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Edinburgh South

Shows the general election results for Edinburgh South, which is a constituency in City of Edinburgh. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 59,362 and a turnout of 73.8%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Murray, Ian
Majority
316
Electorate
59,362
Turnout
73.8%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 34.7%
LD 34.0%
Con 21.6%
SNP 7.7%
Green 2.0%

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 (%)
Murray, Ian  Lab 15,215 34.7 1.5
Mackintosh, Fred  LD 14,899 34.0 1.7
Hudson, Neil  Con 9,452 21.6 -2.5
Howat, Sandy  SNP 3,354 7.7 1.5
Burgess, Steve * Green 881 2.0 -1.2
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab LD Con SNP Green SSP
2005 33.2% 32.3% 24.1% 6.2% 3.2% 1.0%
2010 34.7% 34.0% 21.6% 7.7% 2.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
632 Edinburgh South 0.7%
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%
633 Edinburgh South 34.7%
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%
25 Edinburgh South 73.8%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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