Edinburgh West

Parliamentary constituency
SNP GAIN FROM LD

Results

Scottish National Party
, with candidate Michelle Thomson
, have the following results:
  • 21,378 total votes taken.
  • 39.0% share of the total vote
  • +25.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Mike Crockart
, have the following results:
  • 18,168 total votes taken.
  • 33.1% share of the total vote
  • -2.8% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Lindsay Paterson
, have the following results:
  • 6,732 total votes taken.
  • 12.3% share of the total vote
  • -10.9% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Cammy Day
, have the following results:
  • 6,425 total votes taken.
  • 11.7% share of the total vote
  • -16.0% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Pat Black
, have the following results:
  • 1,140 total votes taken.
  • 2.1% share of the total vote
  • +2.1% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate George Inglis
, have the following results:
  • 1,015 total votes taken.
  • 1.9% share of the total vote
  • +1.9% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

SNP majority: 3,210 5.9%
Turnout
76.5%

Vote share

Party %
SNP 39.0
LD 33.1
CON 12.3
LAB 11.7
GRN 2.1
UKIP 1.9

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
SNP
+25.8
GRN
+2.1
UKIP
+1.9
LD
-2.8
CON
-10.9
LAB
-16.0

Latest updates Edinburgh West

08.10.2015

22:50

Sturgeon's 'regret' over Thomson row

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has expressed her regret that an MP elected in the nationalist landslide in May's election, is at the centre of a row over her business dealings.

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.
05:19

Michelle Rhonda Thomson of SNP wins Edinburgh West seat

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Michelle worked as a professional musician for a number of years. She also worked in financial services for more than 23 years in a variety of senior roles delivering IT and business change. In 2009 she set up her own small business in property and recently spent two years as managing director of Business for Scotland.

05:12
Breaking

SNP gain

SNP gain Edinburgh West from the Liberal Democrats

04:55

@BBCDavidMiller

David Miller
BBC Scotland
tweet

Tweets: One more Edinburgh seat to come at the EICC: Edinburgh West. Ten minutes until declaration. Will it be 4 out of 5 for the SNP here? #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
tweet

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
tweet

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

00:31

@BBCDavidMiller

David Miller
BBC Scotland environment correspondent
tweet

Tweets: Source suggests there are cases of impersonation in Edinburgh south and south west. Not yet confirmed. Council statement due soon. #GE2015

00:12

Edinburgh West counting staff working hard

Morag Kinniburgh
BBC News Scotland
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Constituency profile

Scotland's towering national rugby stadium, Murrayfield, is the most visible landmark in Edinburgh West, a seat which also takes in the city's airport, seen as vital to the success of the local economy.South Gyle, a major business and shopping centre, is located in this constituency, which also includes the areas of Stenhouse, South Queensferry and Edinburgh suburbs like Cramond.

The area has previously been represented at Westminster by political veterans Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, of the Conservatives, and Liberal Democrat Donald Gorrie, who later became an MSP.

Mr Gorrie was succeeded by fellow Lib Dem John Barrett as the local MP and then by the party's Mike Crockart, who won the seat in 2010 with a majority of 6,115 votes.