Edinburgh Northern and Leith Scottish Parliament constituency
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2016 Scottish Parliament election results
Winner Scottish National Party Gain (18.2% majority)
Constituency MSP Ben Macpherson
Top-up region MSPs 3 Conservative, 2 Labour, 2 Green Party
Region Lothian
Electorate 64,877 (-6.1% since 2015)
Edinburgh Northern and Leith results for Scottish Parliament election, 2016

Share of constituency votes

Party Votes Share Swing
Ben Macpherson
SNP 17,322 46.7% +7.0
Lesley Hinds
Lab 10,576 28.5% -13.1
Iain McGill
Con 6,081 16.4% +6.9
Martin Veart
Lib 1,779 4.8% -4.4
Jack Caldwell
Ind 1,344 3.6%
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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 Northern and Leith constituency
Last four Constituency MSPs for Edinburgh Northern and Leith
2016
Ben Macpherson
Scottish National Party
2011
Malcolm Chisholm
Labour
2007
Malcolm Chisholm
Labour
2003
Malcolm Chisholm
Labour
Party spending in 2016
Party spending in Edinburgh Northern and Leith

Demographics in Edinburgh Northern and Leith

Unemployment rate

3.9%
Low
Ranked 57 of 73

Levels of poor health

4.3%
Low
Ranked 56 of 73

Proportion of 16/17 year olds

1.3%
Very Low
Ranked 71 of 73

Age

Housing

Ethnicity

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