Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale Scottish Parliament constituency
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2016 Scottish Parliament election results
Winner Scottish National Party Hold (16.5% majority)
Constituency MSP Christine Grahame
Top-up region MSPs 3 Scottish National Party, 2 Conservative, 2 Labour
Region South Scotland
Electorate 58,767 (-2.4% since 2015)
Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale results for Scottish Parliament election, 2016

Share of constituency votes

Party Votes Share Swing
Christine Grahame
SNP 16,031 45.1% +1.6
Michelle Ballantyne
Con 10,163 28.6% +16.8
Fiona Dugdale
Lab 5,701 16.0% -0.7
Kris Chapman
Lib 3,686 10.4% -17.6
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Share of top-up region votes: South Scotland region

Share of vote and seats
Votes Share Seats
Scottish National Party SNP
120,217 38.3% 3
Conservative Con
100,753 32.1% 2
Labour Lab
56,072 17.8% 2
Green Party Gre
14,773 4.7%
Liberal Democrats LD
11,775 3.7%
UK Independence Party UKIP
6,726 2.1%
Solidarity Sol
1,294 0.4%
RISE RISE
1,097 0.3%
Other Oth
1,485 0.5%
Elected regional members for South Scotland region
Party
Joan McAlpine
Scottish National Party SNP
Emma Harper
Scottish National Party SNP
Paul Wheelhouse
Scottish National Party SNP
Rachael Hamilton
Conservative Con
Brian Whittle
Conservative Con
Claudia Beamish
Labour Lab
Colin Smyth
Labour Lab
Seat background for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale constituency
Last four Constituency MSPs for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale
2016
Christine Grahame
Scottish National Party
2011
Christine Grahame
Scottish National Party
2007
Jeremy Purvis
Liberal Democrats
2003
Jeremy Purvis
Liberal Democrats
Party spending in 2016
Party spending in Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale

Demographics in Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale

Unemployment rate

5.9%
Medium
Ranked 33 of 73

Levels of poor health

4.1%
Low
Ranked 58 of 73

Proportion of 16/17 year olds

2.3%
High
Ranked 17 of 73

Age

Housing

Ethnicity

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