SNP depute leader Angus Robertson has lost his Moray seat to the Conservatives.
Mr Robertson, who was the party’s leader at Westminster, was beaten by former MSP Douglas Ross by 18,478 votes to 22,637.
The nationalist had held the seat since 2001 and was defending a majority of 9,065.
Look at that swing! Well done Douglas. https://t.co/bwLcvPP2XP
— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) June 9, 2017
In his victory speech, Mr Ross said: “I’d like to pay tribute to my fellow candidates. Could I also say to Angus, thank-you on behalf of the people of Moray for your outstanding service to the people of Moray over the last 16 years.”
Labour claimed the first scalp of the election in Scotland, ousting the SNP in Rutherglen and Hamilton West.
Gerard Killen claimed the seat for Jeremy Corbyn’s party by winning 19,101 votes, defeating the SNP’s Margaret Ferrier, who had taken the seat in 2015, on 18,836 votes.
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) June 9, 2017