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ELECTION 2021: Scottish Conservatives hold Aberdeenshire West

By Kyle Ritchie

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Alexander Burnett of the Scottish Conservatives has been re-elected as the MSP for Aberdeenshire West.

The SNP had targeted the constituency with Fergus Mutch representing the party as its candidate.

However, Mr Burnett managed to hold the seat and the results were not as close as predicted.

He received 19,709 votes, which was 47.05 per cent of the vote share.

Alexander Burnett was re-elected as the MSP for Aberdeenshire West.
Alexander Burnett was re-elected as the MSP for Aberdeenshire West.

Mr Mutch was in second place with 16,319 votes (38.96 per cent)

Rosemary Bruce of the Scottish Liberal Democrats received 3363 votes (8.03 per cent), while Scottish Labour's Andrew Brown received 2382 votes.

Declaration of constituency turnout for Aberdeenshire West:

Electorate - 60,081

Total votes cast - 41,889

Turnout - 69.72 per cent

Declaration of regional votes cast:

Electorate - 60,081

Total votes cast - 41,893

Turnout - 69.73 per cent

The regional results for the constituency were:

Abolish the Scottish Parliament - 140 (0.33 per cent)

Alba Party - 668 (1.59 per cent)

All for Unity - 214 (0.51 per cent)

Freedom Alliance – Integrity, Society, Economy - 108 (0.26 per cent)

Independent Green Voice - 212 (0.51 per cent)

Reform UK - 119 (0.28 per cent)

Renew - 10 (0.02 per cent)

Restore Scotland - 54 (0.13 per cent)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party - 17,700 (42.25 per cent)

Scottish Family Party - 205 (0.49 per cent)

Scottish Green Party - 2569 (6.13 per cent)

Scottish Labour Party - 2856 (6.82 per cent)

Scottish Liberal Democrats - 3375 (8.06 per cent)

Scottish Libertarian Party - 101 (0.24 per cent)

Scottish National Party (SNP) - 13,379 (31.94 per cent)

UK Independence Party (UKIP) - 57 (0.14 per cent)

Geoffrey Alexander Farquharson (Independent) - 16 (0.04 per cent)

Laura Marshall (Independent) - 31 (0.07 per cent)

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