Friday, May 06, 2016

Edinburgh's Scottish Parliament Election results

Edinburgh's Scottish Parliament Election results

The Scottish Parliament Election results for Edinburgh’s six constituencies and the Lothian Region have been announced at the Royal Highland Centre.
The Members of Scottish Parliament for each constituency and the Lothian Region List results are listed in full below and full details of the results are on the Council website: 

Edinburgh results by constituency

Edinburgh Central Constituency: Ruth Davidson, Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Edinburgh Eastern Constituency: Ash Denham, Scottish National Party (SNP)

Edinburgh Northern & Leith Constituency: Ben Macpherson, Scottish National Party (SNP)

Edinburgh Pentlands Constituency: Gordon MacDonald, Scottish National Party (SNP)

Edinburgh South Constituency:  Daniel Johnson, Scottish Labour Party

Edinburgh Western Constituency: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Lothian Region List Results (Based on votes from the nine Lothian Region constituencies: Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh Northern & Leith, Edinburgh Pentlands, Edinburgh South, Edinburgh Western, Midlothian North & Musselburgh, Almond Valley and Linlithgow. 327, 719 votes cast across region; turnout: 57.9%)
Miles Briggs Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Alison Johnstone - Scottish Green Party
Kezia Dugdale - Scottish Labour Party
Gordon Lindhurst - Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Neil Findlay - Scottish Labour Party
Jeremy Balfour - Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Andy Wightman - Scottish Green Party
Returning Officer Andrew Kerr announced the results in the early hours of Friday, 6th May.

He said: “It is down to the hard work of many Council staff, particularly the Election Team, that this election has run so smoothly in Edinburgh, and I’d like to take this opportunity to express thanks to those involved, along with Police Scotland, the candidates and their agents, who have cooperated throughout the process.

“I would also like to thank the public for turning out to have their say, helping to ensure representative vote for the capital.”

Constituency turnout: 59.84%
Electorate: 366,165
Votes cast: 219,135

Regional turnout: 59.85%
Electorate: 366,165
Votes cast: 219,170 

This year more than 1200 people worked at the election count at the Royal Highland Centre, while a further 1000 worked during the day at the city's 145 polling places. 
For further details of the results and the Scottish Parliament Election, please see the Elections section of the Council website.

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