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The Election Result.

December 13, 2019 9:17 AM
By Robert O'Riordan

We lost the cause to Stop Brexit but we put up a good fight and can hold our heads high.

In East and Mid-Lothian the results were a great improvement while our national vote share was also well up this time.

In Midlothian, Steve Arundale and team pushed the vote up by 3 percentage points to 7% (3,393 votes) and in East Lothian our share was up nearly 4 percentage points to 7% (4,071 votes).

We have a long term project on our hands and these are good positions to build on as Council and Holyrood elections approach in coming years.

There is a lot to discuss and work out, especially in Scotland, but meanwhile well done and thank you very much. Constitutional change will, I expect, be high on our list as it is now so noticeable that our parliamentary representation at Westminster is so far below our share of the vote.

Thank you to all members and supporters for all your help in this election.

Result Details:

SNP - 21,156 36.2%

Lab - 17,270 29.5%

Conservative - 15,523 26.5%

Lib Dem - 4,071 7.0%

UKIP - 493 0.8%