Kaukab Stewart will become the first woman of colour to serve as an MSP in the Scottish Parliament after she held the Glasgow Kelvin constituency for the SNP.
Scottish Green Party co-leader Patrick Harvie finished second with 9,077 votes, 5,458 behind Ms Stewart on 14,535.
In her acceptance speech, Ms Stewart said: “It is without doubt an honour to be elected as the first woman of colour to the Scottish Parliament.
“It has taken too long, but to all the women and girls of colour out there: the Scottish Parliament belongs to you too, so whilst I may be the first, I will not be the last.”
Scottish Labour picked up 8,605 votes, the Scottish Conservatives 2,850 and the Scottish Liberal Democrats 977.
Party politics aside, this is a special and important moment. It has taken far too long, but @kaukabstewart is the first woman of colour to be elected to the Scottish Parliament. I could not be prouder right now. https://t.co/0mLToFErwh— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) May 8, 2021