Dundee's SNP MPs almost double their majorities, while the party wins back Angus from the Conservatives.Read more
Perth & North PerthshireParliamentary constituency
Scottish National PartyPete Wishart
- Votes: 27,362
- Vote share %: 50.6
- Vote share change: +8.3
- Votes: 19,812
- Vote share %: 36.6
- Vote share change: -5.6
Liberal DemocratPeter Barrett
- Votes: 3,780
- Vote share %: 7.0
- Vote share change: +2.0
- Votes: 2,471
- Vote share %: 4.6
- Vote share change: -5.8
The Brexit PartyStuart Powell
- Votes: 651
- Vote share %: 1.2
- Vote share change: +1.2
Change compared with 2017
- SNP majority: 7,550
- Registered voters: 72,600
- Change since 2017: +2.7
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SNP MP Pete Wishart, who has held Perth & North Perthshire since 2005, saw his majority rise from a tiny 21 to over 7,500.
The SNP's Pete Wishart, who has held Perth & North Perthshire since its creation in 2005, increased his majority from just 21 votes in 2017 to 7,538 this morning.
Unsurprisingly, he and his colleagues are pretty happy about that.
Another big win for the SNP from a seat that was expected to be a close call.
SNP's Pete Wishart wins Peth & North Perthshire comfortably.
Pete Wishart has been re-elected as the MP for Perth & Perthshire North, with a significantly increased majority.
The Scottish National Party candidate beat Conservative Angus Forbes by 7,550 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.
Peter Barrett of the Liberal Democrats came third and Labour's Angela Bretherton came fourth.
Voter turnout was up by 2.6 percentage points since the last general election.
More than 54,000 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.
Two of the five candidates, Angela Bretherton (Labour) and Stuart Powell (The Brexit Party), lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Conservative candidate Angus Forbes is eager to wrest Perth & North Perthshire, an SNP seat since 2005, from the nationalists.
Pete Wishart, who has been MP here for all 14 of those years, won by just 21 votes in 2017.
SNP MP Pete Wishart, who has held Perth & North Perthshire since its inception as a seat in 2005, is quietly confident he can win again.
Wishart's majority in 2017 was just 21, with the Conservatives hot on his heels.
There's an increased turnout in the fiendishly tight Perth & North Perthshire constituency, which the SNP's Pete Wishart held by just 21 votes two years ago.
Pete Wishart held Perth & North Perthshire by just 21 votes in 2017. According to our man at the count tonight, Graham Stewart, the SNP are confident he'll win again.
Wishart has held this seat since its creation in 2005.