Edinburgh Pentlands Scottish Parliament constituency
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2016 Scottish Parliament election results
Winner Scottish National Party Hold (7.3% majority)
Constituency MSP Gordon MacDonald
Top-up region MSPs 3 Conservative, 2 Labour, 2 Green Party
Region Lothian
Electorate 54,081 (-2.6% since 2015)
Edinburgh Pentlands results for Scottish Parliament election, 2016

Share of constituency votes

Party Votes Share Swing
Gordon MacDonald
SNP 13,181 39.5% +2.2
Gordon Lindhurst
Con 10,725 32.2% +0.8
Blair Heary
Lab 7,811 23.4% -3.2
Emma Farthing-Skyes
Lib 1,636 4.9% +0.2
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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 Pentlands constituency
Last four Constituency MSPs for Edinburgh Pentlands
2016
Gordon MacDonald
Scottish National Party
2011
Gordon MacDonald
Scottish National Party
2007
David McLetchie
Conservative
2003
David McLetchie
Conservative
Party spending in 2016
Party spending in Edinburgh Pentlands

Demographics in Edinburgh Pentlands

Unemployment rate

3.6%
Very Low
Ranked 63 of 73

Levels of poor health

4.6%
Low
Ranked 50 of 73

Proportion of 16/17 year olds

2.3%
High
Ranked 30 of 73

Age

Housing

Ethnicity

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