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Scottish Parliament election
constituency
Edinburgh South
LD Gain
CANDIDATE
PARTY
VOTES
%
+/-%
Mike Pringle
LD
10005
32.1
+9.7
Angus MacKay
LAB
9847
31.6
-5.5
Gordon Buchan
CON
5180
16.6
+0.7
Alex Orr
SNP
4396
14.1
-9.4
Shirley Gibb
SSP
1768
5.7
+5.7
MAJORITY 
158
0.5
TURNOUT 
31196
51.7
ELECTORATE
60366

DESCRIPTION: Edinburgh South
This constituency spreads from the Meadows, Bruntsfield and Morningside to the west, and to Priestfield and Prestonfield in the east. Its southern border is at Gilmorton village, Burdiehouse and Mortonhall - where the city meets the bypass. The Victorian villa suburbs of Merchiston and Morningside are the primmest in Edinburgh, but these areas sit ill at ease with the seat's less well-turned-out districts.

This was once thought to be a solid Conservative seat - the Tories held it up until 1987. Labourís Angus MacKay won the Holyrood seat in 1999 with a majority of 13.5%. The SNP was in second place in 1999 but slipped back to fourth at the 2001 general election.


PREVIOUS RESULTS
1999 SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ELECTION
LAB WIN
PARTY
VOTES
%
LAB
14869
37
SNP
9445
23.5
LD
8961
22.3
CON
6378
15.9
SWP
482
1.2
2001 GENERAL ELECTION
LAB WIN
PARTY
VOTES
%
LAB
15671
42.2
LD
10172
27.4
CON
6172
16.6
SNP
3683
9.9
SSP
933
2.5
CAN
535
1.4
Vote Scotland 2003

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