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Edinburgh South WestParliamentary constituency
Scottish National PartyJoanna Cherry
- Votes: 24,830
- Vote share %: 47.6
- Vote share change: +12.0
- Votes: 12,848
- Vote share %: 24.6
- Vote share change: -8.7
- Votes: 7,478
- Vote share %: 14.3
- Vote share change: -12.4
Liberal DemocratTom Inglis
- Votes: 4,971
- Vote share %: 9.5
- Vote share change: +5.2
- Votes: 1,265
- Vote share %: 2.4
- Vote share change: +2.4
The Brexit PartyDavid Ballantine
- Votes: 625
- Vote share %: 1.2
- Vote share change: +1.2
Social Democratic PartyMev Brown
- Votes: 114
- Vote share %: 0.2
- Vote share change: +0.2
Change compared with 2017
- SNP majority: 11,982
- Registered voters: 73,501
- Change since 2017: +1.5
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Deidre Brock and Tommy Sheppard, two of Edinburgh's three SNP MPs, celebrate with party activists after holding their three seats in the capital.
Joanna Cherry is returned as MP for Edinburgh South West, with an increase in her majority of over 10,000 votes.
Joanna Cherry has been re-elected as the MP for Edinburgh South West, with a significantly increased majority.
The Scottish National Party candidate beat Conservative Callum Laidlaw by 11,982 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.
Sophie Cooke of the Labour Party came third and Liberal Democrat Tom Inglis came fourth.
Voter turnout was up by 1.5 percentage points since the last general election.
More than 52,000 people, 70.9% 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, Ben Parker (Green), David Ballantine (The Brexit Party) and Mev Brown (Social Democratic Party), lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Joanna Cherry will look to hold her Edinburgh South West seat, where she had a majority of 1097 in 2017.
Turnout in Edinburgh West (74.75%) is up from 73.8% in 2017, and Edinburgh South West (70.37%) is up from 69.4%.
Will this counter give voters the presents they want tonight?
The SNP's Joanna Cherry arrives at Ingliston hoping to retain Edinburgh South West. In 2017 she had a majority of 1097.
The Tories at the count think the constituency could be in play tonight. Cherry is “cautiously optimistic” of holding her seat. “It’s hard to predict, but the reception has been phenomenal”.
A busy night for the photographers, rehearsing their shots earlier for the first postal ballot boxes to be emptied in Edinburgh.