Midlothian’s new MP

Friday June 9th 2017

Midlothian MP Danielle Rowley

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.

Party Candidate Votes % +/-%
Labour Danielle Rowley 16,458 36.4 +6.2
SNP Owen Thompson 15,573 34.4 -16.2
Conservative Chris Donnelly 11,521 25.4 +13.5
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.

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