East Lothian Council

Boundary changes have occurred here. 2012 seats are an estimate of what the result would have been then if the new boundaries had been in place.

Election 2017 Results

Party Seats 2012 Seats 2017 Change


Seats 20128 Seats 20179 Change+1


Seats 20123 Seats 20177 Change+4


Seats 20129 Seats 20176 Change−3


Seats 20122 Seats 2017- Change−2
Change compared with

Latest Updates

  1. Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens to close early

    Angie Brown

    Edinburgh and East reporter

    Princes Street Gardens is to close at 15:00 ahead of Storm Dudley reaching the capital. Other services being disrupted in Edinburgh include;

    • Lauriston Castle will also close at 15:00 with the City Art Centre and Museum of Edinburgh shutting at 14:00. Libraries are remaining open across the city.
    • Edinburgh schools are off for the February break and holiday clubs are continuing as usual.
    • East Lothian schools are also on half term but all public buildings including offices, libraries and recycling centres in the area will close early at 16:00.
    • Edinburgh Zoo said it was not planning to shut early as its normal closure time is 16:00.
    Princes Street Gardens
    Image caption: Princes Street Gardens will be closed at 15:00
  2. East Lothian Council 'disappointed' at move to level three

    Levels poster

    East Lothian Council says it is "disappointed" the area is moving back into Covid protection level three from Friday.

    Depute Leader Norman Hampshire said: "It is very disappointing news for the residents and businesses of East Lothian but sadly understandable due to the high infection rates in the county.''

    He added: ''In recent weeks East Lothian has gone from the lowest transmission rates in the Lothians to one of the highest and placing the county into level three aims to tackle and reduce further infection rates.”

    He is urging locals not to lower their guard and continue to follow the advice to help prevent the spread of infection.

Scotland Independence Referendum 2014

East Lothian votes NO
NOVotes 44,28361.72%
YESVotes 27,46738.28%


Turnout 87.62%

Rejected ballots 48