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Edinburgh West

Results for Edinburgh West Show national results

Winning candidate: J.A. Barrett

Majority: 13,600

Electorate: 66,261

Total number of votes cast: 45,265

Adjusted turnout: 68.3

Number of postal votes cast: 6,098

Number of proxy votes cast: 172

Number of rejected votes: 54

Parliamentary seats won

  • J.A. Barrett, Liberal Democrat (49.5%)
  • D.A. Brogan, Conservative (19.5%)
  • N.S. Ghaleigh, Labour (18.6%)
  • S.M. Cleland, SNP (9.1%)
  • A. Spindler, Green (2.1%)
  • G.P. Clark, Scottish Socialist Party (1.1%)

Table of detailed results

Candidate surname Candidate initials Party / description Votes (no) Percentage of votes won
Barrett J.A. Liberal Democrat 22,417 49.5
Brogan D.A. Conservative 8,817 19.5
Ghaleigh N.S. Labour 8,433 18.6
Cleland S.M. SNP 4,124 9.1
Spindler A. Green 964 2.1
Clark G.P. Scottish Socialist Party 510 1.1
  • Electorate: The number of electors eligible to vote at this election.
  • Valid votes: The total number of valid votes cast.
  • Postal votes counted: The total number of postal votes which went forward to the count after postal ballot verification.
  • Proxies issued: The total number of electors who appointed proxies to vote on their behalf.
  • Rejected ballot: The number of ballot papers which was declared invalid for one or more of the following reasons:
  • the ballot paper did not contain the official mark
  • where the voter had voted for more than the specified number of candidates
  • where the ballot paper contained writing or a mark by which the voter could be identified
  • where the ballot paper was unmarked or where it was unclear what the voter had intended
  • (A ballot paper may also be rejected in part).

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