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SNP hold Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey seat with a majority of over 10,000


By Scott Maclennan


Newly re-elected MP Drew Hendry (centre).
Newly re-elected MP Drew Hendry (centre).

Drew Hendry has been re-elected as MP Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey seat with 26,247 votes – a majority of 10,440.

The turnout was high with 54,922 votes cast which is more than 70 per cent of the electorate with Mr Hendry’s majority going up by eight per cent from 2017.

In second place was the Conservatives Fiona Fawcett who received 15,807 votes and followed someway behind by the Liberal Democrats’ Denis Rixson who got 5846.

Lewis Whyte from Labour got 4123, the Greens’ Ariane Burgess got 1709 and Les Durance from the Brexit Party got 1078.

The result was declared later than expected just before 5am with constituency having 119 ballot boxes which had to be sent to Inverness Leisure Centre.



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