Tactical Vote

Our guide to tactical vote by political region

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Why should we vote tactically?

Tactical voting unites the anti-SNP vote. The SNP have only been able to form governments in the last 14 years because the opposition vote, while bigger, is split between a number of parties.

The only way to stop the SNP forming a government in May is by tactical voting for the candidate best placed to beat the SNP in each constituency.

The best way of maximising list votes and list seats against the SNP is to vote for All for Unity. A list vote for a party which stands in constituencies is devalued by any constituency votes it wins; this is why the SNP sweep the board in constituencies but win almost no list seats, while the Greens with no constituency seats clean up on the list seats, and are able to prop up a minority SNP government.

A majority of anti-SNP seats would mean a government of national unity could be formed. This would finally be able to undo the years of misgovernment and wasted opportunity Scotland has been forced to endure under a party whose number one aim is independence at all costs.

It’s time to end the neverendum, put Scotland back on track and give it the chance to make the best of devolution. You can learn more about All for Unity here.

Tactical voting unites the anti-SNP vote. The SNP have only been able to form governments in the last 14 years because the opposition vote, while bigger, is split between a number of parties.

The only way to stop the SNP forming a government in May is by tactical voting for the candidate best placed to beat the SNP in each constituency.

The best way of maximising list votes and list seats against the SNP is to vote for All for Unity. A list vote for a party which stands in constituencies is devalued by any constituency votes it wins; this is why the SNP sweep the board in constituencies but win almost no list seats, while the Greens with no constituency seats clean up on the list seats, and are able to prop up a minority SNP government.

A majority of anti-SNP seats would mean a government of national unity could be formed. This would finally be able to undo the years of misgovernment and wasted opportunity Scotland has been forced to endure under a party whose number one aim is independence at all costs.

It’s time to end the neverendum, put Scotland back on track and give it the chance to make the best of devolution. You can learn more about All for Unity here.

Constituency Vote
1st Vote

Constituency Vote

The 1st vote is for your constituency vote and elects an MSP on a first-past-the-post system. There is 73 constituencies in Scotland

Region (list) Vote
2nd Vote

Region (list) Vote

The 2nd vote is a vote for a party list standing in a wider region made up of multiple constituencies. Each region in Scotland elects 7 MSPs and uses the D'Hondt method

Central Scotland

ConstituencyConstituency Vote - 1st VoteRegional Vote - 2nd Vote
Airdrie and ShottsLabourAll for Unity
Coatbridge and ChrystonLabourAll for Unity
Cumbernauld and KilsythLabourAll for Unity
East KilbrideLabourAll for Unity
Falkirk EastLabourAll for Unity
Falkirk WestLabourAll for Unity
Hamilton, Larkhall and StonehouseLabourAll for Unity
Motherwell and WishawLabourAll for Unity
Uddingston and BellshillLabourAll for Unity

Glasgow

ConstituencyConstituency Vote - 1st VoteRegional Vote - 2nd Vote
Glasgow AnnieslandLabourAll for Unity
Glasgow CathcartLabourAll for Unity
Glasgow KelvinLiberal DemocratsAll for Unity
Glasgow Maryhill and SpringburnLabourAll for Unity
Glasgow PollokLabourAll for Unity
Glasgow ProvanLabourAll for Unity
Glasgow ShettlestonLabourAll for Unity
Glasgow SouthsideLabourAll for Unity
RutherglenLabourAll for Unity

Highlands and Islands

ConstituencyConstituency Vote - 1st VoteRegional Vote - 2nd Vote
Argyll and ButeConservativeAll for Unity
Caithness, Sutherland and RossLiberal DemocratsAll for Unity
Inverness and NairnConservativeAll for Unity
MorayConservativeAll for Unity
Na h-Eileanan an IarLabourAll for Unity
OrkneyLiberal DemocratsAll for Unity
ShetlandLiberal DemocratsAll for Unity
Skye, Lochaber and BadenochLiberal DemocratsAll for Unity

Lothian

ConstituencyConstituency Vote - 1st VoteRegional Vote - 2nd Vote
Almond ValleyLabourAll for Unity
Edinburgh CentralConservativeAll for Unity
Edinburgh EasternLabourAll for Unity
Edinburgh Northern and LeithLabourAll for Unity
Edinburgh PentlandsConservativeAll for Unity
Edinburgh SouthernLabourAll for Unity
Edinburgh WesternLiberal DemocratsAll for Unity
LinlithgowLabourAll for Unity
Midlothian North and MusselburghLabourAll for Unity

Mid Scotland and Fife

ConstituencyConstituency Vote - 1st VoteRegional Vote - 2nd Vote
Clackmannanshire and DunblaneLabourAll for Unity
CowdenbeathLabourAll for Unity
DunfermlineLabourAll for Unity
KirkcaldyLabourAll for Unity
Mid Fife and GlenrothesLabourAll for Unity
North East FifeLiberal DemocratAll for Unity
Perthshire NorthConservativeAll for Unity
Perthshire South and Kinross-shireConservativeAll for Unity
StirlingConservativeAll for Unity

North East Scotland

ConstituencyConstituency Vote - 1st VoteRegional Vote - 2nd Vote
Aberdeen CentralLabourAll for Unity
Aberdeen DonsideConservativeAll for Unity
Aberdeen South and North KincardineConservativeAll for Unity
Aberdeenshire EastConservativeAll for Unity
Aberdeenshire WestConservativeAll for Unity
Angus North and MearnsConservativeAll for Unity
Angus SouthConservativeAll for Unity
Banffshire and Buchan CoastConservativeAll for Unity
Dundee City EastConservativeAll for Unity
Dundee City WestLabourAll for Unity

South Scotland

ConstituencyConstituency Vote - 1st VoteRegional Vote - 2nd Vote
AyrConservativeAll for Unity
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleyLabourAll for Unity
ClydesdaleLabourAll for Unity
DumfriesshireConservativeAll for Unity
East LothianLabourAll for Unity
Ettrick, Roxburgh and BerwickshireConservativeAll for Unity
Galloway and West DumfriesConservativeAll for Unity
Kilmarnock and Irvine ValleyLabourAll for Unity
Midlothian South, Tweeddale and LauderdaleConservativeAll for Unity

West Scotland

ConstituencyConstituency Vote - 1st VoteRegional Vote - 2nd Vote
Clydebank and MilngavieLabourAll for Unity
Cunninghame NorthConservativeAll for Unity
Cunninghame SouthLabourAll for Unity
DumbartonLabourAll for Unity
EastwoodConservativeAll for Unity
Greenock and InverclydeLabourAll for Unity
PaisleyLabourAll for Unity
Renfrewshire North and WestLabourAll for Unity
Renfrewshire SouthLabourAll for Unity
Strathkelvin and BearsdenLabourAll for Unity
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