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Election for the constituency of Edinburgh East on 7 May 2015

An election to the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom for the constituency area of Edinburgh East, held as part of the general election on 7 May 2015.

SNP gain from Labour by Tommy Sheppard with a majority of 9,106 - 19.3% - on a turnout of 70.1%.

Candidates

Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
SHEPPARD, Tommy SNP 23,188 49.2% 28.8%
GILMORE, Sheila Lab 14,082 29.9% -13.5%
MCMORDIE, James Con 4,670 9.9% -1.0%
MCCOLL, Peter Green 2,809 6.0% 0.9%
UTTING, Karen LD 1,325 2.8% -16.6%
CORBISHLEY, Oliver UKIP 898 1.9% -
SALEEM, Ayesha TUSC 117 0.2% -0.4%

An electorate of 67,141, having a valid vote count of 47,089 and an invalid vote count of 69.

Result declared at 04:46 on 8 May 2015. Declarations times do not form part of election declarations and should be regarded as indicative rather than official.

Under section 13(b) of the Representation of the People Act 1985, a candidate gaining 5% or less of the vote share will forfeit their deposit.