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Edinburgh EastParliamentary constituency
Scottish National PartyTommy Sheppard
- Votes: 23,165
- Vote share %: 48.4
- Vote share change: +5.9
- Votes: 12,748
- Vote share %: 26.7
- Vote share change: -8.0
- Votes: 6,549
- Vote share %: 13.7
- Vote share change: -4.9
Liberal DemocratJill Reilly
- Votes: 3,289
- Vote share %: 6.9
- Vote share change: +2.6
- Votes: 2,064
- Vote share %: 4.3
- Vote share change: +4.3
Change compared with 2017
- SNP majority: 10,417
- Registered voters: 69,424
- Change since 2017: +2.8
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Deidre Brock and Tommy Sheppard, two of Edinburgh's three SNP MPs, celebrate with party activists after holding their three seats in the capital.
The SNP's Tommy Sheppard increases his majority from 3425 in 2017 to 10,417 this year.
Tommy Sheppard has been re-elected as the MP for Edinburgh East, with an increased majority.
The Scottish National Party candidate beat Labour's Sheila Gilmore by 10,417 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.
Eleanor Price of the Conservative Party came third and Liberal Democrat Jill Reilly came fourth.
Voter turnout was up by 2.8 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 48,000 people, 68.9% 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, Claire Miller (Green), lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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The Labour candidate for Edinburgh East, Sheila Gilmore, has said it has “not been a good night for Labour".
"So many on the doorstep expressed concern about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership," she added. "He was a huge, huge issue.”
The SNP's Tommy Sheppard says “when your fate hangs in the balance of so many thousands of people it’s a tense time for any candidate. Now we’ve some hard evidence I’m quite confident of retaining the seat".
Will this counter give voters the presents they want tonight?
A busy night for the photographers, rehearsing their shots earlier for the first postal ballot boxes to be emptied in Edinburgh.
All five Edinburgh constituencies will be counted at Ingliston: Edinburgh South West, Edinburgh East, Edinburgh North & Leith, Edinburgh West, Edinburgh South.
In 2017, the first result through was Edinburgh East, at 03:15.