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ELECTION: EXIT poll points to Tory win in Aberdeenshire North and Moray East as Labour set for UK landslide

By Alan Beresford

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The count has started for the Aberdeenshire North and Moray East constituency.
The count has started for the Aberdeenshire North and Moray East constituency.

WITH the polls now closed across the Aberdeenshire North and Moray East constituency, a nervous wait is now in store over the next few hours for the five candidates seeking to be MP.

Newly released EXIT polls give the Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross a 99 per cent chance of taking the new seat with SNP challenger Seamus Logan given just]t one per cent.

Nationally, it looks like the predicted landslide is on for Labour, with the poll giving them 410 seats with the Tories crashing to just 131 seats - their lowest total since World War II. The Liberal Democrats would regain their place as the third biggest party with 61 seats while Nigel Farage’s Reform UK would gain 13 seats, if the poll is correct.

It could be a grim night for John Swinney’s SNP with a tally of 10 seats - tumbling from 48 in 2019.

Plaid Cymru are predicted to finish the night with four seats and the Greens doubling their representation to two.

It should be noted, however, polls can be very unpredictable. In 2019, when Mr Ross contested the former Moray seat polls gave him just a one per cent chance of retaining the seat - he went on to win with 22,112 votes..

The result for the constituency is expected to be declared at around 4.45am.

The five candidates contesting the seat are: Ian Bailey (Scottish Liberal Democrats); Andy Brown (Scottish Labour Party - if elected will sit as an independent); Jo Hart (Reform UK), Seamus Logan (SNP); Douglas Ross (Scottish Conservatives).

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