Maureen Watt wins in Aberdeen South and North Kincardine

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The results are in for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine and Maureen Watt (SNP) has been elected to the Scottish Parliament.

The turnout was 54.38% with 32,471 votes, up from 52.9% in 2011. The result was a holdfor the SNP.

Earlier in the night, the SNP candidates entered the count to a huge applause.

The votes were as followed:

Alison Evison 5603

Ross Thomson 10,849

John Waddell 2284

Maureen Watt 13,604

Maureen Watt said: “I will work hard for the constituents of Aberdeen South and North Kincardine. It looks like Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP are heading for an unprecedented third term. We will all work together to make Scotland a more equal and fairer society.Volunteers from different political parties found themselves huddled around a small tv screen at Robert Gordon University watching results come in from across the country.

Talking to the Mearns Leader after the vote Maureen Watt said: “Winning a constituency back in 2011 was fantastic but once you win one you always want to come back and win another one.

“I’ve worked really hard for the constituency getting more train stops for Portlethen and funds for Jubilee Hall renovation and these things have greatly benefited the community and I think the result reflects that today.”

The Scottish Conservatives who finished fourth in the seat in 2011 finished second adding 6000 votes.

In the regional list for the North East the turnout in Aberdeen South and North Kincardine was 54.03% with 32,424 votes cast.