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election

Alistair Carmichael returned to Northern Isles seat

Alistair Carmichael has been returned as MP for the Orkney and Shetland constituency.

The Liberal Democrat candidate received 10,381 votes out of a total of 23,240 cast.

Coming second was SNP candidate Robert Leslie 7,874 votes.

Numbers of votes for the other four candidates were as follows:

David Barnard, Independent – 168;

Coilla Drake, Labour – 1,550;

Jenny Fairbairn, Conservative – 2,287;

Robert Smith, Brexit Party – 900.

There were 80 ballot paper which were spoiled or void for uncertainty.

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