Scottish Election 2021: Big rise in turnout of Falkirk West voters

Falkirk West constituency has just announced a turnout of 62.23 per cent in the Scottish Parliament elections.

By Kirsty Paterson, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Saturday, 8th May 2021, 12:47 pm

That's an increase from the 53.8 per cent who voted in the 2016 elections.

The rise is very similar to the 62.89 per rise announced yesterday by Returning Officer Kenneth Lawrie, at the Falkirk East count.

Counting is now well underway for the second day in Grangemouth Sports Complex.

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Kenneth Lawrie, constituency returning officer announcing a 62.23% turn out for Falkirk West (Pic: Michael Gillen)

This time, it's for the Falkirk West constituency, where the SNP's Michael Matheson, is defending a majority of more than 11.000.

Yesterday saw the SNP hold on to Falkirk East as former MP MIchelle Thomson won the seat, with a majority of 7585.

The Falkirk West constituency vote is expected mid-afternoon.

It will be followed by the Falkirk West votes in the regional list ballot.

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