3rd May 2007

SNP forms its first Scottish government

The Scottish National Party won more seats than any party in the 2007 Scottish Parliamentary election, securing 47 (20 more than in the previous election) against Labour’s 46 (down four) and the Conservatives’ 17 (down one).

The party formed a coalition government with the Scottish Green Party, which lent it a further two seats, making Alex Salmond Scotland’s First Minister.

In the 2011 election, the Scottish National Party built on its success of four years earlier to gain the first overall majority for any party since the establishment of the devolved Scottish Parliament.



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