Current MSP: Bruce Crawford (SNP) [MSP website]
Party Candidate Votes +/– % +/–
SNP Bruce Crawford * 14858 +4313 48.9 +16.1
Labour John Hendry 9188 -1746 30.2 -3.8
Conservative Neil Benny 4610 -2402 15.2 -6.6
Liberal Democrat Graham Reed # 1296 -1856 4.3 -5.5
Independent Jack Black # 454 +454 1.5 +1.5
Majority 5670 Turnout 30406 Swing +9.9% SNP hold

Despite boundary changes making this notionally a Labour seat, Bruce Crawford held the seat he first won in 2007 for the SNP with a substantially increased majority (in the first two elections Bruce was returned as a list MSP, and prior to entering Holyrood he led Perth and Kinross Council). John Hendry was a first time challenger for Labour, though a long time local councillor. Two candidates lost their deposits and the Conservative vote also fell sharply.

Notes: Given boundary changes since 2007, variations in votes and share between seats with different boundaries would be misleading. We use the Denver figures, essentially a calculation of the 2007 votes cast within 2011 boundaries. More information on this here.

Symbols used:

* – Incumbent
^ – Challenger holding a list seat in previous Parliament
# – Lost deposit