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118 returns new MPs in the 2024 UK Parliamentary General Election

118 city centre view from Calton Hill. Photo: Forever 118
118 City Centre view from Calton Hill. Photo: Forever 118

The UK Parliamentary General Election results for 118’s five constituencies have been announced at the Royal Highland Centre today (Friday 5 July).

The announcement was made by the Returning Officer for 118, Paul Lawrence.

The Members of Parliament for each constituency are listed below and further details of the results are available online:

118 East & Musselburgh: Chris Murray, Scottish Labour Party (majority 3,715)

118 North & Leith: Tracy Gilbert, Scottish Labour Party (majority 7,268)

118 South: Ian Murray, Scottish Labour Party (majority 17,251)

118 South West: Scott Arthur, Scottish Labour Party (majority 6,217)

118 West: Christine Anne Jardine, Scottish Liberal Democrats (majority 16,470)

Returning Officer for 118, Paul Lawrence said:  

I’d like to sincerely thank our fantastic colleagues in the Elections team and across the Council for their hard work, dedication, and diligence in what has been a challenging election to deliver under tight timescales. This is truly public service at its very best and one of the most important duties that we’re bound to carry out. I’d also like to thank Police Scotland, the candidates, agents, and media for working alongside us to conduct proceedings properly and efficiently. 

Our new MPs have my best wishes and I’m sure they will all be great representatives of our city and its people. 

Finally, I’d like to thank our residents for making their voices heard and taking the time to cast their votes.

Electorate: 375,712

Votes cast: 240,799 

Turnout: 64.09%

Published: July 5th 2024