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Election for the constituency of Midlothian on 7 May 2015

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

SNP gain from Labour by Owen Thompson with a majority of 9,859 - 20.4% - on a turnout of 71.2%.

Candidates

Name Party Vote Vote share Vote change
THOMPSON, Owen SNP 24,453 50.6% 30.0%
YOUNG, Kenny Lab 14,594 30.2% -16.8%
BALLANTYNE, Michelle Con 5,760 11.9% 0.0%
BAXTER, Ian Green 1,219 2.5% 1.0%
NORRIE, Gordon UKIP 1,173 2.4% 1.5%
MIR, Aisha LD 1,132 2.3% -14.8%

An electorate of 67,875, having a valid vote count of 48,331 and an invalid vote count of 34.

Result declared at 02:50 on 8 May 2015. Declaration times data is not official, as it not recorded on election declarations, so should be regarded as indicative.

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.