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Edinburgh South West

Shows the general election results for Edinburgh South West, which is a constituency in City of Edinburgh. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 66,361 and a turnout of 68.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Darling, Alistair
Majority
8,447
Electorate
66,361
Turnout
68.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 42.8%
Con 24.3%
LD 18.0%
SNP 12.2%
Green 1.9%
SSP 0.7%
Comm Leagu 0.1%

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 (%)
Darling, Alistair  Lab 19,473 42.8 3.0
Rust, Jason  Con 11,026 24.3 1.0
McKay, Timothy  LD 8,194 18.0 -3.0
Stewart, Kaukab  SNP 5,530 12.2 1.6
Cooney, Clare * Green 872 1.9 -1.5
Fox, Colin * SSP 319 0.7 -0.6
Bellamy, Caroline * Comm Leagu 48 0.1 0.1
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con LD SNP Green SSP Comm Leagu UKIP
2005 39.8% 23.3% 21.1% 10.6% 3.5% 1.3% 0.0% 0.5%
2010 42.8% 24.3% 18.0% 12.2% 1.9% 0.7% 0.1% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
301 Edinburgh South West 18.6%
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%
447 Edinburgh South West 42.8%
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%
195 Edinburgh South West 68.5%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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