. In addition, a further 3 Members had served during all three sessions but not continuously.
As a result of the 2016 election, 19 Members have served continuously since 1999 and 2 Members have also served in the previous 4 sessions but not continuously. Those Members who have served continuously since 1999 are shown in the table below.
MSPs serving continuously since 1999
|Name||Party||Constituency Or Region|
|Jackie Baillie||Lab||Dumbarton (C)|
|Bruce Crawford||SNP||(Stirling (C)|
|Roseanna Cunningham||SNP||Perthshire South and Kinross-shire (C)|
|Fergus Ewing||SNP||Inverness and Nairn (C)|
|Linda Fabiani||SNP||East Kilbride (C)|
|Christine Grahame||SNP||Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale (C)|
|Fiona Hyslop||SNP||Linlithgow (C)|
|Alex Johnstone||Con||North East Scotland (R)|
|Johann Lamont||Lab||Glasgow (R)|
|Lewis Macdonald||Lab||North East Scotland (R)|
|Ken Macintosh||Lab||West Scotland (R)|
|Michael Matheson||SNP||Falkirk West (C)|
|Alex Neil||SNP||Airdrie and Shotts (C)|
|Shona Robison||SNP||Dundee City East (C)|
|Tavish Scott||LD||Shetland Islands (C)|
|Elaine Smith||Lab||Central Scotland (R)|
|Nicola Sturgeon||SNP||Glasgow Southside (C)|
|John Swinney||SNP||Perthshire North (C)|
|Sandra White||SNP||Glasgow Kelvin (C)|
 Richard Lochhead MSP resigned on 7 April 2006 to contest the Moray by-election which he won and was returned on 27 April 2006. John Scott MSP was successful at the Scottish Parliament’s first by-election on 16 March 2000.