Gordon Macdonald will return as the MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, after being elected with a majority of 3897 holding the seat for the Scottish National Party.
Gordon Macdonald received 16,227 votes, 42.4% of the vote, defeating:
- Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Gordon Lindhurst 12,330 votes, 32.3% of the vote.
- Scottish Labour Party and Scottish Co-Operative Party Candidate Lezley Marion Cameron – 6,998 votes, 18.3% of the vote.
- Scottish Liberal Democrats Candidate Fraser John Ashmore Graham 2,213 votes, 5.8% of the vote.
- Scottish Family Party Richard Crewe Lucas 462 votes, 1.2% of the vote.
There were 38,349 votes cast which was a turnout of 64.9% of the 59,095 electorate. This will be the third time Gordon has been elected as the MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands.
Gordon will be one of 64 SNP MSPs, one short of the 65 neded for a majority government. The Scottish Conservative and Unionist party is the second largest party with 31 seats, followed by Scottish Labour Party and Scottish Co-Operative Party with 22 seats, the Scottish Green party with 8 seats and finally the Scottish Liberal Democrats with 4 seats.
The Lothian region MSPs are:
- Jeremy Balfour – Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
- Sarah Boyack – Scottish Labour Party
- Miles Briggs – Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
- Foysol Choudhury – Scottish Labour Party
- Alison Johnstone – Scottish Green Party
- Lorna Slater – Scottish Green Party
- Sue Webber – Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party