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PICTURES: Election count chaos in Dingwall


By Rachel Smart

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The Liberal Democrats’ Angus MacDonald won a major victory in the newly formed Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire seat.

However, this wasn’t announced until 44 hours after the count began after delays in what has been described as a ‘shambles’.

2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay.
2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay.

The declaration means Mr MacDonald is the final MP to be confirmed in the 2024 general election.

2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay.
2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay.

The seat was the last in the UK to announce its results leaving voters none the wiser about who their next MP was until Saturday afternoon.

2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay.
2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay.

The Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire count had descended into chaos and was abandoned until Saturday following a recount and extensive delays.

2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall.Winning candidate of Inverness, Skye and Wester Ross-shire.Angus MacDonald Scottish Liberal Democrats with granddaughter JemimaPicture: Callum Mackay.
2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall.Winning candidate of Inverness, Skye and Wester Ross-shire.Angus MacDonald Scottish Liberal Democrats with granddaughter JemimaPicture: Callum Mackay.
2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay.
2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay.
2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall.Counting agent for Drew Hendry Scott Martin.Picture: Callum Mackay.
2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall.Counting agent for Drew Hendry Scott Martin.Picture: Callum Mackay.
2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay.
2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dinwall. 2024 Election Count, Highland Football Academy, Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay.

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