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Edinburgh East

Shows the general election results for Edinburgh East, which is a constituency in City of Edinburgh. In 2005 it had a total electorate of 65,154 and a turnout of 60.9%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2005 general election.

LAB
Labour Gain
Notional Candidate
Majority
6,202
Electorate
65,154
Turnout
60.9%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2005
Lab 40.0%
LD 24.4%
SNP 17.0%
Con 10.3%
Green 5.7%
SSP 2.2%
Oth 0.3%

Party results

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Notional Candidate  Lab 15,899 40.0
Notional Candidate  LD 9,697 24.4
Notional Candidate  SNP 6,760 17.0
Notional Candidate  Con 4,093 10.3
Notional Candidate  Green 2,266 5.7
Notional Candidate * SSP 868 2.2
Notional Candidate * Oth 126 0.3
* Candidate lost their deposit

Highest and lowest 2005

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Easington 58.4%
371 Edinburgh East 15.6%
650 Gillingham and Rainham 0.0%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Highest winning vote share % Average: 47.6%
1 Knowsley 71.8%
580 Edinburgh East 40.0%
650 Ochil and South Perthshire 31.4%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Highest % turnout Average: 61.1%
1 West Dorset 76.4%
367 Edinburgh East 60.9%
650 South Staffordshire 37.6%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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