THE first family members representing different parties have been elected to Holyrood.

Father John Finnie was elected as a Green list MSP for the Highlands & Islands, while his daughter Ruth Maguire was elected as the new SNP MSP for Cunninghame South.

Finnie, a former police officer, was originally elected to the parliament in 2011 for the SNP, but quit the party in protest in 2012 over its decision to back membership of Nato after independence.

His daughter is a therapist and North Ayrshire councillor.

Family members have been a feature of the Scottish Parliament since the start of devolution, but always in the same party.

The SNP’s Winnie Ewing, her son Fergus and his wife Maggie were all elected in 1999.

Labour MSPs Bill Butler and Patricia Ferguson were also a husband and wife team.

In the last parliament, Labour had father and daughter Michael and Siobhan McMahon.