A total of 326 women are standing for election to the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, up from 269 in the previous contest in 2011.

There are are 113 women hoping to get to Holyrood through the first-past-the-post (FPTP) constituencies, and another 213 in the PR constituencies.

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That compares with 80 women in the FPTP seats in 2011, and 189 in the PR constituencies.

On Thursday, there are 14 women standing for the Conservatives in the FPTP seats, the same as in 2001, 39 for Labour (up from 20), 30 for the SNP (up from 22) and 28 Liberal Democrats (up from 28).

There are also one candidate each for the Green Party and the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.

In the PR constituencies, Labour and the SNP are each fielding 43 women candidates, rising from 26 and 22 respectively from last time in 2011.

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There are 33 female Green candidates, up from 20, 27 Liberal Democrats (up from 19) and 18 from Solidarity (up from 14).

Meanwhile 19 women are standing for Respect, Independence, Socialism and Environmentalism (RISE), which has been created for these elections, and there are four female Ukip candidates, the same as in 2011.

Nine women are standing for the new Women's Equality Party, which is contesting elections nationwide for the first time, while the Scottish Christian Party has two candidates, down from eight last time, and Clydesdale & South Scotland Independent one.

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Back in 2011, there were also women standing for All Scotland Pensioners Party (nine), the BNP (eight), the Christian Peoples Alliance (one), the Coalition Against Cuts (three), the Scottish Socialist Party (23), Socialist Labour Party (14) and Solidarity (14).

Five years ago, there were also five independents, three women standing for the Pirate Party, one for the Scottish Homeland Party, and one woman described as No Description.

In all, more than 800 candidates are contesting the Holyrood election on Thursday, including 313 in first-past-the-post constituencies, up from 305 in 2011, and 521 in the PR constituencies, up from 427.