Edinburgh South MP Ian Murray has criticised Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – as his 15,500 seat appears to be hanging on a knife-edge.
Mr Murray, who has held the Edinburgh South seat since 2010, has pointed the finger for Labour’s projected bad night on the party’s UK leader.
Taking to Twitter, he said: “Every door I knocked on, and my team and I spoke to 11,000 people, mentioned Corbyn.
“Not Brexit but Corbyn. I’ve been saying this for years. The outcome is that we’ve let the country down and we must change course and fast.”
In the exit poll, Labour is expected to won only 191 seats – while the SNP are predicted to return 55 out of Scotland’s 59 MPs. The exit poll predicts that Edinburgh South SNP candidate Catriona MacDonald has a 47 per cent chance of snatching the seat from Mr Murray, who reportedly has a 53 per cent chance of being returned to Westminster.
David Bol is the Local Democracy Reporter covering Edinburgh. The Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) is a public service news agency : funded by the BBC, provided by the local news sector, and used by qualifying partners. Local Democracy Reporters cover top-tier local authorities and other public service organisations.