Election night live
5.50am: David Mundell has taken the DCT seat for the fourth time. With 24000 plus votes.
5.40am: Alister Jack is the Dumfries and Galloway winner.
4.35am: The count is still going on and the 3.30 am to 4.30 am announcement goal has passed
4.16am: Winners look set to be announced shortly
4.05 am: Dumfries MSP Oliver Mundell, supporting his father at the count, has a busy two days ahead after his late night at Easterbrook Hall. He’s attending a ceremony at which his sister Eve will be admitted as a solicitor in Edinburgh later today and going round Lockerbie Riding of the Marches on horseback this Saturday.
3.58am: A 3.30 am vote reveal is out of the question
3.45am: Candidates of all parties at Eastebrook are gathered to watch the results unfold nationally
2.30am : Tory D&G candidate Alister Jack says he is ‘quietly optimistic’
2.10am: 72.4 per cent voter turn out in DCT
2.07am: Applause for D&G’s Alister Jack as he arrives
1.42am: 69.6 per cent voter turn out in Dumfries and Galloway, equal to 51,644 votes
1.32am: Dumfries and Galloway candidate Richard Arkless in the building hoping to hold his seat
1.07 am: David Mundell, Mairi McAllan and John Ferry are in the building – we’re just waiting on Labour candidate Douglas Beattie
12.53am: Tory sources tell us they’re “feeling confident” about the Dumfriesshire seat result ahead of the imminent arrival of candidate David Mundell
12.09am: The count’s in full swing at the Easterbrook Hall with results for both seats expected at approx 4am
12.22am: We are getting exit poll reaction.
Former Labour MP Russell Brown says: “My initial thoughts were I could hardly understand it and hardly believe it. I think it will be split into two different elections, one is Scotland and one down south. The poll has been a surprise t
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