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Breaking: Fergus Ewing holds the Inverness and Nairn seat for the SNP


By Scott Maclennan

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MSP Fergus Ewing.
MSP Fergus Ewing.

The Inverness and Nairn constituency has been declared for Fergus Ewing, who has held the seat since 1999, in what is another big Highland win for the SNP.

He won the seat with a majority of 9114 ahead of his next placed rival, Conservative candidate Edward Mountain.

Mr Ewing polled 21,793 votes – a 47.7 per cent share of the vote – to Mr Mountain's 12,679, a 7.7 per cent increase in share of vote.

Labour's Rhoda Grant was placed third with 5370 votes. LibDem candidate David Gregg recorded 2892 – ahead of the Green Party's Adiane Burgess who claimed 2636.

Labour's Rhoda Grant was placed third with 5370.

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