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Angela Crawley retains Lanark and Hamilton East seat by 266 votes

Ms Crawley was first elected to represent the constituency in 2015

The SNP’s Angela Crawley has been re-elected as the MP for Lanark and Hamilton East but faced tough opposition from Poppy Corbett, pipping the Conservative candidate by just 266 votes.

The 30-year-old received 16,444 votes with Ms Corbett on 16,178 and Labour’s Andrew Hilland on 16,084.

Liberal Democrat candidate Colin Robb earned 1,214 votes and UKIP’s Donald Mackay received 550 votes.

Commenting on the result, Ms Crawley said: “I am delighted to have been returned as the Member of Parliament for Lanark and Hamilton East.

“I have worked hard over the last few years to retain the trust of my constituents and I’m delighted to have the honour of continuing to serve my home constituency.

“It is also worth remembering that the Tories called this unnecessary election to bring stability to the country – instead they have left us in a position of weakness as we enter the most complex negotiations in my lifetime.

“Make no mistake, this is a Government on shaky ground with a weak mandate. They must take on board the election result and stop their unnecessary push for a hard Brexit and halt their damaging obsession with austerity.

“I will continue to work hard on my constituent’s behalf and promise to stand up for them at every opportunity.”