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election

McArthur wins Orkney Scottish parliament seat

Liam McArthur has claimed the Orkney seat in the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary Elections in a landslide victory.

Mr McArthur, who has served Orkney for the past 14 years as a Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP, was returned to his seat with 7,238 of 11,621 votes.

SNP candidate Robert Leslie came second in the race with a total of 3,369 votes.

Sam Bown, of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party received 699 votes.

Scottish Labour candidate, Coilla Drake, gained 290 votes.

More to follow.