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City of Edinburgh

Shows the general election results for City of Edinburgh, which is a county in Scotland. It is comprised of 5 constituencies (showhide). In 2019 it had a total electorate of 362,956 and a turnout of 72.6%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2019 general election.

Electorate
362,956
Turnout
72.6%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2019
SNP 39.7%
Lab 23.4%
LD 15.4%
Con 18.2%
Green 2.9%
Others 0.5%

Party results and changes 2017 - 2019

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

Party SNP Lab LD Con Green Others Total
Seats won 3 1 1 0 0 0 5
Change 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 105 62 40 48 8 1 264
% vote 39.7% 23.4% 15.4% 18.2% 2.9% 0.5% 100.0%
Change +7.2% -8.7% +4.9% -6.2% +2.2% +0.5% 0%
Candidates 5 5 5 5 5 4 29
Deposits lost 0 0 0 0 5 4 9

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2019

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year SNP Lab LD Con Green UKIP Others
2005 10.5% 33.0% 31.6% 19.3% 4.0% 0.1% 1.5%
2010 12.4% 37.1% 28.5% 19.1% 2.2% 0.0% 0.7%
2015 41.1% 27.6% 9.9% 15.3% 4.3% 1.7% 0.2%
2017 32.5% 32.0% 10.4% 24.4% 0.7% 0.0% 0.1%
2019 39.7% 23.4% 15.4% 18.2% 2.9% 0.0% 0.5%

Seats won by party 2005 - 2019

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year SNP Lab LD Con Green UKIP Others
2005 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
2010 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
2015 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
2019 3 1 1 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2019

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 19.0%
1 Edinburgh South West 23.0%
2 Edinburgh South 22.3%
3 Edinburgh East 21.8%
4 Edinburgh North and Leith 21.6%
5 Edinburgh West 6.9%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Most marginal seats by majority (%) Average: 19.0%
1 Edinburgh West 6.9%
2 Edinburgh North and Leith 21.6%
3 Edinburgh East 21.8%
4 Edinburgh South 22.3%
5 Edinburgh South West 23.0%

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: 45.3%
1 Edinburgh East 48.4%
2 Edinburgh South 47.7%
3 Edinburgh South West 47.6%
4 Edinburgh North and Leith 43.7%
5 Edinburgh West 39.9%

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

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Lowest winning vote share % Average: 45.3%
1 Edinburgh West 39.9%
2 Edinburgh North and Leith 43.7%
3 Edinburgh South West 47.6%
4 Edinburgh South 47.7%
5 Edinburgh East 48.4%

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

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Highest % turnout Average: 72.6%
1 Edinburgh West 75.2%
2 Edinburgh South 75.1%
3 Edinburgh North and Leith 73.0%
4 Edinburgh South West 70.9%
5 Edinburgh East 68.9%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 72.6%
1 Edinburgh East 68.9%
2 Edinburgh South West 70.9%
3 Edinburgh North and Leith 73.0%
4 Edinburgh South 75.1%
5 Edinburgh West 75.2%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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