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Edinburgh East

Shows the general election results for Edinburgh East, which is a constituency in City of Edinburgh. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 65,896 and a turnout of 66%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

SNP
Scottish National Party Hold
Tommy Sheppard
Majority
3,425
Electorate
65,896
Turnout
66%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
SNP 42.5%
Lab 34.7%
Con 18.6%
LD 4.2%

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 (%)
Tommy Sheppard  SNP 18,509 42.5 -6.7
Patsy King  Lab 15,084 34.7 4.8
Katie Mackie  Con 8,081 18.6 8.6
Tristan Gray * LD 1,849 4.2 1.4
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

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%