Edinburgh East and Musselburgh

New parliamentary constituency

This constituency is new at the July general election, and replaces the previous two constituencies:

East Lothian

Covered approximately 14% of this new constituency’s population, and 1% of this new constituency’s area.

Edinburgh East

Covered approximately 94% of this new constituency’s population, and 90% of this new constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Public opinion

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

79.9%

69.1% national average

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

82.5%

72.3% national average

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

46.9%

52.0% national average

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

85.1%

84.3% national average

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

28.1%

24.3% national average

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

35.6%

31.5% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

25.4%

23.6% national average

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

32.6%

37.5% 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 18.7% 18.7%
Net agree 72.3% 72.6%
Net disagree 9% 8.7%
Partly agree 38.9% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6.0% 5.9%
Strongly agree 33.4% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 3.0% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

36.8%

41.5% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

24%

26.2% 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 21.9% 23.4%
Net agree 63.6% 58.9%
Net disagree 14.5% 17.6%
Somewhat agree 36.9% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 8.3% 10.5%
Strongly agree 26.7% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 6.3% 7.1%

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

This area National average
Should be a priority 61.6% 57.5%
Should not be a priority 38.4% 42.5%

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

68.9%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

21.8%

28.7% national average

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

33.5%

40.0% national average

Place

Country of the UK

Scotland

Estimated child poverty

20.7%

28.1% national average

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

0

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

1

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves