The party held their constituencies in the region and narrowly missed out taking Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross.Read more
Ross, Skye & LochaberParliamentary constituency
Scottish National PartyIan Blackford
- Votes: 19,263
- Vote share %: 48.3
- Vote share change: +8.1
Liberal DemocratCraig Harrow
- Votes: 9,820
- Vote share %: 24.6
- Vote share change: +3.7
- Votes: 6,900
- Vote share %: 17.3
- Vote share change: -7.6
- Votes: 2,448
- Vote share %: 6.1
- Vote share change: -6.1
The Brexit PartyKate Brownlie
- Votes: 710
- Vote share %: 1.8
- Vote share change: +1.8
Christian PartyDonald Boyd
- Votes: 460
- Vote share %: 1.2
- Vote share change: +1.2
Scottish Family PartyRichard Lucas
- Votes: 268
- Vote share %: 0.7
- Vote share change: +0.7
Change compared with 2017
- SNP majority: 9,443
- Registered voters: 54,229
- Change since 2017: +1.8
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The leader of the SNP in Westminster holds his seat saying 'We will have our referendum'.
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.
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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The ballot box from the Isle of Eigg has arrived safely in Inverness for the Highland count.
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.
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.