At the 2016 elections, Unionist parties totalled 26,081 votes which was 12,396 more votes than the nationalist parties.
At the 2021 election, if everyone tactically voted for Liberal Democrats, it would keep the SNP out of the Constituency
Edinburgh Western 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.
Lothian 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.
The electoral wards used in this seat are: In full: Almond, Drum Brae/Gyle. In part: Forth, Inverleith (shared with Edinburgh Northern and Leith), Corstorphine/Murrayfield (shared with Edinburgh Central)