UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 650 of 650 seats declared
UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 365 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

East Lothian

Parliamentary constituency

SNP GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Scottish National Party
    Kenny MacAskill
    • Votes: 21,156
    • Vote share %: 36.2
    • Vote share change: +5.6
  2. Labour
    Martin Whitfield
    • Votes: 17,270
    • Vote share %: 29.5
    • Vote share change: -6.6
  3. Conservative
    Craig Hoy
    • Votes: 15,523
    • Vote share %: 26.5
    • Vote share change: -3.1
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Robert O'Riordan
    • Votes: 4,071
    • Vote share %: 7.0
    • Vote share change: +3.8
  5. UKIP
    David Sisson
    • Votes: 493
    • Vote share %: 0.8
    • Vote share change: +0.8

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • SNP majority: 3,886
  • Registered voters: 81,600
  • % share:
    71.7%
  • Change since 2017: +1.1

Vote share

Party % share
Scottish National Party 36.2%
Labour 29.5%
Conservative 26.5%
Liberal Democrat 7.0%
UKIP 0.8%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Scottish National Party +5.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.8 Gained
  • UKIP +0.8 Gained
  • Conservative -3.1 Lost
  • Labour -6.6 Lost

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East Lothian: Scottish National Party gain

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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East Lothian ballot boxes arrive

The first ballot boxes have arrived at Meadowmill Sports Centre in Tranent, where East Lothian's votes will be counted.

The first ballot boxes arriving at Meadowmill Sports Centre, where East Lothian's votes will be counted
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The first ballot boxes arriving at Meadowmill Sports Centre, where East Lothian's votes will be counted

East Lothian: Labour gain from SNP

Election result
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Martin Whitfield wins back seat

Martin Whitfield with Gordon brown and Iain Gray
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Martin Whitfield has won back the seat of East Lothian for Labour, after the SNP's George Kerevan took it in 2015.