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

Ayrshire Central

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Scottish National Party
    Philippa Whitford
    • Votes: 21,486
    • Vote share %: 46.2
    • Vote share change: +9.0
  2. Conservative
    Derek Stillie
    • Votes: 16,182
    • Vote share %: 34.8
    • Vote share change: +0.4
  3. Labour
    Louise McPhater
    • Votes: 6,583
    • Vote share %: 14.1
    • Vote share change: -11.9
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Emma 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
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: +1.4

Vote share

Party % share
Scottish National Party 46.2%
Conservative 34.8%
Labour 14.1%
Liberal Democrat 4.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Scottish National Party +9.0 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.6 Gained
  • Conservative +0.4 Gained
  • Labour -11.9 Lost

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Former keeper Stillie unable to get hands on Ayrshire seat

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.

Derek Stillie (right) playing for Dunfermline in the 2004 Scottish Cup final
Former footballer Derek Stillie (right) was the Conservative candidate

Ayrshire Central: Scottish National Party hold

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.

This story was created using some automation.

First ballot boxes arrive in Ayr

The first ballot boxes arrive and the count begins in Ayr, which involves two constituencies: Central Ayrshire and Ayr, plus Carrick & Cumnock.

Boxes being unloaded from van

Up in the Ayr?

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.

a balloon on the ceiling

Ayrshire Central: SNP hold

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