Scottish Parliamentary election results

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2016

Using the 'first past the post' system, voters elect a constituency MSP, based on the UK Parliament constituencies. Edinburgh has six constituency MSPs.

Voters elect a further seven regional MSPs using the additional member system of proportional representation. The system uses regional lists which include candidates selected by political parties and independent candidates. Edinburgh is in the Lothians Region

Constituency Results
Constituency Candidate Party Majority
Edinburgh Central Ruth Davidson Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 610
Edinburgh Eastern Ash Denham Scottish National Party 5087
Edinburgh Northern and Leith Ben Macpherson Scottish National Party 6746
Edinburgh Pentlands Gordon MacDonald Scottish National Party 2456
Edinburgh Southern Daniel Johnson Scottish Labour Party 1123
Edinburgh Western Alex Cole-Hamilton Scottish Liberal Democrats 2960


Lothian Region Results
Candidate Party
Miles Briggs Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Alison Johnstone Scottish Green Party
Kezia Dugdale Scottish Labour Party
Gordon Lindhurst Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Neil Findlay Scottish Labour Party
Jeremy Balfour Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Andy Wightman Scottish Green Party

Previous Scottish Parliamentary Elections

You can also download the results from the Edinburgh constituencies and the Lothian region in the 2007 and 2011 elections. If you would like to view results from earlier elections, please contact our team.

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