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Last Scottish seat to announce election result after delayed recount

Last Scottish seat to announce election result after delayed recount

Last Scottish seat to announce election result after delayed recount

After a brutal election night for the SNP, there is still one seat up for grabs in Scotland.

No final result was announced in the UK general election on Friday after multiple recounts failed to verify votes in a Highland seat.

Following an initial recount, there was a difference between verified and counted votes in Inverness, Skye and Rossshire.

They did a second count and it still didn’t match. In fact, the difference was greater.

The seat is expected to be a close fight between the SNP and the Lib Dems.

A new count is scheduled to begin next Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Scotland’s leader and First Minister John Swinney said the party has “failed to convince” the people of Scotland on independence and faces a period of “introspection”.

The party said a majority of seats would be a mandate for negotiations on holding another referendum.

“I have to accept that we have not succeeded in convincing people of the urgency of independence in this election campaign,” he said.

“We must therefore take time to consider and reflect on how we fulfil our commitment to independence, which remains absolute.

“As someone who has dedicated my entire adult life to achieving Scottish independence – not for any abstract reason, but because I believe it will transform the lives of our people for the better – we need to get that approach right in the period ahead.

“I accept that we must engage with the people of Scotland, listen to them and learn from them about how to take forward our case for independence.”

Former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Scottish independence was “not really a central issue” in the SNP’s campaign, despite being at the forefront of page one of the manifesto.

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