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East LothianParliamentary constituency
SNP GAIN FROM LAB
Scottish National PartyKenny MacAskill
- Votes: 21,156
- Vote share %: 36.2
- Vote share change: +5.6
- Votes: 17,270
- Vote share %: 29.5
- Vote share change: -6.6
- Votes: 15,523
- Vote share %: 26.5
- Vote share change: -3.1
Liberal DemocratRobert O'Riordan
- Votes: 4,071
- Vote share %: 7.0
- Vote share change: +3.8
- Votes: 493
- Vote share %: 0.8
- Vote share change: +0.8
Change compared with 2017
- SNP majority: 3,886
- Registered voters: 81,600
- Change since 2017: +1.1
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Former Scottish Justice Secretary and former SNP MSP Kenny MacAskill has been elected as the MP for East Lothian, beating Labour's Martin Whitfield by 3,886 votes.
The Scottish National Party overturned a 3,083 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.
Craig Hoy of the Conservative Party came third and Liberal Democrat Robert O'Riordan came fourth.
Voter turnout was up by 1.1 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 59,000 people, 71.7% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
One of the five candidates, David Sisson (UKIP), lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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The first ballot boxes have arrived at Meadowmill Sports Centre in Tranent, where East Lothian's votes will be counted.
Martin Whitfield has won back the seat of East Lothian for Labour, after the SNP's George Kerevan took it in 2015.