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



  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


  • LAB majority: 11,095
  • Registered voters: 66,188
  • % share:
  • 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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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

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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Will Ian Murray hold Scotland's safest seat?

This could be one of Scotland's big stories of the evening. In 2017 the result was declared just after four in the morning. It could certainly be one to stay up for.

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