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Lothians
 

 Parties
Lab 99908   SNP 85085  
Con 52067   LD 47565  
Green 22848   SocLab 10895  
SSP 5237   Lib 2056  
Witchery 1184   Pro-Life 898  
Civil Rights 806   NLP 564  
Braveheart 557   SPGB 388  
Ind Voice 256   Ind Ind 145  
Anti-Corruption 54        
 
 Elected
David McLetchie CON 
Selkirk of Douglas QC, James CON 
Kenny MacAskill SNP 
Ms Margo MacDonald SNP 
Ms Fiona Hyslop SNP 
Robin Harper GRN 
David Steel LD 
 
 Candidates
Labour Scottish National Party
Shiels, Lorna
McLean, Bob
McTernan, Lucy
McCulloch, William
Munro, Ken
Robertson, Natalie
Tweedie, Alan
MacDonald, Margo (T)
MacAskill, Kenny (T)
Hyslop, Fiona (T)
Dana, Anne
Scott, Paul
Gibb, Stewart
McKee, Ian
Robertson, Angus
Sutherland, Graham
Constance, Angela
McCarra, Greg
Hargreaves, John
Liberal Democrats Conservative
Steel, David (T)
Pringle, Mike
MacLaren, Marilyn
Myles, Andy
Gibson, Ian
Utting, Karen
McLetchie, David (T)
Selkirk of Douglas QC, James (T)
Whyte, Iain
Low, Jacqui
Sempill, Jamie
Balfour, Jeremy
Younger, Douglas
Lindhurst, Gordon
Turnbull, George
"Anti-Corruption. Mobile Home Scandal, Roads" Braveheart
Moore, John
Wallace, William
Civil Rights Movement Green
Morton, Sarah
Hopkins, Timothy
Sadollah, Sana
Lamb, George
Strachan, June
Onifade, Daniel
Chambers, Helen
Waylen, Samuel
Harper, Robin (T)
Hendry, Linda
Brockie, Bill
Baxter, Ian
Ballard, Mark
Carter, Joan
Hoffman, Caroline
Independent Independent Independent Voice for the Scottish People
Morrison, Iain
Scott, Alexander
Liberal Party In Scotland Natural Law Party
Hetherington, Karen
Mead, Pamela
Anderson, James
Dunn, Bradley
Ross, Stephen
Lloyd, Paul
Pringle, Thomas
Bland, Harold
Pro-Life Scottish Socialist Party
Holden, Terence
Holden, Helen
Fox, Colin
Coyle, Joanne
Grant, Catriona
Brown, Ron
Williamson, Kevin
White, Derrick
Socialist Labour Party Socialist Party GB
Herriot, Chris
Cowan, Mary
Jacobsen, David
Brown, Jack
Craig, Kenny
McKnight, Thomas
Foley, Scott
Lynch, Michael
Culbert, Matthew
Ferguson, Kevin
Gardner, Brian
Malone, Andrew
Moir, James
Ross, Teresa
Wilson, Alexander
Witchery Tour Party
Mitchell, Robin
 
 Constituencies
Edinburgh Central LAB Wins
Edinburgh East & Musselburgh LAB Wins
Edinburgh North & Leith LAB Wins
Edinburgh Pentlands LAB Wins
Edinburgh South LAB Wins
Edinburgh West LD Wins
Linlithgow LAB Wins
Livingston LAB Wins
Midlothian LAB Wins
 

 Description
"Labour did well in Lothians at the 1997 general election, especially in Edinburgh itself. The party turned several marginal seats into safe ones and comfortably won Pentlands from the Conservatives. The Conservatives also lost their other seat in the capital, West, to the Liberal Democrats. Labour should win the bulk of the first past the post seats in the Scottish Parliament elections, with the SNP scooping the majority of the ‘top ups’. The nationalists will be handicapped in their quest to win individual seats by their low base in 1997 - their best showing was 27.5% of the vote in Livingston. The Liberal Democrats have a strong local organisation in Edinburgh West and will be helped by the city council elections being held on the same day. The Conservatives only need a 5% swing to retake Pentlands, but there is no evidence that their support has recovered sufficiently since the general election."
 

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