Joanna Cherry re-elected as Edinburgh South West MP

Joanna Cherry will return as the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South West, after she was elected with a majority of 11,982, holding the seat for the Scottish National Party.

Joanna Cherry obtained 24,830 votes, 47.6% of the vote, defeating:

  • Scottish Conservative candidate Callum Arron Laidlaw – 12,848 votes, 24.6% of the vote.
  • Scottish Labour candidate Sophie Cooke – 7,478 votes, 14.3% of the vote.
  • Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate Tom Inglis – 4,971 votes, 9.5% of the vote.
  • Scottish Green Party candidate Ben Parker – 1,265 votes, 2.4% of the vote.
  • Brexit Party candidate David Craig Ballantine – 625 votes, 1.2% of the vote.
  • Social Democratic Party Scotland candidate Mev Brown – 114 votes, 0.2% of the vote.

There were 52,222 votes cast which was a 71% turnout of the 73,501 people registered to vote. This will be the third time Joanna Cherry has been elected Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South West.

Edinburgh South West is one of 48 constituencies in Scotland going to the SNP (up 13 from the 2017 election). The other results in Scotland were 6 constituencies belonging to the Scottish Conservative party (down 7), 4 to the Liberal Democrats (same as 2017) and 1 to Labour (down 6).

As of the time of writing only St Ives was still to declare. The current results for the whole of the UK are the Conservative Party have 364 seats, the Labour Party 203 seats, The Scottish National Party 48 seats, Liberal Democrat 11 seats, the Democratic Unionist Party 8 seats, Sinn Féin 7 seats, Plaid Cymru 4 seats, the Green Party 1 seat and the Alliance Party 1 seat.

You can find detailed information on the election results across the city on the council’s website.

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