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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 2017 it had a total electorate of 71,178 and a turnout of 69.4%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

SNP
Scottish National Party Hold
Joanna Cherry
Majority
1,097
Electorate
71,178
Turnout
69.4%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
SNP 35.6%
Con 33.4%
Lab 26.8%
LD 4.3%

Party results and changes 2015 - 2017

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

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Joanna Cherry  SNP 17,575 35.6 -7.4
Miles Briggs  Con 16,478 33.4 13.1
Foysol Choudhury  Lab 13,213 26.8 -0.4
Aisha Mir * LD 2,124 4.3 0.6
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year SNP Con Lab LD Green UKIP SSP Comm L
2005 10.6% 23.3% 39.8% 21.1% 3.5% 0.5% 1.3% 0.0%
2010 12.2% 24.3% 42.8% 18.0% 1.9% 0.0% 0.7% 0.1%
2015 43.0% 20.2% 27.2% 3.7% 3.8% 2.1% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 35.6% 33.4% 26.8% 4.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 24.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 77.1%
596 Edinburgh South West 2.2%
650 North East Fife 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: 55.9%
1 Liverpool, Walton 85.7%
643 Edinburgh South West 35.6%
650 Ceredigion 29.2%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 68.8%
1 Twickenham 79.5%
307 Edinburgh South West 69.4%
650 Glasgow North East 53.0%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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