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 North & Leith

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Scottish National Party
    Deidre Brock
    • Votes: 25,925
    • Vote share %: 43.7
    • Vote share change: +9.7
  2. Labour
    Gordon Munro
    • Votes: 13,117
    • Vote share %: 22.1
    • Vote share change: -9.1
  3. Conservative
    Iain McGill
    • Votes: 11,000
    • Vote share %: 18.5
    • Vote share change: -8.7
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Bruce Wilson
    • Votes: 6,635
    • Vote share %: 11.2
    • Vote share change: +6.6
  5. Green
    Steve Burgess
    • Votes: 1,971
    • Vote share %: 3.3
    • Vote share change: +0.3
  6. The Brexit Party
    Robert Speirs
    • Votes: 558
    • Vote share %: 0.9
    • Vote share change: +0.9
  7. Renew
    Heather Astbury
    • Votes: 138
    • Vote share %: 0.2
    • Vote share change: +0.2

Change compared with 2017


  • SNP majority: 12,808
  • Registered voters: 81,336
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: +1.8

Vote share

Party % share
Scottish National Party 43.7%
Labour 22.1%
Conservative 18.5%
Liberal Democrat 11.2%
Green 3.3%
The Brexit Party 0.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Scottish National Party +9.7 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +6.6 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +0.9 Gained
  • Green +0.3 Gained
  • Conservative -8.7 Lost
  • Labour -9.1 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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'Scotland is walking a different path' says SNP's Brock

Deidre Brock, SNP MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, says, "Tonight Scotland has overwhelmingly rejected Brexit and Tory austerity. Scotland is walking a different path”.

Deidre Brock holds Edinburgh North and Leith

The SNP candidate increases her majority by over 11,000 on her 2017 performance.

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Edinburgh North & Leith: Scottish National Party hold

Deidre Brock has been re-elected as the MP for Edinburgh North & Leith, with an increased majority.

The Scottish National Party candidate beat Labour's Gordon Munro by 12,808 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.

Iain McGill of the Conservative Party came third and Liberal Democrat Bruce Wilson came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 1.8 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 59,000 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.

Three of the seven candidates, Steve Burgess (Green), Robert Speirs (The Brexit Party) and Heather Astbury (Renew), lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Conservative candidate says contest is "bittersweet"

Iain McGill, Conservative candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith, says contesting his 13th election is “more sweet than bitter but it’s definitely bittersweet”.

Conservative candidate Iain McGill at the Edinburgh count
Conservative candidate Iain McGill at the Edinburgh count

Festive cheer in the capital

Will this counter give voters the presents they want tonight?

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SNP to hold Edinburgh North and Leith?

SNP candidate Deidre Brock says she's "hopeful" of being returned to parliament tonight in her Edinburgh North and Leith constituency.

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The calm before the count

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