Midlothian North and Musselburgh declaration: Scottish Parliament elections 2021

The winner of the Midlothian North and Musselburgh constituency vote has been announced, as part of the Holyrood elections.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 6:56 pm
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The seat has been held by Colin Beattie for the SNP, with 21,165 votes.

Stephen Curran was second for Labour with 13,259 votes, Scottish Conservatives’ candidate Iain Whyte was third with 6,529 votes, and Charles Dundas of the Scottish Liberal Democrats came third with 1,630 votes.

There was a record turnout of 61.7 per cent in Midlothian North & Musselburgh. Seven per cent up on the previous Scottish Parliament highest turnout for the constituency.

The total number of ballot papers rejected was 159.This produces a total votes figure of 42,742 for the Midlothian North & Musselburgh constituency.

The count took place today at Lasswade Leisure Centre, Bonnyrigg.

The Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale declaration is expected tomorrow evening in the Scottish Borders, with those votes not to be counted until tomorrow morning.