Scotland Results

Scottish Parliament Results
Party Scottish National Party Scottish Conservatives Scottish Labour Scottish Green Party Scottish Lib Dems Independent
Seats 63 31 24 6 5 0
Change −6 +16 −13 +4 - −1

After 129 of 129 seats About these resultsResults in full

Latest headlines

  1. Victory for the SNP with 63 seats - two short of a majority
  2. Conservatives are the second largest party on 31 seats - but Labour on 24 lost 13 seats
  3. Scottish Greens are the fourth largest party with six seats, ahead of the Lib Dems who won five
  4. See the changing political map of Scotland

Edinburgh Southern

Scottish Parliament constituency Region - Lothian


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Scottish Labour

Candidates Daniel Johnson Votes 13,597 35.5% Net percentage change in seats +8.2


Scottish National Party

Candidates Jim Eadie Votes 12,474 32.6% Net percentage change in seats +3.2


Scottish Conservatives

Candidates Miles Briggs Votes 9,972 26.1% Net percentage change in seats +7.4


Scottish Lib Dems

Candidates Pramod Subbaraman Votes 2,216 5.8% Net percentage change in seats −18.8

Turnout and Majority

Scottish Labour Majority




Vote share

Party %
Scottish Labour 35.5
Scottish National Party 32.6
Scottish Conservatives 26.1
Scottish Lib Dems 5.8

Vote share change since 2011

Scottish Labour
Scottish Conservatives
Scottish National Party
Scottish Lib Dems

Constituency Profile

This seat includes Craiglockhart, Slateford and Liberton, as well as the suburban areas of Merchiston and Morningside, which are made up of beautiful Victorian villas and tenements. The southern fringe of the constituency takes in a number of golf clubs.

Historically, the Conservatives held this seat at Westminster until 1987. It was lost at that time by Michael Ancram, who had been made parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Scottish Office by Margaret Thatcher. Mr Ancram had the task of implementing the poll tax in Scotland, where it was introduced first in the UK.

The seat has changed hands between the parties several times since the Scottish Parliament was formed. Labour's Angus MacKay won the Holyrood seat in 1999 but then lost it to Liberal Democrat Mike Pringle in 2003. Mr Pringle retained it in 2007, before Jim Eadie took it for the SNP at the last Holyrood poll in 2011.

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