SNP holds for Livingston and Linlithgow and East Falkirk

Martyn Day and Hannah Bardell celebrate their wins in West Lothian. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Martyn Day and Hannah Bardell celebrate their wins in West Lothian. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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The SNP has held two more seats in Livingston and Linlithgow and East Falkirk.

Hannah Bardell was re-elected to Livingston with 21,036 votes.

Second place in the seat was taken by Labour’s Rhea Wolfson with 17,158, while Tory candidate Damian Timson came in third with 12,799.

Lib Dem candidate Charles Dundas came in with 1512.

Meanwhile in Linlithgow and East Falkirk the SNP’s Martyn Day also came out on top.

Labour’s Joan Coombes took 17,469, while the Conservatives’ Charles Kennedy came third with 16,311. Lib Dem Sally Pattle came fourth with 1926.

Victor Mr Day said: “I feel absolutely knackered but elated to be endorsed by the people of Linlithgow & East Falkirk for another term.

“It’s been an honour to represent them for two years and I’m delighted to be back to represent the constituency once again.

“We have to see what the end numbers game is going to look like, but at this stage it’s very much up in the air.

“It’s going to be an interesting parliament, we know the big business is going to be Brexit and we need to make sure we get the best deal for Scotland out of that.

“But there’s also the day-to-day running of the country and every other that needs dealt with as well so, hopefully it’s a hung parliament and we can lock the Tories out of power.

“If that’s the case we’ll get the best we can for Scotland into the bargain.”