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  1. This is a list of members (MSPs) returned to the fourth Scottish Parliament at the 2011 general election.Of the 129 MSPs, 73 were elected from first past the post constituencies with a further 56 members being returned from eight regions, each electing seven MSPs as a form of mixed member proportional representation.

  2. The 2011 Scottish Parliament election was held on Thursday, 5 May 2011 to elect 129 members to the Scottish Parliament.. The election delivered the first majority government since the opening of Holyrood, a remarkable feat as the Additional Member System used to elect MSPs was allegedly originally implemented to prevent any party achieving an overall parliamentary majority.

  3. The Scottish Parliament moved to a new website in May 2021. Current parliamentary information can be found there. Visit +-Scottish Parliament website

  4. Union with Scotland Act 1706 (Act of the old English Parliament) Union with England Act 1707 (Act of the old Scottish Parliament) In 1997 there was a referendum where the Scottish people voted for Scotland to have a Parliament again. The current Parliament was established by the Scotland Act 1998. The first meeting was on 12 May 1999.

  5. What can the Scottish Parliament decide? The Scottish Parliament has power to make laws on a range of issues known as devolved matters. Devolved matters include: agriculture, forestry and fisheries; benefits (some aspects) consumer advocacy and advice; economic development; education and training; elections to the Scottish Parliament and local ...

  6. Jun 28, 2022 · Murdo Fraser, a Scottish Conservative MSP, seems confident, partly on the basis of an answer Nicola Sturgeon gave in the Scottish parliament earlier (see 3.41pm), that the Scottish government will ...

  7. Jul 17, 2022 · IN the latest paper (re)making the case for independence, Renewing Democracy Through Independence, the First Minister argues that there is a democratic deficit in which: “Westminster retains ultimate power – even on devolved matters – and over recent years, as this paper shows, the UK Government has acted to override decisions of the Scottish Parliament and claw back powers in devolved ...

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