Dundee East

Parliamentary constituency
SNP HOLD

Results

Scottish National Party
, with candidate Stewart Hosie
, have the following results:
  • 28,765 total votes taken.
  • 59.7% share of the total vote
  • +21.9% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Lesley Brennan
, have the following results:
  • 9,603 total votes taken.
  • 19.9% share of the total vote
  • -13.4% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Bill Bowman
, have the following results:
  • 7,206 total votes taken.
  • 15.0% share of the total vote
  • -0.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Craig Duncan
, have the following results:
  • 1,387 total votes taken.
  • 2.9% share of the total vote
  • -7.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Helen Grayshan
, have the following results:
  • 895 total votes taken.
  • 1.9% share of the total vote
  • +0.5% change in share of the votes
Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol
, with candidate Lesley Parker Hamilton
, have the following results:
  • 225 total votes taken.
  • 0.5% share of the total vote
  • +0.5% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Carlo Morelli
, have the following results:
  • 104 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

SNP majority: 19,162 39.8%
Turnout
72.0%

Vote share

Party %
SNP 59.7
LAB 19.9
CON 15.0
LD 2.9
GRN 1.9
CSA 0.5

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
SNP
+21.9
CSA
+0.5
GRN
+0.5
CON
-0.3
LD
-7.7
LAB
-13.4

Latest updates Dundee East

08.05.2015

08:57

SNP sweep Dundee amid Tayside wins

The SNP completes a clean sweep of Dundee while gaining seats from Labour across Tayside and central Scotland.
02:51

Deputy Leader of the SNP Stewart Hosie wins Dundee East seat

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01:39

Candidates share thoughts in Dundee

Alan Richardson
BBC Scotland
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00:55

Dundee turnouts announced

Andrew Anderson
BBC Scotland News
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Dundee West 44,760 - 67.9%

Dundee East 48,258 - 71.15%

07.05.2015

23:22

Ballot papers carefully put in place for counters

Alan Richardson
BBC Scotland
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22:18

Safety first in Dundee

Andrew Anderson
BBC Scotland News
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Very detailed fire safety briefing given ahead of count getting underway in Dundee. Building was evacuated twice following fire alarms during the referendum count in September.

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Constituency profile

Fanning out from the city's docklands, Dundee East takes in a series of mixed residential areas as far as the town of Carnoustie and the affluent suburb of Monifieth in the north-west. Prosperous middle-class enclaves like Barnhill and Broughty Ferry contrast with older tenement districts and council estates like Douglas and Whitfield.

One of the city's most famous employers, DC Thomson, owns a hefty proportion of the Scottish national and regional press including the Dundee Courier and the Sunday Post and is a major employer in the east of the Dundee. Elsewhere, Carnoustie is famous as being home to one of the sets of links which hosts the Open Championship.

Dundee East has become a Labour/SNP battleground, having been formerly held by ex-nationalist leader Gordon Wilson, among others. SNP deputy leader Stewart Hosie won the seat form Labour in 2005 and held it in 2010, with a majority of 1,821.