Stephen Gethins holds North East Fife for SNP by just two votes

Written by Jenni Davidson on 9 June 2017 in News

The SNP MP had the closest victory of the election over the Lib Dems

Ballot box - Image credit: Press Association

SNP MP Stephen Gethins has held onto his seat of North East Fife by just two votes.

Gethins gained 13,743 votes while second placed Janet Riches of the Liberal Democrats had 13,741.

The seat was the last in Scotland to be declared and the result followed two recounts.

At one point it was speculated that the winner could be decided by a coin toss if the third recount did not result in a clear winner.

Gethins previously had a majority of 4,344.

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