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Edinburgh South LAB Wins 
Electorate - "62,467" Top-up region:Lothians

 Candidates
Angus MacKay LAB   14869  
Margo MacDonald SNP   9445  
Mike Pringle LD   8961  
Iain Whyte CON   6378  
William Black SWP   482  
Maj: 5424  
Turn-out: 62.1%  

 
 Description
"The Victorian villa suburbs of Merchiston and Morningside are the most prim and proper in Edinburgh, and the plummy Morningside accent was that parodied in Muriel Spark's 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie', but these areas sit ill at ease with the seat's less well turned-out districts. This seat contains Scotland's highest proportion of professional households, as well as a large student population. The peripheral council estates of Kaimes and Gilmerton are a far cry both socially and politically from their upper-crust neighbours, but the loyalty of their voters to the Labour party should see it re-elected next time.
 

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