Labour gain East Lothian from SNP

Martin Whitfield has been elected.
Martin Whitfield has been elected.
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Labour have gained East Lothian from the SNP.

Martin Whitfield has been elected with 20,158 votes with a majority of 3,083.

His party’s success comes hot off the heels of Midlothian, which also saw a Labour gain from the SNP.

The seat enjoyed an overall turnout of 70.6 per cent, with Labour earning a majority of 3083 votes.

SNP candidate George Kerevan took 17,075 votes, Conservative Sheila Low 16,540, and Lib Dem Elisabeth Wilson 1738.

Meanwhile Independent candidate Mike Allan won 367.