East Lothian

Old parliamentary constituency

In June 2024, this constituency was replaced by two new constituencies:

Edinburgh East and Musselburgh

Covers approximately 14% of this old constituency’s population, and 1% of this old constituency’s area.

Lothian East

Covers approximately 86% of this old constituency’s population, and 99% of this old constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Date elected

12th Dec 2019

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

79%

69.1% national average

Would prefer the next leader of the Conservative Party to invest in renewable energy

79%

72.2% national average

Support nuclear energy

50%

57.4% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

46%

51.9% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

86%

84.2% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

22%

24.2% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Labour Party

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

33%

31.6% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

21%

23.7% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

37%

37.6% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 17% 18.7%
Net agree 74% 72.5%
Net disagree 9% 8.7%
Partly agree 38% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 36% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 3% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

42%

41.6% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

26%

26.7% national average

Oppose Net Zero

13%

12.7% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 21% 23.5%
Net agree 61% 58.8%
Net disagree 18% 17.7%
Somewhat agree 36% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 10% 10.6%
Strongly agree 25% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 8% 7.2%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 59% 57.4%
Should not be a priority 41% 42.6%

Think that Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Government do not understand the impact the cost of living crisis is having on people

75%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

27%

28.8% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

37%

40.0% national average

Place

Constituency age distribution

This area National average
Ages 0-9 11.1% 11.8%
Ages 10-19 11.3% 11.5%
Ages 20-29 10.7% 12.9%
Ages 30-39 11.2% 13.3%
Ages 40-49 12.9% 12.6%
Ages 50-59 15.5% 13.7%
Ages 60-69 12.6% 10.8%
Ages 70-79 9.5% 8.5%
Ages 80+ 5.3% 5.0%

Country of the UK

Scotland

Estimated child poverty

17.7%

28.2% national average

Number of onshore windfarms

12

0.7 national average

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of Hope For The Future trained constituents

0

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

1

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

2

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

4

2.4 national average

Wildlife Trusts Reserves