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

Rutherglen & Hamilton West

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Scottish National Party
    Margaret Ferrier
    • Votes: 23,775
    • Vote share %: 44.2
    • Vote share change: +7.2
  2. Labour
    Ged Killen
    • Votes: 18,545
    • Vote share %: 34.5
    • Vote share change: -3.1
  3. Conservative
    Lynne Nailon
    • Votes: 8,054
    • Vote share %: 15.0
    • Vote share change: -4.6
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Mark McGeever
    • Votes: 2,791
    • Vote share %: 5.2
    • Vote share change: +0.9
  5. UKIP
    Janice Mackay
    • Votes: 629
    • Vote share %: 1.2
    • Vote share change: +0.3

Change compared with 2017


  • SNP majority: 5,230
  • Registered voters: 80,918
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: +3.0

Vote share

Party % share
Scottish National Party 44.2%
Labour 34.5%
Conservative 15.0%
Liberal Democrat 5.2%
UKIP 1.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Scottish National Party +7.2 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +0.9 Gained
  • UKIP +0.3 Gained
  • Labour -3.1 Lost
  • Conservative -4.6 Lost

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'Corbyn was a divisive figure' - Killen

Labour's Ged Killen, who has just lost Rutherglen & Hamilton West to the SNP, is laying the blame for his party's predicted losses across the UK at the door of leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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SNP vote surges in Rutherglen & Hamilton West

Once again, Rutherglen & Hamilton West is the first constituency to declare.

The numbers show that while Labour's vote has only fallen by around 500, the SNP's figure has rocketed by nearly 5,000 as Margaret Ferrie reclaims her seat.

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Rutherglen & Hamilton West: Scottish National Party gain

Margaret Ferrier has been elected as the MP for Rutherglen & Hamilton West, beating Labour's Ged Killen by 5,230 votes.

The Scottish National Party overturned a 265 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.

Lynne Nailon of the Conservative Party came third and Liberal Democrat Mark McGeever came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 3 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 54,000 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 five candidates, Janice Mackay (UKIP), lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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SNP take Rutherglen & Hamilton West

The SNP's Margaret Ferrier, who lost Rutherglen & Hamilton West to Labour in 2017, has won it back tonight with a majority of 5,230 votes.

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This seat has now changed hands three times since 2010. Labour's winning margin two years ago was just 265.

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Rutherglen & Hamilton West imminent

The first seat to declare in 2017, Rutherglen & Hamilton West, is set to yield the first result of the night again.

Labour won this one from the SNP in 2017, but as Catriona Renton reports, the nationalists look on course to claim it back.

We expect to have a declaration shortly.

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SNP eye Rutherglen & Hamilton West

The SNP lost Rutherglen & Hamilton West to Labour in 2017, but according to our reporter Catriona Renton, the nationalists are confident of winning it back.

The first constituency to declare two years ago at 01:12, tonight's result is expected by 01:30..

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Rutherglen and Hamilton West - Not long to go now and the SNP are confident

Rutherglen and Hamilton West stats

This long-standing Labour seat was seized by the SNP in 2015, only to turn red again in 2017.

BBC Scotland reporter Catriona Renton says the SNP are confident of winning this seat back.

The interesting thing about the 2017 election was that Labour managed to regain the seat despite losing votes compared to their previous performance. It was just that they only lost 1,000 votes, while the SNP lost 11,000.

With Ged Killen defending a majority of just 265 votes - 0.5% - there will be a keen contest for the seat again this time around, with a rematch between him and his SNP predecessor Margaret Ferrier.

In a country of three-way marginals, this was one of the more two-horse races in 2017, with Labour and the SNP accounting for 75% of the vote between them. The result could tell us a lot about how both parties are performing overall in Scotland.

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Turnout in Rutherglen & Hamilton 66.6%

The turnout in Rutherglen & Hamilton West is 66.6%. Labour's Ged Killen won this seat from the SNP in 2017 with a majority of 265.

It was the first to declare two years ago, at 01:12. Will it be first in Scotland tonight?

'This is Corbyn and Leonard’s failure'

At the count in East Kilbride, a former senior Labour figure - who did not want to be named - told Catriona Renton they blamed Jeremy Corbyn and Richard Leonard for the poor prediction in the exit poll.

They added: "Labour needs to learn very valuable lessons and get closer to the people."