The Scottish National Party first put a candidate up for election in the 1929 general election. The Scottish National Party won its first MP to the House of Commons in 1970. After devolution, the Scottish National Party has far more representation in the Scottish Parliament based in Edinburgh.

 

1929: 3,313 votes; 0.2% of the votes cast in Scotland; 0 MP’s

 

 

1931: 20,954 votes; 1.0% of the votes cast in Scotland; 0 MP’s

 

1935: 25,652 votes; 1.1% of the votes cast in Scotland; 0 MP’s

 

 

1945: 30,595 votes; 1.2% of the votes cast in Scotland; 0 MP’s

 

 

1950: 9,708 votes; 0.4% of the votes cast in Scotland; 0 MP’s

 

 

1951: 7,299 votes; 0.3% of the votes cast in Scotland; 0 MP’s

 

1955: 12,112 votes; 0.5% of the votes cast in Scotland; 0 MP’s

 

 

1959: 21,738 votes; 0.8% of the votes cast in Scotland; 0 MP’s

 

1964: 64,044 votes; 2.4% of the votes cast in Scotland; 0 MP’s

 

 

1966: 128,474 votes; 5.0% of the votes cast in Scotland; 0 MP’s

 

 

1970: 306,802 votes; 11.4% of the votes cast in Scotland; 1 MP

 

 

1974: 633,180 votes; 21.9% of the votes cast in Scotland; 7 MP’s

 

 

1974: 839,617 votes; 30.4% of the votes cast in Scotland; 11 MP’s

 

 

1979: 504,259 votes; 17.3% of the votes cast in Scotland; 2 MP’s