JACKIE BAILLIE has won a sixth consecutive term as Helensburgh and Lomond's MSP.

Scottish Labour’s deputy held off a stiff challenge from SNP candidate Toni Giugliano to win a tightly-fought contest for the Dumbarton seat.

The result was announced by returning officer Joyce White at the counting hall in Clydebank Leisure Centre at 8.35pm on Friday.

Ms Baillie won 17,825 votes, increaseing her majority from 109 votes to 1,485.

Mr Giugliano got 16,342 votes for the SNP, while Maurice Corry was third for the Conservatives with 3,205.

Andy Foxall polled 676 votes for the Liberal Democrats, while James Morrison was the leading independent with 183.

Jonathan Rainey of the Scottish Libertarian Party polled 134 votes, with the second independent, Andrew Muir, trailing in last place with 94.

Ms Baillie said:  "I would like to thank the team who have worked so hard, but can I also above all thank the Dumbarton constituency for the faith and trust you have placed in me.

"We had a great election and great conversations on the doors with people and the Scottish Labour Party in this constituency was listening to you, and listening carefully.

"You want a recovery not a referendum. I can do that. We can do that. Thanks very much."​

Mr Giugliano declined to comment to the local media as he left the centre.