Edinburgh North & Leith

Parliamentary constituency
SNP GAIN FROM LAB

Results

Scottish National Party
, with candidate Deidre Brock
, have the following results:
  • 23,742 total votes taken.
  • 40.9% share of the total vote
  • +31.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Mark Lazarowicz
, have the following results:
  • 18,145 total votes taken.
  • 31.3% share of the total vote
  • -6.2% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Iain McGill
, have the following results:
  • 9,378 total votes taken.
  • 16.2% share of the total vote
  • +1.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Sarah Beattie-Smith
, have the following results:
  • 3,140 total votes taken.
  • 5.4% share of the total vote
  • +3.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Martin Veart
, have the following results:
  • 2,634 total votes taken.
  • 4.5% share of the total vote
  • -29.3% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Alan Melville
, have the following results:
  • 847 total votes taken.
  • 1.5% share of the total vote
  • +1.5% change in share of the votes
Left Unity
, with candidate Bruce Whitehead
, have the following results:
  • 122 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

SNP majority: 5,597 9.6%
Turnout
71.6%

Vote share

Party %
SNP 40.9
LAB 31.3
CON 16.2
GRN 5.4
LD 4.5
UKIP 1.5

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
SNP
+31.3
GRN
+3.2
UKIP
+1.5
CON
+1.2
LAB
-6.2
LD
-29.3

Latest updates Edinburgh North & Leith

07.10.2015

00:07

The billion-dollar ex-council flat

A bizarre trail leads from an impoverished former Soviet republic to the palm-fringed shores of the Indian Ocean and beyond, via a Scottish ex-council flat.

08.05.2015

11:15

SNP take Scotland's safest seat

The SNP take Gordon Brown's former constituency which had been the safest seat in Scotland.
04:46

Deirdre Brock of SNP wins Edinburgh North and Leith seat

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Deirdre Brock is a councillor for the Leith Walk ward and Depute Lord Provost of Edinburgh, having previously been convenor of culture and leisure for the city. She ran the parliamentary office of Rob Gibson MSP before she was elected to Edinburgh Council in 2007. Deirdre was born in Western Australia.

04:43

@BBCDavidMiller

David Miller
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: Ian Murray tells EICC crowd Sheila Gilmore in Edinburgh East and Mark Lazarowicz in North and Leith have lost seats BEFORE declarations.

04:42
Breaking

SNP gain

SNP gain Edinburgh North and Leith from Labour

04:41

@BBCDavidMiller

David Miller
BBC Scotland environment correspondent
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Tweets: SNP's Deirdre Brock takes Edinburgh North and Leith from Labour's Mark Lazarowicz. #GE2015

03:48

@BBCDavidMiller

David Miller
BBC Scotland
tweet

Tweets: We're being told Edinburgh could still be an HOUR away from its first declaration. Hope not. #GE2015

01:55

@BBCsarahsmith

Sarah Smith
BBC Scotland news
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Tweets: #GE2015 amazing that Edin South with Scot Lab's smallest majority of just 316 looks like it may be one of only seats Scot Lab will hold

01:54

@BBCsarahsmith

Sarah Smith
BBC Scotland news
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Tweets: #GE0215 increasingly looking like SNP will take 4 of Edinburgh's 5 seats. Edinburgh South v v tight. One glimmer of hope for Scot Labour

01:23

@BBCsarahsmith

Sarah Smith
BBC Scotland news
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Tweets: #GE2015 senior Labour sources say they have lost Edinburgh North East, Edinburgh East and Edinburgh South West

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Constituency profile

Leith was independent of Edinburgh until the port area was incorporated into the city in 1920, despite the citizens voting five to one against the move. Now home to the Royal Yacht Britannia, the area has become synonymous with trendy quayside cafes, while one-time warehouses have been converted into expensive flats.

The north of the constituency, which once teemed with manual labourers, has become home to more managerial and professional workers and the seat also takes in Edinburgh's elegant New Town.

Labour has a record of electoral success in Edinburgh North and Leith, with previous incumbents including Malcolm Chisholm, who went on to become an MSP and Scottish minister. The seat was held in 2010 by Labour's Mark Lazarowicz, with a majority of 1,724 votes.