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

Edinburgh West

Parliamentary constituency

LD HOLD

Results

  1. Liberal Democrat
    Christine Jardine
    • Votes: 21,766
    • Vote share %: 39.9
    • Vote share change: +5.6
  2. Scottish National Party
    Sarah Masson
    • Votes: 17,997
    • Vote share %: 33.0
    • Vote share change: +4.4
  3. Conservative
    Graham Hutchison
    • Votes: 9,283
    • Vote share %: 17.0
    • Vote share change: -4.9
  4. Labour
    Craig Bolton
    • Votes: 4,460
    • Vote share %: 8.2
    • Vote share change: -6.7
  5. Green
    Elaine Gunn
    • Votes: 1,027
    • Vote share %: 1.9
    • Vote share change: +1.9

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LD majority: 3,769
  • Registered voters: 72,507
  • % share:
    75.2%
  • Change since 2017: +1.4

Vote share

Party % share
Liberal Democrat 39.9%
Scottish National Party 33.0%
Conservative 17.0%
Labour 8.2%
Green 1.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +5.6 Gained
  • Scottish National Party +4.4 Gained
  • Green +1.9 Gained
  • Conservative -4.9 Lost
  • Labour -6.7 Lost

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Politicians keeping up their contact with constituents from home

David Wallace Lockhart

BBC Scotland political reporter

Stewart Stevenson
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Westminster shut down early for Easter and Holyrood is operating on a restricted timetable, meaning politicians are among those now working from home.

Constituency offices are closed to avoid social contact, leaving many parliamentarians performing their roles from kitchen tables and living rooms.

Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, is aged over 70 and started staying at home before lockdown was announced.

He meets his staff virtually via his computer, and is still lobbying the Scottish government on behalf of constituents and local businesses.

He says “I get emails and contacts from social media all the time. I’ve been up since 6am dealing with it."

Christine Jardine
BBC

When Christine Jardine, the Lib Dem MP for Edinburgh West, isn’t house-training her new puppy Brora she says she is holding telephone surgeries and working for constituents.

She insists it’s still possible to be an effective MP while housebound: “It takes a wee bit of imagination, a wee bit of flexibility, and also your team all have to be willing to do it.”

'Politics poorer for loss of Swinson' - Jardine

The re-elected Lib Dem MP for Edinburgh West, Christine Jardine, says "“British politics will be the poorer for the loss of Jo Swinson”

Lib Dems hold Edinburgh West

Christine Jardine has increased her majority from 2988 to 3769, edging the SNP's Sarah Masson into second.

As things stand she is one of only two Lib Dem MPs to have won seats in Scotland, but Jamie Stone - in Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross - and Alistair Carmichael - the incumbent in Orkney and Shetland - could bring that tally up to four by the end of the night.

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Edinburgh West: Liberal Democrat hold

Christine Jardine has been re-elected as the MP for Edinburgh West, with an increased majority.

The Liberal Democrat candidate beat the SNP's Sarah Masson by 3,769 votes, 781 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Graham Hutchison of the Conservative Party came third and Labour's Craig Bolton came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 1.4 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 55,000 people, roughly three-quarters 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, Elaine Gunn (Green), lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Will Lib Dems hold on to Edinburgh West?

Christine Jardine had a majority of 2988 in 2017 for the Lib Dems, but it's looking very close this morning.

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Turnout rises in Edinburgh West and Edinburgh South West

Turnout in Edinburgh West (74.75%) is up from 73.8% in 2017, and Edinburgh South West (70.37%) is up from 69.4%.

Edinburgh West 'looking very close'

SNP activists in Edinburgh West have told the BBC it's "looking very close" in the constituency.

The Lib Dems' Christine Jardine had a majority of just under 3,000 in 2017. The constituency was declared just before 04:00 last time out.

Festive cheer in the capital

Will this counter give voters the presents they want tonight?

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Will the Lib Dems hold on to Edinburgh West?

The Liberal Democrats' Christine Jardine arrives at the Edinburgh count “confused” by the exit poll, which predicts the SNP will win 55 seats, a gain of 20 on 2017, and the Lib Dems will lose all their four.

The Liberal Democrats' Christine Jardine arrives at Edinburgh count
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The Liberal Democrats' Christine Jardine arrives at Edinburgh count