Edinburgh East (UK Parliament constituency)


Edinburgh East (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Edinburgh East


Type = Burgh
Entity = Scotland
DivisionType = Council areas
Division = City of Edinburgh
Year = 1885, 2005
MP = Gavin Strang
Party = Labour
EP = Scotland

Edinburgh East is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

In its present form the constituency was first used in the 2005 general election, but there was also an "Edinburgh East" constituency from 1885 to 1997.

Boundaries

Edinburgh East is now one of five constituencies covering the City of Edinburgh council area. All are entirely within the city council area. Prior to the 2005 general election, the city area was covered by six constituencies, with one straddling a boundary with another council area.

In 1918 the constituency consisted of the "Burgh of Musselburgh and the Canongate and Portobello Municipal Wards of Edinburgh."

The Edinburgh East constituency, as defined in 2005, consists of areas formerly within the constituencies of Edinburgh East and Musselburgh, Edinburgh Central and Edinburgh South. [ [http://www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk/ "Fifth Periodical Review", Boundary Commission for Scotland] ] It is largely a replacement for Edinburgh East and Musselburgh. Scottish Parliament constituencies retain the names and boundaries of the older Westminster constituencies.

As implied by the name, Edinburgh East covers an eastern portion of the City of Edinburgh. In terms of wards used in elections to the City of Edinburgh Council, 1999 to 2007, it includes the wards of Craigmillar, Duddingston, Holyrood, Leith Links, Meadowbank, Milton, Mountcastle, Portobello, Prestonfield, Restalrig, Southside and Tollcross. The wards are due to be replaced with new wards in 2007, as a consequence of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004.

The constituency is predominantly urban.

The constituency of the 1885 to 1997 period was created when the Edinburgh constituency was abolished, in favour of four new constituencies: Edinburgh East, Edinburgh Central, Edinburgh South and Edinburgh West. Edinburgh Central was abolished in 2005. The South and West constituencies continue in use, with altered boundaries.

Member of Parliament

1885 to 1997

*1885 - 1886: George Joachim Goschen, Liberal
*1886 - 1899: Robert Wallace
*1899 - 1909: Sir George McCrae, Liberal
*1909 - 1912: Sir James Puckering Gibson
*1912 - 1924: James Myles Hogge
*1924 - 1931: Thomas Drummond Shiels, Labour
*1931 - 1935: David Marshall Mason, Liberal
*1935 - 1945: Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, Labour
*1945 - 1947: George Reid Thomson, Labour
*1947 - 1954: John Wheatley, Labour
*1954 - 1970: George Willis, Labour
*1970 - 1997: Gavin Strang, Labour

2005 to present

*2005 - : Gavin Strang, Labour

Election results

Election box begin | title=Confirmed candidates for the next UK general election [ [http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/guide/seat-profiles/edinburgheast] , UKPollingReport] Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = George Kerevan
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gavin Strang
votes = 15,899
percentage = 40.0%
change = -9.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Gordon Mackenzie
votes = 9,697
percentage = 24.4%
change = +7.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Stefan Tymkewycz
votes = 6,760
percentage = 17.0%
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mev Brown
votes = 4,093
percentage = 10.3%
change = -0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Green Party
candidate = Cara Gillespie
votes = 2,266
percentage = 5.7%
change = +5.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Catriona Grant
votes = 868
percentage = 2.2%
change = -1.8
Election box candidate
party = Death, Dungeons and Taxes Party
candidate = Brett Harris
votes = 89
percentage = 0.2%
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist League (UK, 1988)
candidate = Peter Clifford
votes = 37
percentage = 0.1%
change = +0.1
Election box majority
votes = 6,202
percentage = 15.6%
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,709
percentage = 61.3
change = +8.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -8.4

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: "Edinburgh East & Musselburgh"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gavin Strang
votes = 18,124
percentage = 52.6
change = -1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish National Party
candidate = Rob Munn
votes = 5,956
percentage = 17.3
change = -1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Gary Peacock
votes = 4,981
percentage = 14.5
change = +3.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Finnie
votes = 3,906
percentage = 11.3
change = -4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Scottish Socialist Party
candidate = Derek Durkin
votes = 1,487
percentage = 4.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 12,168
percentage = 35.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,454
percentage = 58.2
change = -12.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon Frederick Pethick-Lawrence
votes = 13,341
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Minna G Cowan OBE
votes = 12,229
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = David Marshall Mason
votes = 5,313
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = David Marshall Mason
votes = 17,372
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Dr Drummond Shiels MC
votes = 10,244
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Party of Scotland
candidate = Rev T.T. Alexander
votes = 2,872
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = James Myles Hogge
votes = 8,460
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Capt. A. Balfour
votes = 5,136
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = George McCrae
votes = 6,606
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rankin Dawson
votes = 2,432
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Dr Robert Wallace
votes = 3,963
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R.M. Fullarton QC
votes = 2,803
percentage =
change =
Election box Registered electors
reg. electors = 8,840

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Wallace
votes = 3,694
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Unionist Party
candidate = Rt Hon George Joachim Goschen
votes = 2,253
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Rt Hon George Joachim Goschen
votes = 4,337
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Benjamin Francis Conn Costelloe
votes = 1,929
percentage =
change =

Notes and references

See also

* Politics of Edinburgh


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