Previous MSPs

This section of the website allows you to access parliamentary information for Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) who served during previous sessions of the Parliament, as well as those MSPs elected in the current session who are no longer serving or no longer serving in their original region or constituency.

A range of biographical information is available for each MSP. Among other things, you can see which constituency or region an MSP represented; find out which committees they sat on; see which Bills they introduced or find out the subject of their first speech in Parliament.

Additional historical information about MSPs can be found in the Scottish Parliament Fact Sheets in the Historical Series.

Desks in chamber

Session 4 (11 May 2011 - present)

This page will provide an alphabetical list of all Previous Members of the Scottish Parliament elected during Session 4 (which began on 11 May 2011).

The Chamber as viewed from the Public Gallery

Session 3 (3 May 2007 - 22 March 2011)

This page provides an alphabetical list of all Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) who were elected during Session 3, 3 May 2007 to 22 March 2011, who are no longer serving, or no longer serving in their original constituency or region.

The Chamber from the back

Session 2 (7 May 2003 - 2 April 2007)

This page provides an alphabetical list of all Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) who served during the second parliamentary session, 7 May 2003-2 April 2007.

The former Debating Chamber

Session 1 (12 May 1999 - 31 March 2003)

This page provides an alphabetical list of all Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) who served during the first parliamentary session, 12 May 1999-31 March 2003.

MSP Voting Records

For information about the voting record of former MSPs, please contact Public Information with the following details

  • your name
  • your address
  • your postcode
  • your email address
  • your telephone number
  • which MSP or party you would like the voting records for
  • the period to be covered (please narrow this down as much as possible to minimize file size)

This information will be sent out by email.