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Orkney & ShetlandParliamentary constituency
Liberal DemocratAlistair Carmichael
- Votes: 10,381
- Vote share %: 44.8
- Vote share change: -3.8
Scottish National PartyRobert Leslie
- Votes: 7,874
- Vote share %: 34.0
- Vote share change: +5.0
- Votes: 2,287
- Vote share %: 9.9
- Vote share change: +1.2
- Votes: 1,550
- Vote share %: 6.7
- Vote share change: -4.8
The Brexit PartyRobert Smith
- Votes: 900
- Vote share %: 3.9
- Vote share change: +3.9
- Votes: 168
- Vote share %: 0.7
- Vote share change: +0.7
Change compared with 2017
- LD majority: 2,507
- Registered voters: 34,211
- Change since 2017: -0.4
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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
The six candidates standing to be the next MP for Orkney and Shetland face questions from an audience of electors in Kirkwall.