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Ayr, Carrick & CumnockParliamentary constituency
SNP GAIN FROM CON
Scottish National PartyAllan Dorans
- Votes: 20,272
- Vote share %: 43.5
- Vote share change: +9.4
- Votes: 17,943
- Vote share %: 38.5
- Vote share change: -1.6
- Votes: 6,219
- Vote share %: 13.3
- Vote share change: -10.5
Liberal DemocratHelena Bongard
- Votes: 2,158
- Vote share %: 4.6
- Vote share change: +2.7
Change compared with 2017
- SNP majority: 2,329
- Registered voters: 71,970
- Change since 2017: -0.1
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Allan Dorans has been elected as the MP for Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock, beating Conservative Martin Dowey by 2,329 votes.
The Scottish National Party overturned a 2,774 vote majority to take the seat formerly held by Conservative Bill Grant.
Duncan Townson of the Labour Party came third and Liberal Democrat Helena Bongard came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 0.1 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 47,000 people, 64.7% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
One of the four candidates, Helena Bongard (Liberal Democrat), lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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The first ballot boxes arrive and the count begins in Ayr, which involves two constituencies: Central Ayrshire and Ayr, plus Carrick & Cumnock.
From the count in Ayr...
"A solitary balloon slowly losing air on the ceiling of the Citadel in Ayr...but which candidate’s hopes will be deflated later on?"
There's two constituencies to be decided at this count: Central Ayrshire and Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock.