SNP Candidates Stewart Hosie and Jim Barrie today thanked the 26,066 voters in the Dundee East and Dundee West constituencies who voted SNP. The SNP gained 34.4% of the vote over the two constituencies and Stewart Hosie was re-elected with a majority increased five-fold.
Stewart Hosie said: “We want to thank all those who voted for us on Thursday and helped us to increase our vote across both constituencies.
“I am delighted to have been re-elected as MP for Dundee East, and I pledge to work hard for my constituents and for the city during the next term of Parliament to fulfil their trust in me.”
Jim Barrie said: “I thank all those electors who supported us. We put up a strong challenge to Labour in Dundee West. Clearly we lost out because the election was dominated to a great degree by the TV debates – from which we were excluded.
“It was therefore difficult for us to get our message heard. Labour managed to scare the voters that if they did not vote Labour they would get a Tory Government.
“Of course, it now looks like they will get a Tory Government anyway although the negotiations over the next few days will be interesting.
“What is certain is that Labour massively lost out in England while they scooped up anti-Tory votes in Scotland.
“Although we are disappointed we did not win in Dundee West, this is our best performance in a UK General Election since the 1970s.”