Friday June 9th 2017
Danielle Rowley, Midlothian’s new MP
Labour’s Danielle Rowley has been elected as Midlothian’s new MP. The 27 year old former King’s Park Primary and Dalkeith High School pupil won the seat from the SNP’s Owen Thompson.
|Liberal Democrat||Ross Laird||1,721||3.8||+1.5|
The turnout was 66.4%.
The Conservatives also did well increasing their share of the vote to 25.4%, an increase of 13.5%.
Danielle is Midlothian’s first woman MP and she said this morning:
‘Thank you for all the messages of support & congratulations. But mainly, thank you to the people of Midlothian for putting your trust in me.’
The result marks the continued resurgence for Labour in Midlothian, as it follows it’s success at the local election where Labour now lead the council, albeit from a minority position.Tweet Share on Facebook