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General Election 2024: SNP win in Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey


By Alistair Whitfield

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SNP candidate Graham Leadbitter has been declared the winner in Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey.

SNP candidate Graham Leadbitter arriving at Elgin Town Hall for the count. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
SNP candidate Graham Leadbitter arriving at Elgin Town Hall for the count. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

The result of the tight run race was announced at 5.20am

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.

Votes were as follows:

Neil Alexander (Lib Dems) -3785

James Hynam (Labour) - 8259

Graham Leadbitter (SNP) - 14,961

Euan Morrice (Scottish Family) - 423

Kathleen Robertson (Conservative) - 13,960

Steve Skerrett (Reform) - 3490

Draeyk Van Der Horn (Greens) - 1676

Mr Leadbitter lives in Elgin and is a former leader of Moray Council.

He has been a long-standing representative for the Elgin South ward on the local authority.

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.

The turnout was 60.49%, with 46,721 people voting out of an electorate of 77,243.

Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey stretches about 75 miles from north to south.

Amongst the settlements included within its boundaries are Aviemore, Elgin, Forres, Grantown, Lossiemouth and Nairn.

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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