Scottish Parliament elections
Edinburgh Central constituency
This election was held on Thursday 6 May 2021.
8 candidates stood in the Edinburgh Central constituency.
Scottish National Party (SNP)
Conservative and Unionist Party
Scottish Green Party
Scottish Libertarian Party
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
When voting for members of the Scottish Parliament, you will have two votes. One for a member to represent your constituency, and one to represent your Scottish region. The Scottish Parliament currently has 129 elected members.
Members of the Scottish Parliament are elected to create laws for Scotland and hold the Scottish Government to account. The Scottish Parliament is a devolved body, meaning legislative power has been transferred from the UK Government to the Parliament to give Scottish people more of a say on the laws made in Scotland. The Parliament now holds power over issues such as education, the environment, and health. The Scottish Parliament also has some taxation powers.
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