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 East

Parliamentary constituency

SNP HOLD

Results

  1. Scottish National Party
    Tommy Sheppard
    • Votes: 23,165
    • Vote share %: 48.4
    • Vote share change: +5.9
  2. Labour
    Sheila Gilmore
    • Votes: 12,748
    • Vote share %: 26.7
    • Vote share change: -8.0
  3. Conservative
    Eleanor Price
    • Votes: 6,549
    • Vote share %: 13.7
    • Vote share change: -4.9
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Jill Reilly
    • Votes: 3,289
    • Vote share %: 6.9
    • Vote share change: +2.6
  5. Green
    Claire Miller
    • Votes: 2,064
    • Vote share %: 4.3
    • Vote share change: +4.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • SNP majority: 10,417
  • Registered voters: 69,424
  • % share:
    68.9%
  • Change since 2017: +2.8

Vote share

Party % share
Scottish National Party 48.4%
Labour 26.7%
Conservative 13.7%
Liberal Democrat 6.9%
Green 4.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Scottish National Party +5.9 Gained
  • Green +4.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.6 Gained
  • Conservative -4.9 Lost
  • Labour -8.0 Lost

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Cheers from SNP after holding three Edinburgh seats

Deidre Brock and Tommy Sheppard, two of Edinburgh's three SNP MPs, celebrate with party activists after holding their three seats in the capital.

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Tommy Sheppard boosts majority in Edinburgh East

The SNP's Tommy Sheppard increases his majority from 3425 in 2017 to 10,417 this year.

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Edinburgh East: Scottish National Party hold

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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Corbyn leadership 'a huge, huge issue'

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.”

Sheppard "quite confident" in Edinburgh East

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".

Tommy Sheppard at the Edinburgh count in Ingliston
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Tommy Sheppard at the Edinburgh count in Ingliston

Festive cheer in the capital

Will this counter give voters the presents they want tonight?

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The calm before the count

The Edinburgh count before ballots and counters arrive
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The Edinburgh count before ballots and counters arrive

Cameras at the ready in Edinburgh

A busy night for the photographers, rehearsing their shots earlier for the first postal ballot boxes to be emptied in Edinburgh.

Photographers around a table
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All set at Ingliston for Edinburgh count

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.

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