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

Ross, Skye & Lochaber

Parliamentary constituency

SNP HOLD

Results

  1. Scottish National Party
    Ian Blackford
    • Votes: 19,263
    • Vote share %: 48.3
    • Vote share change: +8.1
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Craig Harrow
    • Votes: 9,820
    • Vote share %: 24.6
    • Vote share change: +3.7
  3. Conservative
    Gavin Berkenheger
    • Votes: 6,900
    • Vote share %: 17.3
    • Vote share change: -7.6
  4. Labour
    John Erskine
    • Votes: 2,448
    • Vote share %: 6.1
    • Vote share change: -6.1
  5. The Brexit Party
    Kate Brownlie
    • Votes: 710
    • Vote share %: 1.8
    • Vote share change: +1.8
  6. Christian Party
    Donald Boyd
    • Votes: 460
    • Vote share %: 1.2
    • Vote share change: +1.2
  7. Scottish Family Party
    Richard Lucas
    • Votes: 268
    • Vote share %: 0.7
    • Vote share change: +0.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • SNP majority: 9,443
  • Registered voters: 54,229
  • % share:
    73.5%
  • Change since 2017: +1.8

Vote share

Party % share
Scottish National Party 48.3%
Liberal Democrat 24.6%
Conservative 17.3%
Labour 6.1%
The Brexit Party 1.8%
Christian Party 1.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Scottish National Party +8.1 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.7 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +1.8 Gained
  • Christian Party +1.2 Gained
  • Labour -6.1 Lost
  • Conservative -7.6 Lost

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'We will have our referendum' says SNP's Blackford

Ian Blackford holds Ross, Lochaber and Skye for the SNP with a majority of over 9,000. The party's leader in the House of Commons vows to deliver a second independence referendum.

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Ross, Skye & Lochaber: Ian Blackford holds seat for SNP

SNP Commons leader Ian Blackford has been re-elected as the MP for Ross, Skye & Lochaber, with an increased majority.

The Scottish National Party candidate beat Liberal Democrat Craig Harrow by 9,443 votes, 3,524 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Gavin Berkenheger of the Conservative Party came third and Labour's John Erskine came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 1.8 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 40,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Three of the seven candidates, Kate Brownlie (The Brexit Party), Donald Boyd (Christian Party) and Richard Lucas (Scottish Family Party), lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Eigg-cellent news

The ballot box from the Isle of Eigg has arrived safely in Inverness for the Highland count.

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Blackford 'urging caution' over exit poll

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.

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'Jingle hell' in the Highlands

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.

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