UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 650 of 650 seats declared
UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 365 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

Orkney & Shetland

Parliamentary constituency

LD HOLD

Results

  1. Liberal Democrat
    Alistair Carmichael
    • Votes: 10,381
    • Vote share %: 44.8
    • Vote share change: -3.8
  2. Scottish National Party
    Robert Leslie
    • Votes: 7,874
    • Vote share %: 34.0
    • Vote share change: +5.0
  3. Conservative
    Jennifer Fairbairn
    • Votes: 2,287
    • Vote share %: 9.9
    • Vote share change: +1.2
  4. Labour
    Coilla Drake
    • Votes: 1,550
    • Vote share %: 6.7
    • Vote share change: -4.8
  5. The Brexit Party
    Robert Smith
    • Votes: 900
    • Vote share %: 3.9
    • Vote share change: +3.9
  6. Independent
    David Barnard
    • Votes: 168
    • Vote share %: 0.7
    • Vote share change: +0.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LD majority: 2,507
  • Registered voters: 34,211
  • % share:
    67.7%
  • Change since 2017: -0.4

Vote share

Party % share
Liberal Democrat 44.8%
Scottish National Party 34.0%
Conservative 9.9%
Labour 6.7%
The Brexit Party 3.9%
Independent 0.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Scottish National Party +5.0 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +3.9 Gained
  • Conservative +1.2 Gained
  • Independent +0.7 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat -3.8 Lost
  • Labour -4.8 Lost

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Lib Dems hold Orkney & Shetland

Alistair Carmichael, who has held Orkney & Shetland for the Lib Dems since 2001, keeps his seat. His majority has reduced from 4,563 in 2017 to 2,507 with the SNP narrowing the gap.

That's the final seat declared in Scotland.

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Orkney & Shetland: Liberal Democrat hold

Alistair Carmichael has been re-elected as the MP for Orkney & Shetland, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Liberal Democrat candidate beat the SNP's Robert Leslie by 2,507 votes, 2,056 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Jennifer Fairbairn of the Conservative Party came third and Labour's Coilla Drake came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.4 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 23,000 people, roughly two-thirds 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, Robert Smith (The Brexit Party) and David Barnard (independent), lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Leaving on a jet plane...to Kirkwall

Ballot boxes from Shetland are flown to Kirkwall, where the Orkney & Shetland count takes place. Lib Dem Alistair Carmichael has been MP here since 2001.

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Shetland votes Kirkwall-bound

Ballot boxes from Shetland are being loaded onto the plane that will fly them to Kirkwall, where the count is taking place.

Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael has held this seat since 2001.

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'Oh no it isn't!'

Now that the people of Kirkwall have taken in their pantomime, the stage is set for the Orkney & Shetland count to begin.

Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael holds this seat, which declared at 05:22 in 2017.

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Election 2019: Orkney and Shetland candidates quizzed at Kirkwall hustings
The six candidates standing to be the next MP for Orkney and Shetland face questions from an audience of electors in Kirkwall.