General Election 2015 live blog

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon as she arrives at the General Election count for Glasgow. Pic: PA
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon as she arrives at the General Election count for Glasgow. Pic: PA
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THE SNP looks set to sweep to victory across Scotland as the first results of the General Election come in.

With opinion polls predicting substantial SNP gains, the ramifications of the vote in the Lothians and across Scotland is expected to have a widespread effect on the balance of power at Westminster,

Edinburgh West ballot boxes arrive'. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Edinburgh West ballot boxes arrive'. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

The Edinburgh Evening News’ live blog will be updated throughout the night with latest news, pictures and infographics.

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Along with our sister site Scotsman.com, we will also host a live Google Hangout discussion with expert panelists including Dr Jan Eichhorn of the fellows of the Centre on Constitutional Change after the final ballots have been cast.

Our political team will also host live Google Hangouts throughout the night when significant results are announced with a further live discussion being held at 8am on Friday morning.

We will feature the main stories as they emerge throughout the day alongside analysis from our columnists and articles looking back at the campaign.