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Edinburgh East

Shows the general election results for Edinburgh East, which is a constituency in City of Edinburgh. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 60,945 and a turnout of 65.4%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Gilmore, Sheila
Majority
9,181
Electorate
60,945
Turnout
65.4%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 43.4%
SNP 20.4%
LD 19.4%
Con 10.9%
Green 5.1%
TUSC 0.7%

Party results and changes 2005 - 2010

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

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Gilmore, Sheila  Lab 17,314 43.4 3.4
Kerevan, George  SNP 8,133 20.4 3.4
Hope, Beverley  LD 7,751 19.4 -5.0
Donald, Martin  Con 4,358 10.9 0.6
Harper, Robin  Green 2,035 5.1 -0.6
Clark, Gary * TUSC 274 0.7 0.7
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab SNP LD Con Green TUSC SSP Oth
2005 40.0% 17.0% 24.4% 10.3% 5.7% 0.0% 2.2% 0.3%
2010 43.4% 20.4% 19.4% 10.9% 5.1% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
238 Edinburgh East 23.0%
650 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 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: 47.2%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.0%
433 Edinburgh East 43.4%
650 Norwich South 29.4%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 65.1%
1 East Renfrewshire 77.3%
320 Edinburgh East 65.4%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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