Edinburgh Central Scottish Parliament constituency
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2016 Scottish Parliament election results
Winner Conservative Gain (1.8% majority)
Constituency MSP Ruth Davidson
Top-up region MSPs 3 Conservative, 2 Labour, 2 Green Party
Region Lothian
Electorate 56,068 (-8.5% since 2015)
Edinburgh Central results for Scottish Parliament election, 2016

Share of constituency votes

Party Votes Share Swing
Ruth Davidson
Con 10,399 30.4% +15.4
Alison Dickie
SNP 9,789 28.6% -4.1
Sarah Boyack
Lab 7,546 22.1% -9.8
Alison Johnstone
Gre 4,644 13.6%
Hannah Bettsworth
Lib 1,672 4.9% -15.6
Tom Laird
Ind 119 0.3%
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Share of top-up region votes: Lothian region

Share of vote and seats
Votes Share Seats
Scottish National Party SNP
118,546 36.2%
Conservative Con
74,972 22.9% 3
Labour Lab
67,991 20.8% 2
Green Party Gre
34,551 10.6% 2
Liberal Democrats LD
18,479 5.6%
UK Independence Party UKIP
5,802 1.8%
Women's Equality Party WEP
3,877 1.2%
RISE RISE
1,641 0.5%
Solidarity Sol
1,319 0.4%
Elected regional members for Lothian region
Party
Miles Briggs
Conservative Con
Gordon Lindhurst
Conservative Con
Jeremy Balfour
Conservative Con
Kezia Dugdale
Labour Lab
Neil Findlay
Labour Lab
Alison Johnstone
Green Party Gre
Andy Wightman
Green Party Gre
Seat background for Edinburgh Central constituency
Last four Constituency MSPs for Edinburgh Central
2016
Ruth Davidson
Conservative
2011
Marco Biagi
Scottish National Party
2007
Sarah Boyack
Labour
2003
Sarah Boyack
Labour
Party spending in 2016
Party spending in Edinburgh Central

Demographics in Edinburgh Central

Unemployment rate

4%
Low
Ranked 56 of 73

Levels of poor health

3%
Very Low
Ranked 71 of 73

Proportion of 16/17 year olds

1.1%
Very Low
Ranked 73 of 73

Age

Housing

Ethnicity

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