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PICTURES: All the action from the Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey count


By Federica Stefani

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SNP Graham Leadbitter wins.Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
SNP Graham Leadbitter wins.Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

It was a close race between the Conservative candidate Kathleen Robertson and the SNP representative Graham Leadbitter, with the latter winning by just over 1000 votes.

Labour’s candidate James Hynam came third with 8259 votes, followed by the Lib Dems’ Neil Alexander (3785), Steve Skerret from Reform UK (3490), Draeyk Van Der Horn for the Greens (1676) and Euan Morrice from Scottish Family (423).

SNP Graham Leadbitter wins.Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
SNP Graham Leadbitter wins.Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate Kathleen Robertson (centre).Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate Kathleen Robertson (centre).Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Labour candidate James Hynam (top right).Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Labour candidate James Hynam (top right).Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

The results were revealed just after 5am in what was an emotional night.

Votes are split into each candidate.Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Votes are split into each candidate.Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Too close to call? Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Too close to call? Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
A Conservative watches on as Douglas Ross appears on the BBC's coverage. Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
A Conservative watches on as Douglas Ross appears on the BBC's coverage. Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

Mr Leadbitter said he was delighted with the result and that it was a pleasure for him to represent the new constituency in Westminster.

Green candidate Draeyk Van Der Horn.Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Green candidate Draeyk Van Der Horn.Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate Neil Alexander (left).Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate Neil Alexander (left).Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
SNP Graham Leadbitter wins.Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
SNP Graham Leadbitter wins.Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey Election Count at Elgin Town Hall. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.


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