Midlothian North and Musselburgh

Midlothian North and Musselburgh 

Thanks to everyone that came out to help with this campaign.

We worked hard but ultimately we were unsuccessful in winning the seat back for Labour.

I really appreciate all the support that people have given me over the years as the Labour Party candidate.

As Joe Hill said “Don’t mourn, organise!”

Election results

Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Midlothian North and Musselburgh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Colin Beattie 16,948 48.9 +1.6
Labour Bernard Harkins 9,913 28.6 -8.6
Conservative Jeremy Balfour 6,267 18.1 +9.5
Liberal Democrats Jacquie Bell[1] 1,557 4.5 +0.3
Majority 7,035
Turnout 34,285 54.7
SNP hold Swing

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