The Western Isles have decided the SNP candidate, Alasdair Allan will represent them in the next term of the Scottish Parliament.
Dr Allan polled 8,496 against the Labour candidate Donald Crichton with 3,724; the Liberal Democrat candidate Peter Morrison on 228 and the Conservative candidate Charlie McGrigor with 563.
The SNP have done very well across the country and have now secured enough seats to have a majority
The result for the Regional vote was similar with a turnout of 59.76 per cent and 59 rejected votes.
The SNP secured 7,366 votes, with Labour second with 3,049. The Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship” came in third with 842 votes followed by the Conservatives with 616 and the Liberal Democrats with 214.
The day is an extra special celebration for Alasdair Allan as it is his 40th birthday. The local party held a birthday/ victory celebration for him this afternoon.
The result of the referendum on the Alternative Voting system in the Western Isles was as follows: Yes 4,117 (32 per cent share of the votes) - No 8,735 (68 per cent of the votes)
There were 105 rejected votes.