Mhairi Black, Gavin Newlands in for SNP, Douglas Alexander and Jim Sheridan, Labour out Mhairi Black, Gavin Newlands in for SNP, Douglas Alexander and Jim Sheridan, Labour out
Mhairi Black of the SNP wins Paisley and Renfrewshire South against Douglas Alexander. Gavin Newlands also wins taking Paisley & Renfrewshire North from Jim... Mhairi Black, Gavin Newlands in for SNP, Douglas Alexander and Jim Sheridan, Labour out

Mhairi Black of the SNP wins Paisley and Renfrewshire South against Douglas Alexander.

Gavin Newlands also wins taking Paisley & Renfrewshire North from Jim Sheridan

Black, who’s only 20-year-old is believed to be the youngest MP since 1667.

She has overturned former shadow foreign secretary Mr Alexander’s majority of 16,600 to win by 5,684 votes – a massive swing of 27% from Labour to the SNP.

The humiliating defeat ends the political career of one of Labour’s most senior figures and sums up a terrible night for the party in Scotland.

UK Parliamentary General Election – May 2015 – FULL RENFREWSHIRE RESULTS

Paisley and Renfrewshire North

Electorate 66,206
Total votes cast 50,522
Percentage of poll 76.3%
Candidate Description Votes
John Anderson Scottish Conservative and Unionist 6,183
Andy Doyle Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol 202
Jim Halfpenny Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 193
Ryan Morrison Scottish Green Party 703
Gavin Newlands Scottish National Party 25,601
Jim Sheridan Scottish Labour Party 16,525
James Speirs Scottish Liberal Democrats 1,055
The number of rejected ballot papers was 60
Total 50,522

 

Want of official mark 0
Voting for more than one candidate 12
Writing or mark by which voter could be identified 0
Unmarked or void for uncertainty 48
Total 60

 

Paisley and Renfrewshire South

 

Electorate 61,281
Total votes cast 46,295
Percentage of poll 75.5%
Candidate Description Votes
Douglas Alexander Scottish Labour Party 17,864
Mhairi Black Scottish National Party 23,548
Fraser Galloway Scottish Conservative and Unionist 3,526
Eileen McCartin Scottish Liberal Democrats 1,010
Sandra Webster Scottish Socialist Party 278
The number of rejected ballot papers was 69
Total 46,295

 

Want of official mark 0
Voting for more than one candidate 9
Writing or mark by which voter could be identified 1
Unmarked or void for uncertainty 59
Total 69