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‘Simply wonderful’ as Highland territory returned to Lib Dem hands


By Andrew Dixon

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Angus MacDonald, Alex Cole-Hamilton and Jamie Stone (Lib Dem MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross). Picture: James Mackenzie
Angus MacDonald, Alex Cole-Hamilton and Jamie Stone (Lib Dem MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross). Picture: James Mackenzie

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has hailed Angus MacDonald’s victory in the general election as sensational.

Mr MacDonald was named as MP for Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire this evening following a third count of the votes cast on Thursday.

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Mr Cole-Hamilton, who was in Inverness with Mr MacDonald earlier this week, said: "My heart is in the Highlands today. The Liberal Democrats were all but wiped out in 2015, but that wasn’t the worst thing to happen to us that year. Weeks later we lost Charles Kennedy.

"That the final act of this general election should see his old seat returned to Lib Dem hands and the care of Angus MacDonald is simply wonderful.

"I'm overjoyed that Angus has become the sensational sixth Scottish Liberal Democrat MP.

"Angus has shown that the Liberal Democrats are the strongest voice for the Highlands. He will focus on what really matters, such as getting you NHS care close to home, improving dangerous roads and fighting for a fair deal for the Highlands.

“Millions of people have voted for change and put their trust in us, so our job now is to repay it in full and be their local champions.”


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