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Ayrshire CentralParliamentary constituency
Scottish National PartyPhilippa Whitford
- Votes: 21,486
- Vote share %: 46.2
- Vote share change: +9.0
- Votes: 16,182
- Vote share %: 34.8
- Vote share change: +0.4
- Votes: 6,583
- Vote share %: 14.1
- Vote share change: -11.9
Liberal DemocratEmma Farthing
- Votes: 2,283
- Vote share %: 4.9
- Vote share change: +2.6
Change compared with 2017
- SNP majority: 5,304
- Registered voters: 69,742
- Change since 2017: +1.4
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Former Aberdeen, Dunfermline and Dundee United goalkeeper Derek Stillie was the Conservative candidate for Ayrshire Central, but he has to settle for second place.The Tory vote went up by 0.4%, but the SNP's Philippa Whitford held the seat with an increased majority of 5,304.
Philippa Whitford has been re-elected as the MP for Ayrshire Central, with an increased majority.
The Scottish National Party candidate beat Conservative Derek Stillie by 5,304 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.
Louise McPhater of the Labour Party came third and Liberal Democrat Emma Farthing came fourth.
Voter turnout was up by 1.4 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 47,000 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.
One of the four candidates, Emma Farthing (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.
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