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Alasdair Allan has been re-elected to serve as the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Na h-Eileanan an Iar for a record fourth consecutive term.
The SNP MSP was re-elected with more than 51 per cent of the vote on a turnout of 66.4 per cent – the highest for a Scottish Parliament election in Na h-Eileanan an Iar.
Alasdair Allan said: ‘A sincere thank you to the people of the Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency for again giving me the honour of serving as your MSP.
‘It is not an honour I take for granted or take lightly. And it is a job of work. So I hope I can repay your trust in that work, whether you voted for me or not.
‘Clearly that work is going to involve making the case for life to be built back after Covid in the islands in a way that involves further investment in our transport network and more jobs in the islands. But I also look forward to raising the issue of housing, which is so critically important now to our future as a community.
‘This has been an impossibly difficult time for everyone. This election has been conducted in circumstances we could not possibly have imagined a year and a half ago. It speaks to the level of democratic engagement we have here in the islands that we have seen the highest ever turnout for a Scottish Parliament election.’