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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 2019 it had a total electorate of 73,501 and a turnout of 70.9%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2019 general election.

SNP
Scottish National Party Hold
Majority
11,982
Electorate
73,501
Turnout
70.9%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2019
SNP 47.6%
Con 24.6%
Lab 14.3%
LD 9.5%
Green 2.4%
BXT 1.2%
SDP 0.2%

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 (%)
Joanna Cherry  SNP 24,830 47.6 12.0
Callum Laidlaw  Con 12,848 24.6 -8.7
Sophie Cooke  Lab 7,478 14.3 -12.4
Tom Inglis * LD 4,971 9.5 5.2
Ben Parker * Green 1,265 2.4 2.4
David Ballantine * BXT 625 1.2 1.2
Mev Brown * SDP 114 0.2 0.2
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2019

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year SNP Con Lab LD Green BXT SDP UKIP SSP Comm Leagu
2005 10.6% 23.3% 39.8% 21.1% 3.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 1.3% 0.0%
2010 12.2% 24.3% 42.8% 18.0% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.1%
2015 43.0% 20.2% 27.2% 3.7% 3.8% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 35.6% 33.4% 26.8% 4.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2019 47.6% 24.6% 14.3% 9.5% 2.4% 1.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2019

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 12.7%
1 Liverpool, Walton 37.4%
333 Edinburgh South West 11.5%
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: 27.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 42.3%
498 Edinburgh South West 23.8%
650 South Down 16.2%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 134.6%
1 East Dunbartonshire 160.5%
184 Edinburgh South West 141.9%
650 Kingston upon Hull East 98.7%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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