At the 2016 elections, Unionist parties totalled 24,711 votes which was 11,509 more votes than the nationalist parties.
At the 2021 election, if everyone tactically voted for LABOUR, it would keep the SNP out of the Constituency
East Lothian is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the plurality (first past the post) method of election.
South Scotland is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament. Nine of the parliament's 73 first past the post constituencies are sub-divisions of the region and it elects seven of the 56 additional-member Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Thus it elects a total of 16 MSPs.
East Lothian is formed from the following electoral wards: Preston/Seton/Gosford, Tranent/Wallyford/Macmerry, North Berwick Coastal, Haddington and Lammermuir, Dunbar and East Linton