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SNP runs away with Highland Council area win in European Parliamentary Election count polling more than double the votes of nearest rival the Brexit Party; Liberal Democrats come third with Conservatives and Greens further behind and Labour well off the pace

By Andrew Dixon

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THE SNP dominated the votes in the European Parliamentary Election for the Highland Council counting area.

A total of 28,681 votes for the SNP was more than double the Brexit Party which was runner-up for the area with 13,854.

There were 77,206 votes cast in the Highlands, equating to a turnout of 43.2 per cent.

This included 22,876 postal votes.

The votes were counted in Dingwall last night.

The total number of valid votes in the Highland Council area were:

  • 28,681 – SNP
  • 13,854 – Brexit Party
  • 13,416 – Liberal Democrats
  • 7577 – Conservatives
  • 7052 – Greens
  • 3109 – Labour
  • 1619 – UKIP
  • 1199 – Change UK
  • 286 – Gordon Edgar
  • 124 – Ken Parke

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