After the first day of the count, eight women had already successfully increased representation in parliament as they were elected into a position previously held by a man:
Jackie Dunbar for Aberdeen Donside,
Jenni Minto for Argyll and Bute,
Siobhian Brown for Ayr,
Karen Adam for Banffshire and Buchan Coast,
Marie McNair for Clydebank and Milngavie,
Michelle Thomson for Falkirk East,
Natalie Don for Renfrewshire North and West
Evelyn Tweed for Stirling
All these regions saw a female MSP step forward to take their place in Parliament.
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Women made up 29% of local councillors, 23% of council leaders and 50% of MEPs.
Ruth McElroy, director of organisation Change the Chat said: “It’s been great to see an increase in the number of women elected to Holyrood.
“We applaud most of the parties for taking the first essential step of seeking to rectify the huge deficit in numbers, but the numbers aren’t everything.
“We’re seeing women of colour, queer women, women with disabilities coming through and it’s critical that we continue to move forward to a place where the intersectional experiences of women from a diversity of backgrounds are brought together to make Scottish politics better for all women.”