The party held their constituencies in the region and narrowly missed out taking Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross.Read more
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & StrathspeyParliamentary constituency
Scottish National PartyDrew Hendry
- Votes: 26,247
- Vote share %: 47.9
- Vote share change: +8.0
- Votes: 15,807
- Vote share %: 28.8
- Vote share change: -1.7
Liberal DemocratRobert Rixson
- Votes: 5,846
- Vote share %: 10.7
- Vote share change: -1.6
- Votes: 4,123
- Vote share %: 7.5
- Vote share change: -8.7
- Votes: 1,709
- Vote share %: 3.1
- Vote share change: +3.1
The Brexit PartyLes Durance
- Votes: 1,078
- Vote share %: 2.0
- Vote share change: +2.0
Change compared with 2017
- SNP majority: 10,440
- Registered voters: 78,057
- Change since 2017: +1.5
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The SNP hold Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey. Drew Hendry's majority from 2017 has more than doubled to over 10,000.
Drew Hendry has been re-elected as the MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey, with an increased majority.
The Scottish National Party candidate beat Conservative Fiona Fawcett by 10,440 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.
Robert Rixson of the Liberal Democrats came third and Labour's Lewis Whyte came fourth.
Voter turnout was up by 1.5 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 55,000 people, 70.2% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
Two of the six candidates, Ariane Burgess (Green) and Les Durance (The Brexit Party), lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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The ballot box from the Isle of Eigg has arrived safely in Inverness for the Highland count.
Ian Blackford, MP for Ross, Skye & Lochaber, and SNP leader in the House of Commons, is not getting carried away with the exit poll, which indicates the nationalists will win 55 of the 59 Scottish seats.
Our reporter Jackie O'Brien is embracing the Christmas spirit in Inverness, where three constituencies will be counted - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey; Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross; Ross, Skye & Lochaber.
Two years ago, the earliest result declared came from Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey at 03:07.