SNP holds constituency of Provan as Glasgow awaits more results


The Scottish National Party (SNP) has won the Glasgow Provan constituency in the Scottish Parliament elections.

The incumbent Ivan McKee, Scotland’s trade minister, retained his seat while the count in Glasgow lasted a second day.

Mr McKee received 15,913 votes, Labour’s Martin McElroy won 8,683 and the Green Party’s Kim Long won 2,366.


People in Glasgow Provan clearly supported the continuation of this Scottish SNP government

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

It follows four other SNP victories in Glasgow constituencies announced on Friday, including Nicola Sturgeon’s in Glasgow Southside.



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

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

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



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