SNP hold Provan constituency as Glasgow awaits further results

Election counters in Glasgow
Election counters in Glasgow (PA Wire)
15:24pm, Sat 08 May 2021
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The SNP have won the Glasgow Provan constituency in the Scottish Parliament election.

Incumbent Ivan McKee, Scotland’s Trade Minister, held on to his seat as counting continued for a second day in Glasgow.

Mr McKee won 15,913 votes, Labour’s Martin McElroywon 8,683 and the Greens’ Kim Long won 2,366.

The people of Glasgow Provan have clearly expressed support for the continuation of this SNP Scottish Government

Results for the Glasgow Cathcart, Kelvin, and Shettleston constituencies are due to be declared at the Emirates Arena later on Saturday.

It follows another four SNP wins in Glasgow constituencies which were announced on Friday, including Nicola Sturgeon’s in Glasgow Southside.

In his victory speech, Mr McKee said: “The people of Glasgow Provan have clearly expressed support for the continuation of this SNP Scottish Government to lead us out of the pandemic and deliver the economic recovery that comes after that.

“But they’ve also expressed their willingness to have a say in Scotland’s future.”

He added: “The economic case for independence is clear and it’s strong, and it’s really important that we get the opportunity to put that case to the people of Scotland sooner rather than later so Scotland can take its place as a normal independent country.”

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