(58)  European Parliament elections

The European Parliamentary elections on 10 June 1999 produced in Scotland a turnout of 24.83% of the electorate. Under the list system of voting in use, Labour (28.68% of the vote) won three seats, the SNP (27.17%) and the Conservatives (19.76%) two apiece, and the Liberal Democrats (9.81%) one. Of the other parties, the most successful were the Green Party (5.78%) and the Scottish Socialist Party (4.02%). Amongst the successful candidates were Elspeth Attwooll (Liberal Democrat), formerly lecturer in Jurisprudence at Glasgow Law School, and Neil MacCormick (SNP), Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at Edinburgh Law School.