The Liberal Democrats have won the Inverness, Skye, and West Ross-shire constituency, marking the final seat in the UK to declare its results from the recent general election.

Angus MacDonald, a local businessman, secured victory with a majority of 2,160 votes over the SNP’s Drew Hendry, who had already acknowledged defeat following a recount delay.

This win boosts the Liberal Democrats’ total to 72 seats in Westminster, surpassing the Scottish Conservatives in Scottish representation.

The constituency’s boundary changes combined previous areas held by the SNP, reflecting a significant shift in political representation.

The victory holds symbolic importance for the Liberal Democrats, reclaiming a seat in an area once represented by their former leader Charles Kennedy.

Angus MacDonald emphasized plans to prioritize local infrastructure and community empowerment, aiming to address past neglect in decision-making at both Holyrood and Westminster.

Credit : BBC

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