THE people of West Dunbartonshire have re-elected Martin Docherty-Hughes as their MP in the General Election.

The SNP candidate received 22,396 votes out of a total 45,244 votes cast - a massive 9,553 vote majority over Labour.

Jean Anne Mitchell, Scottish Labour Party candidate received 12,848 votes, Alix Mathieson, Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate received received 6,436, Jenni Lang, Scottish Liberal Democrats received 1,890, Peter Connolly (Scottish Green Party) earned 867 and independent candidate Andrew Muir received 708.

Joyce White, returning officer, announced that 45,244 votes were cast in the constituency - a turn out of 68.02 per cent, and up from 65.1 per cent in 2017.

A total of 104 ballots were rejected.

Peter Connolly, Green candidate, told the Reporter: "This was the first time the Greens have ever stood a candidate here and I'm delighted to have been able to play my part in putting the climate emergency on the agenda in West Dunbartonshire.

"I'd like to thank everybody who supported me, and Greens will continue to work and campaign in the area, making sure Martin Docherty-Hughes serves the people and supports climate action.

"It's extremely worrying to see Boris Johnson re-elected with a majority of seats. A Johnson government will be a danger to the climate and a Tory Brexit will put our economy and NHS at risk. We must continue the fight."