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Westminster Elections 2001
Scottish Results - Supplied by Engender

Some general facts:

a) Overall there were 89 female candidates out of 407, 21.9%

b) There are just 11 Scottish Female MPs out of 72, 15.3%

(Whereas the Scottish Parliament has 37.2% female MSPs)

c) Only two parties have female MPs: 'The Labour Party' - 10 and

'Scottish National Party' - 1

d) Of all the parties standing in Scotland the 'Scottish Socialist

Party' fielded the highest total number of female candidates - 23.

e) Two Parties were 100% represented by women 'Legalise Cannabis

Alliance' - 2 and 'The Rock 'N' Roll Loony Party' - 1

f) Of the 'major' UK parties the 'Liberal Democrats' fielded the most

female candidates - 17...but did not return a single female MP in

Scotland.

g) 'The Labour Party' has the highest number of female MPs - 10 out

of 56, 17.9% of their MPs

h) The 'Scottish National Party' has the highest percentage of

elected MPs female - 20%

i) Around two thirds of all 'The Labour Party' female candidates were

elected (compared to just 6.2% of 'Scottish National Party'

candidates).

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Full List of Female MPs in Scottish Constituencies:

Name, Party, Constituency

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Irene Adams, The Labour Party, Paisley North

Anne Begg, The Labour Party, Aberdeen South

Lynda Clark, The Labour Party, Edinburgh Pentlands

Annabelle Ewing, Scottish National Party, Perth

Helen Liddell, The Labour Party, Airdrie and Shotts

Anne McGuire, The Labour Party, Stirling

Ann McKechin, The Labour Party, Glasgow Maryhill

Rosemary McKenna, The Labour Party, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth

Anne Picking, The Labour Party, East Lothian

Sandra Osborne, The Labour Party, Ayr

Rachel Squire, The Labour Party, Dunfermline West

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N.B. The following numerical results are a bit hard to read via

e-mail. If you have Adobe Acrobat you can download formatted tables

of these results.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/femscot-pol/files/ge2001/ge2001candmps.pdf

Candidates

Party, No.Candidates, No.Female Candidates, %Female

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Scottish Socialist Party, 72, 23, 31.9%

Liberal Democrats, 71, 17, 23.9%

Scottish National Party, 72, 16, 22.2%

The Labour Party *, 72, 15, 20.8%

The Conservative and Unionist Party, 71, 7, 9.9%

Socialist Labour Party, 12, 3, 25.0%

Legalise Cannabis Alliance, 2, 2, 100.0%

The Rock 'N' Roll Loony Party, 1, 1, 100.0%

Scottish Unionist Party, 2, 1, 50.0%

ProLife Alliance, 3, 1, 33.3%

The Scottish Green Party, 4, 1, 25.0%

Independent, 9, 1, 11.1%

United Kingdom Independence Party, 11, 1, 9.1%

Communist Party of Britain, 1, 0, 0.0%

The Countryside Party, 1, 0, 0.0%

The Liberal Party, 1, 0, 0.0%

The Official Monster Raving Loony Party, 1, 0, 0.0%

The Scottish Freedom Referendum Party, 1, 0, 0.0%

Total, 407, 89, 21.9%

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MPs

Party, No. MPs, No. Female, %Female, %Female candidates elected

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The Labour Party *, 56, 10, 17.9%, 66.7%

Scottish National Party, 5, 1, 20.0%, 6.2%

Liberal Democrats, 10, 0, 0.0%, 0.0%

The Conservative and Unionist Party, 1, 0, 0.0%, 0.0%

Total, 72, 11, 15.3%

* includes Labour/Co-operative Party


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