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Whiteford Secures Biggest-Ever Vote in History of Banff & Buchan

Sunday, 10 May 2015


PERCENTAGE SHARE IS BIGGEST SINCE 1931

TORY VOTE DOWN ON 2010

Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford secured the biggest-ever vote in the history of the constituency since its creation at Thursday’s election.

Eilidh Whiteford MP with Gordon MP Alex Salmond
and Stuart Donaldson, MP for West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine
The SNP candidate polled 27,487 votes, a massive 60.2% of the poll. This surpasses even Alex Salmond’s result in 1997 when he achieved what was then the record of 55.8% of the vote. In fact, you have to go back to the General Election of 1931 in the former constituency of East Aberdeenshire to find a larger percentage share of the vote for any candidate.

The full result in Banff & Buchan was:

Eilidh Whiteford SNP 27,487 60.2% (+18.9%)
Alex Johnstone Con 13,148 28.8% (-2.0%)
Sumon Hoque Lab 2,647 5.8% (-8.2%)
David Evans LD 2,347 5.1% (-6.2%)





SNP Majority
14,339 31.4%
Turnout

66.5% (+5.7%)

Commenting after her re-election, Eilidh said:

“I am humbled by the overwhelming vote of confidence that I have received from the people of Banff & Buchan.

“The results from across Scotland show very clearly that people want Westminster to listen more carefully to their priorities - ending austerity, keeping the NHS public, and delivering substantial more powers for Scotland.

“My job will be to make those voices heard, and to continue to serve the communities that have placed their trust in me.”

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