Holyrood Magazine issue 361 / 13 May 2016

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Scottish parliament election 2016 results in full, including analysis of what it means for the Conservatives and Labour, and the gender balance. Comment from Henry McLeish


3 Editor’s note

While nationalist supporters may find the coverage of the election result unpalatable, a unionist conspiracy even, the fact is that Davidson has done an incredible thing


6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks


8 Talking Point

 It’s time to take another look at the voting system


10 Digital

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content


11  Overview: Election 2016

A nuanced result shows Scottish politics is still in a state of flux


17  Focus: Labour result

Labour has a long road back, but there’s still room for a left-wing unionist party in Scotland


18  Focus: Conservatives result

The Conservatives have changed Scotland’s political map, but they remain a long way from government


20  Focus: Gender balance

Representation of women at Holyrood has not changed a bit


22  Focus: Polling

Ipsos-Mori’s Mark Diffley on an unexpectedly diverse parliament


24  In numbers: Full election results

Every seat and list detailed in Holyrood’s results special


34 Spadversaries

All four of our regular election columnists reflect on an eventful vote


38 Comment

Henry McLeish: Labour must learn lessons from its defeat and come up with an answer on the constitution


40 Diary

Post-poll baffies, a bum rush from Patrick and  battling with a bottle with the Liberal Democrats


41 On the Desk

The desk of the convener of the Electoral Management Board Mary Pitcaithly


42 Last Word

Liam Kirkaldy: The election campaign will be remembered as the Day of the Pigs

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