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Edinburgh South

Shows the general election results for Edinburgh South, which is a constituency in City of Edinburgh. In 2019 it had a total electorate of 66,188 and a turnout of 75.1%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2019 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Majority
11,095
Electorate
66,188
Turnout
75.1%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2019
Lab 47.7%
SNP 25.4%
Con 16.4%
LD 7.7%
Green 2.7%

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 (%)
Ian Murray  Lab 23,745 47.7 -7.2
Catriona MacDonald  SNP 12,650 25.4 3.0
Nick Cook  Con 8,161 16.4 -3.3
Alan Beal  LD 3,819 7.7 4.8
Kate Nevens * Green 1,357 2.7 2.7
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2019

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%
2019 47.7% 25.4% 16.4% 7.7% 2.7% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2019

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 25.4%
1 Liverpool, Walton 74.8%
337 Edinburgh South 22.3%
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%
496 Edinburgh South 47.7%
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%
49 Edinburgh South 75.1%
650 Kingston upon Hull East 49.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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