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 South

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Ian Murray
    • Votes: 23,745
    • Vote share %: 47.7
    • Vote share change: -7.2
  2. Scottish National Party
    Catriona Macdonald
    • Votes: 12,650
    • Vote share %: 25.4
    • Vote share change: +3.0
  3. Conservative
    Nick Cook
    • Votes: 8,161
    • Vote share %: 16.4
    • Vote share change: -3.3
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Alan Beal
    • Votes: 3,819
    • Vote share %: 7.7
    • Vote share change: +4.8
  5. Green
    Kate Nevens
    • Votes: 1,357
    • Vote share %: 2.7
    • Vote share change: +2.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 11,095
  • Registered voters: 66,188
  • % share:
    75.1%
  • Change since 2017: +1.0

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 47.7%
Scottish National Party 25.4%
Conservative 16.4%
Liberal Democrat 7.7%
Green 2.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +4.8 Gained
  • Scottish National Party +3.0 Gained
  • Green +2.7 Gained
  • Conservative -3.3 Lost
  • Labour -7.2 Lost

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Scottish government 'cover-up' of conference outbreak a 'national disgrace'

Ian Murray MP
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Ian Murray is currently Labour's only MP representing a Scottish constituency

Ian Murray, the Labour MP for Edinburgh South, says it is a "national scandal' that the Scottish government did not make public the fact that 25 delegates at a Nike conference in the capital on 26 February tested positive for Covid-19.

The Scottish Mail on Sunday has reported that staff at an Edinburgh kilt shop which fitted conference delegates fell ill shortly afterwards, while staff at a Glasgow digital marketing company which shares an office building with Nike developed suspected Covid-19 shortly after the conference was held.

A BBC Scotland Disclosure investigation initially revealed that ministers and health officials were aware of the outbreak by 2 March but did not make the information public.

Nicola Sturgeon said on 12 May she was "satisfied then, and satisfied now, that all appropriate steps were taken" to protect public health in the weeks leading up to lockdown.

“The reason the public should have been told about this at the time is precisely because of the potential impact on workers and businesses," says Mr Murray, who wrote to the first minister last week with a series of questions about the issue.

If the Scottish Government had its way, this would remain a secret. Nicola Sturgeon is guilty of failing to be honest with the people of Scotland."

Ian MurrayMP for Edinburgh South

Edinburgh South: Labour hold

Ian Murray has been re-elected as the MP for Edinburgh South, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat the SNP's Catriona Macdonald by 11,095 votes, 4,419 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Nick Cook of the Conservative Party came third and Liberal Democrat Alan Beal came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by one percentage point since the last general election.

Nearly 50,000 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, Kate Nevens (Green), lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Labour "must respond or this party will die" - Murray

The Labour MP for Edinburgh South says his party "must listen" to the message being sent by the electorate.

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Labour's Murray holds Edinburgh South

Ian Murray has a reduced majority, but still beat the SNP's candidate Catriona MacDonald by just over 11,000 votes.

Will he be Labour's sole survivor in Scotland?

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'Tonight is an absolute disaster for Labour'

Ian Murray
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Ian Murray, who is hoping to hold Edinburgh South for Labour, says: "Tonight is an absolute disaster for Labour."

"There's got to be a change of direction."

"The experiment of Ed Milliband didn't work and the experiment of Jeremy Corbyn has made it worse."

Ian Murray arrives at Edinburgh count

Labour's Ian Murray, who had the biggest majority in Scotland in 2017, has arrived at Edinburgh South's count.

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'We've let the country down' - Labour's Murray

Edinburgh South MP Ian Murray, who had the biggest majority in Scotland in 2017 with over 15,000, appears to be facing a fight with the SNP to hold onto his seat.

Mr Murray appears to be suggesting Jeremy Corbyn has proved a divisive figure with voters and his party have "let the country down".

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Festive cheer in the capital

Will this counter give voters the presents they want tonight?

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