The Nationalist MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Brian Adam, has died at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer.The trained biochemist served as a councillor in the north east of Scotland before being elected to the first Scottish Parliament in 1999.
Mr Adam, who was a Mormon and keen Aberdeen football fan, was briefly a minister for parliamentary business in Alex Salmond's second government.
The death of the father-of-five will trigger a by-election in Aberdeen.
Past Election results
|Scottish Parliament election, 2011: Aberdeen Donside|
|SNP||Brian Adam||14,790||55.4||+ 10.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Millie McLeod||1,606||6||-10|
|National Front||Christopher Willett||213||0.8||+0.8|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007 Notional Result: Aberdeen Donside|
|Scottish Parliament election, 2007: Aberdeen North|
|Liberal Democrats||Steve Delaney||3,836||15.4||-7.6|
It will be interesting to see if Labour can whittle down the SNP vote.