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Politicians look forward after momentous General Election

The SNP held on to Linlithgow & East Falkirk – but with much reduced majority, while the Liberal Democrats snatched Edinburgh West from the Nationalists.

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Politicians reflect on election result

Politicians reflect on election result

The SNP held on to both seats in Falkirk and Linlithgow & East Falkirk – but with much reduced majorities.

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MP demands an end to plans for ‘extreme Brexit’

MP demands an end to plans for ‘extreme Brexit’

Thursday’s General Election was “a comprehensive rejection of the Tory plans for an extreme Brexit” - and Scotland must be in EU negotiations.

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John McNally retains the Falkirk constituency seat for the SNP

General Election: SNP duo heading back to Westminster

The SNP held on to both seats in Falkirk and Linlithgow & East Falkirk – but with much reduced majorities.

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Bride Lauren Johnstone votes for John McNally (SNP) at Shieldhill Welfare Hall before ceremony at Three Kings on June 8, 2017

Get me to the polling booth on time says bride

Bride Lauren Johnstone left one man waiting while she voted for another.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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Martyn Day and Hannah Bardell celebrate their wins in West Lothian. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

General Election: Linlithgow & East Falkirk and Livingston result

The SNP took both seats on a thrilling night in West Lothian, but their majorities from 2015 took a massive dent.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

General Election: SNP hold Falkirk seat

The SNP’s John McNally is heading back to Westminster to represent Falkirk - albeit with reduced majority.

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General Election: Bride pops in to vote before wedding

General Election: Bride pops in to vote before wedding

Bride Lauren Johnstone left one man waiting while she voted for another.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Armed police patrol count centre

Armed police are on duty inside the count centre for the Falkirk constituency as Britain remains on terror alert.

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Picture: Lisa Ferguson

General Election: Count underway in Livingston

Labour have massive majorities from 2015 to overcome if they are to take any of the Linlithgow & East Falkirk or Livingston seats in West Lothian tonight.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

General Election: Counting underway in Falkirk

The polls have closed and the count is underway for the Falkirk constituency in the 2017 General Election.

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Remember your poll card for General Election

Remember your poll card for General Election

With the General Election just a day away, the public is being asked to take poll cards along with them to the polling station if possible, to help staff identify them quickly when they go to vote.

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General election 2017 candidates for Falkirk constituency (from clockwise):  John McNally, Debra Pickering, Craig Martin, Callum Laidlaw and Austin Reid, centre

Who will get your vote in the 2017 General Election?

Candidates in Falkirk and Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituencies put their cases for why they should be elected.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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Unemployment falls across Scotland

Unemployment falls across Scotland

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson welcomed news of a sharp fall in unemployment in Scotland over the past year.

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SNP lose first vote at Falkirk Council

SNP lose first vote at Falkirk Council

Labour and Tory members of Falkirk Council closed ranks to ensure the minority SNP administration lost its first key vote.

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The new look Falkirk Council 2017

New leader, Provost and Depute Provost elected as Labour Group abstains

The SNP took official charge of Falkirk Council on Wednesday thanks to the 12 seats it won at last month’s local government election making it the largest party.

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New Provost of Falkirk Tom Coleman

Veteran SNP Councillor Coleman becomes Falkirk Provost

Falkirk Council has replaced the town’s longstanding Provost Pat Reid with veteran SNP Councillor Tom Coleman.

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Lorna Binnie at the Scottish Pensioners Conference

Falkirk WASPI calls on candidates to back pension fight

Members of the Falkirk Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) are calling on local General Election candidates to support their cause and campaign on behalf of women who have lost out on expected pension payments.

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