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Edinburgh South

Shows the general election results for Edinburgh South, which is a constituency in City of Edinburgh. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 64,553 and a turnout of 74.1%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Ian Murray
Majority
15,514
Electorate
64,553
Turnout
74.1%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Lab 54.9%
SNP 22.5%
Con 19.7%
LD 2.9%

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 (%)
Ian Murray  Lab 26,269 54.9 15.8
Jim Eadie  SNP 10,755 22.5 -11.3
Stephanie Smith  Con 9,428 19.7 2.2
Alan Beal * LD 1,388 2.9 -0.8
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab SNP Con LD Green UKIP SSP
2005 33.2% 6.2% 24.1% 32.3% 3.2% 0.0% 1.0%
2010 34.7% 7.7% 21.6% 34.0% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2015 39.1% 33.8% 17.5% 3.7% 4.2% 1.2% 0.4%
2017 54.9% 22.5% 19.7% 2.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%