Whiteford secures biggest-ever vote

Dr Eilidh Whiteford
Dr Eilidh Whiteford

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

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.

Commenting after her re-election, Eilidh said: “My job will be to make those voices heard, and to continue to serve the communities that have placed their trust in me.”