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Edinburgh East

Shows the general election results for Edinburgh East, which is a constituency in City of Edinburgh. In 2019 it had a total electorate of 69,424 and a turnout of 68.9%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2019 general election.

SNP
Scottish National Party Hold
Majority
10,417
Electorate
69,424
Turnout
68.9%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2019
SNP 48.4%
Lab 26.7%
Con 13.7%
LD 6.9%
Green 4.3%

Party results and changes 2017 - 2019

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

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Tommy Sheppard  SNP 23,165 48.4 5.9
Sheila Gilmore  Lab 12,748 26.7 -8.0
Eleanor Price  Con 6,549 13.7 -4.9
Jill Reilly  LD 3,289 6.9 2.6
Claire Miller * Green 2,064 4.3 4.3
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2019

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year SNP Lab Con LD Green UKIP TUSC SSP Oth
2005 17.0% 40.0% 10.3% 24.4% 5.7% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2% 0.3%
2010 20.4% 43.4% 10.9% 19.4% 5.1% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0%
2015 49.2% 29.9% 9.9% 2.8% 6.0% 1.9% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 42.5% 34.7% 18.6% 4.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2019 48.4% 26.7% 13.7% 6.9% 4.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2019

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 25.4%
1 Liverpool, Walton 74.8%
346 Edinburgh East 21.8%
650 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 0.1%

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: 54.7%
1 Liverpool, Walton 84.7%
468 Edinburgh East 48.4%
650 South Down 32.4%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 67.3%
1 East Dunbartonshire 80.3%
270 Edinburgh East 68.9%
650 Kingston upon Hull East 49.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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