Edinburgh East

Edinburgh East is a constituency in City of Edinburgh, Scotland. The seat has been held by Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party) since May 2015.

2015 General Election

The 2015 General Election was held on 7 May 2015. A total of 7 candidates ran for election.

Summary

SNP
Scottish National Party Gain
Majority
9,106
Electorate
67,141
Turnout
70.1%

You can view more detailed information about this election result on the election result pages.

Share of the vote

The graph below shows the share of the vote across all the candidates.

Breakdown

The table below shows the individual vote breakdown for each candidate.

Candidate/Party Votes Share Change
Tommy Sheppard
Scottish National Party
23,188 49.2% 28.8%
Sheila Gilmore
Labour
14,082 29.9% -13.5%
James McMordie
Conservative
4,670 9.9% -1.0%
Peter McColl
Green Party
2,809 6.0% 0.9%
Karen Utting
Liberal Democrat
1,325 2.8% -16.6%
Oliver Corbishley
UK Independence Party
898 1.9% 1.9%
Ayesha Saleem
TUSC
117 0.2% -0.4%