Linlithgow & Falkirk East

Parliamentary constituency
SNP GAIN FROM LAB

Results

Scottish National Party
, with candidate Martyn Day
, have the following results:
  • 32,055 total votes taken.
  • 52.0% share of the total vote
  • +26.6% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Michael Connarty
, have the following results:
  • 19,121 total votes taken.
  • 31.0% share of the total vote
  • -18.8% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Sandy Batho
, have the following results:
  • 7,384 total votes taken.
  • 12.0% share of the total vote
  • 0.0% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Alistair Forrest
, have the following results:
  • 1,682 total votes taken.
  • 2.7% share of the total vote
  • +2.7% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Emma Farthing-Sykes
, have the following results:
  • 1,252 total votes taken.
  • 2.0% share of the total vote
  • -10.8% change in share of the votes
National Front
, with candidate Neil McIvor
, have the following results:
  • 103 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

SNP majority: 12,934 21.0%
Turnout
70.8%

Vote share

Party %
SNP 52.0
LAB 31.0
CON 12.0
UKIP 2.7
LD 2.0
NF 0.2

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
SNP
+26.6
UKIP
+2.7
NF
+0.2
CON
+0.0
LD
-10.8
LAB
-18.8

Latest updates Linlithgow & Falkirk East

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.
03:45

@TimReidBBC

Tim Reid
Political correspondent, BBC News
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Tweets: Michael Connarty out to SNP in Falkirk East

03:43

SNP's Martyn Day wins Linlithgow and East Falkirk seat

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Martyn Day is an experienced community campaigner. He was born in Falkirk and was raised and educated in Linlithgow. He has served as an elected councillor on West Lothian Council for 16 years.

03:32

@BBCchrismclaug

Chris McLaughlin
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: SNP take Linlithgow and East Falkirk.

SNP: 32,055

LAB: 19,121

#GE02015

02:32

@TimReidBBC

Tim Reid
Political correspondent, BBC News
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Tweets: SNP gains in Clackmannan and Falkirk (Eric Joyce's former seat) and Glenrothes

02:02

Pre-declaration celebration

Chris McLaughlin
BBC Scotland
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SNP candidates here at Bathgate count pretty much celebrating already. Livingston and Linlithgow & Falkirk East look very likely to go SNP. One SNP delegate says Livingston is a 'landslide.'

01:53

@BBCchrismclaug

Chris McLaughlin
BBC Scotland
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Tweets: Labour's Michael Connarty says SNP have 'misled and betrayed the people of Scotland.' #GE2015

00:58
Chris McLaughlin
BBC Scotland
tweet

Tweets: SNP posing for pics and giving thumbs up here at Bathgate count. On course to gain Livingston and Linlithgow+Falkirk East 'Comfortably'

00:54

@BBCchrismclaug

Chris McLaughlin
BBC Scotland
tweet

Tweets: One Labour member here at Bathgate count, in tears. Apologises to MP Michael Connarty saying: 'I just wish there's more we could have done.'

00:08

Not looking good for Labour in Bathgate

Chris McLaughlin
BBC Scotland
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One Labour delegate looking at samples from the count in Linlithgow and Falkirk East, says it seems 'pretty grim' from a Labour point of view.

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Constituency profile

Grangemouth's ubiquitous petro-chemical works and container port are key economic drivers of the Linlithgow and Falkirk East constituency. The development is a symbol of the area's long industrial past, another being the easily-visible slag heaps around the villages of Armadale, Blackburn and Bathgate, a remnant of its shale-mining era.

The constituency spreads from Grangemouth and Bo'ness down the south bank of the Forth to the ancient burgh of Linlithgow, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots (and Alex Salmond).

Voters in this area have a history of returning Labour MPs, among them the well-known anti-devolutionist Tam Dayell, who represented the old West Lothian seat from 1962 until his retirement in 2005. Labour's Michael Connarty then became the new member for Linlithgow and Falkirk East before holding it in 2010 with a 12,553-vote majority.