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
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East Lothian schools remain closed

All East Lothian Council schools, nurseries and specialist education provision will remain closed to pupils on Friday 2 March due to adverse weather.

Labour biggest party in just three councils

With just Glasgow and North Lanarkshire still to declare, Labour has lost more than 100 councillors and is no longer the biggest party in former strongholds such as Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire.

Just three of Scotland's councils now have Labour as the largest party - East Lothian, Inverclyde and Midlothian. 

BreakingEast Lothian Council - Final result

Tories gain and SNP lose

Labour remains the largest party in East Lothian despite the Conservatives gaining four seats.

Labour stand at nine, the Tories at seven and the SNP slipped to six - down three.

There are no independent, Lib Dem or Green councillors.

East Lothian had been a Labour/Conservative coalition administration.

Note: The 2012 election saw 23 seats contested. Following boundary changes, the 2017 election had 22 seats up for grabs.

Scotland Independence Referendum 2014

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


Turnout 87.62%

Rejected ballots 48