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Scottish Parliament election
constituency
Edinburgh North & Leith
LAB Hold
CANDIDATE
PARTY
VOTES
%
+/-%
Malcolm Chisholm
LAB
10979
37.7
-9.3
Anne Dana
SNP
5565
20.5
-5.4
Ian Mowat
CON
4821
16.5
+2.8
Sebastian Tombs
LD
4785
16.4
+5.4
Bill Scott
SSP
2584
8.9
+6.4
MAJORITY 
5014
17.2
TURNOUT 
29134
47.5
ELECTORATE
60501

DESCRIPTION: Edinburgh North & Leith
The seat covers an area north from the New Town, an elegant Georgian district in fine neo-classical style, to Leith, Edinburgh's historic port and centre for the city's engineering, fishing and whisky industries. Leith was once an unashamedly working-class area marked by brooding tenements, but today some bright redevelopments have brought it yuppified housing and arguably the best concentration of bars and restaurants in the city. But not all has been transformed and a number of council estates remain.

Malcolm Chisholm was first elected for Edinburgh North & Leith in 1992. This seat has been described as a kind of east coast Govan, but it should be a much more straightforward campaign for Labour here. Mr Chisholm won the Holyrood seat in 1999 with a majority of 7,736 over the SNP. He was promoted to health minister in November 2001 in Jack McConnell’s big reshuffle.


PREVIOUS RESULTS
1999 SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ELECTION
LAB WIN
PARTY
VOTES
%
LAB
17203
46.9
SNP
9467
25.8
CON
5030
13.7
LD
4039
11
SSP
907
2.5
2001 GENERAL ELECTION
LAB WIN
PARTY
VOTES
%
LAB
15271
45.9
LD
6454
19.4
SNP
5290
15.9
CON
4626
13.9
SSP
1334
4
SLP
259
0.8
Vote Scotland 2003

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