At the end of the night, the results are as followed: SNP with 56 seats, Labour with 1 in Edinburgh South, 1 Lib Dems in Orkney and Shetland and 1 Conservative in Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale.
After huge swings throughout Scotland, the SNP’s Alex Salmond gains Gordon constituency from the Liberal Democrats.
SNP earlier gained Kilmarnock and Loudoun from Scottish Labour. The constituency saw a 26% swing from Labour, where the party have been in power since 1929.
Cathy Jamieson, a Shadow Treasury Minister, has lost her Kilmarnock and Loudon seat to the SNP’s Alan Brown. With a majority of 13,638, he easily overturned her majority of 12,378 from the 2010 election. A huge swing for SNP.
SNP gain Paisley and Renfrewshire South from Labour’s Douglas Alexander. 20 year old student, Mhairi Black, won with an astounding 27% swing from Labour, it having been held for eighteen years by Labour’s Douglas Alexander. Black is thought to be the youngest MP to be elected since 1667. Douglas has described it as a “very difficult night” for Labour”.
SNP gain Dundee West from Scottish Labour
SNP gain Ochil & Perthshire South from Scottish Labour
SNP gain Falkirk from Scottish Labour
SNP gain Glenrothes from Scottish Labour – 35% swing from labour
SNP gain East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow from Labour
SNP gain Motherwell and Wishaw from Labour
SNP gain Midlothian from Labour
SNP gain Dunbartonshire East from Lib Dems
In other news, the party have also gained a seat in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, a constituency which previously belonged to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Roger Mullin led the SNP to victory in the constituency, having been labelled an “ultra safe Labour seat” by the UK Polling Report.
Mullin beat Labour candidate Kenny Selbie to the post, after Labour having gained it in 2005.
This is yet another seat in the SNP’s Scottish surge.
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