City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Close Result Leaves Scottish Parliament In The Balance


By edg - Posted on 04 May 2007

The final results are in and the Scottish Nationalists with 47 votes have won one more seat than Scottish Labour with 46.

Either SNP or Labour will have to form a coalition with other parties
to govern. A new first minister has to be appointed by 30 May, 28 days
from the election.


The Final Results in the 129 Scottish Parliament seats are
:

Scottish Nationalists 47

Scottish Labour 46

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 17

Scottish Liberal Democrats 16

Scottish Greens 2

Independents 1


Scottish Election Results - Edinburgh and Lothians Seats

There was 1 constituency seat change with the SNP taking Edinburgh East and Musselburgh previously held by Scottish Labour.

Edinburgh Central

Sarah Herriot Boyack (Scottish Labour) held her seat with a majority of 1193.

Edinburgh Pentlands

David William McLetchie (Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party) held his seat with a majority of 4,525.

Edinburgh East and Musselburgh

Kenneth MacAskill (Scottish National Party) won with majority of 1,382

2003 Result - Scottish Labour

Edinburgh North and Leith

Malcolm Chisholm (Scottish Labour) held his seat with a majority of 2,444

Edinburgh South

Michael Pringle (Scottish Liberal Democrats) held his seat with 1,929

Edinburgh West

Margaret Smith (Scottish Liberal Democrats) held her seat with 5,886 majority

Midlothian

Rhona Brankin (Scottish Labour) held her seat with a majority of 1,702

East Lothian

Iain Gray (Scottish Labour) held his seat with a majority of 2,448

The Seven Regional Seats for the Lothians are

Gavin Brown, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Robin Harper, Scottish Green Party

George Foulkes, Scottish Labour

Fiona Hyslop, Scottish National Party

Ian McKee, Scottish National Party

Stefan Tymkewycz, Scottish National Party

Margo MacDonald, Independent