THIS is the moment Angus Robertson lost his seat in Westminster as the Scottish Conservatives make a historic gain in Scotland. The SNP’s leader in Westminster was a constant thorn in the side of Theresa May with his anti-Brexit rhetoric but will not be returning to the Commons for the next parliament.Douglas Ross, of the Scottish Tories, secured 22,637 votes with a 14 per cent swing to defeat his SNP rival.
Mr Robertson became the second nationalist to lose their seat to Theresa May only managing to capture 18,478 votes.According to the exit poll, Nicola Sturgeon is set to lose 22 seats as the public offers a huge backlash at her constant badgering for a second independence referendum.Her party are expected to only return to Westminster with 34 seats, down from the extraordinary tally of 56 in 2015. If exit polls are to be believed, Britain is on the brink of a political crisis after the prediction showed Westminster was heading for a hung parliament.
The shock survey released shorting after the polling stations shut their doors at 10pm indicated Theresa May’s House of Commons majority has been wiped out.The Conservatives are 12 seats short of the 326 they need for an absolute majority in the Commons.The poll puts her party on 314 seats, with Labour on 266, the SNP on 34, Liberal Democrats on 14, Plaid Cymru on three and Greens on one.If the poll is correct, Mrs May is expected to seek a minority government seeking support from opposition MPs on a measure-by-measure basis. However, the expected outcome would be seen as a devastating rebuff for the Prime Minister that will plunge Britain’s European departure into doubt. Tory MPs are likely to be furious with Mrs May’s gamble in calling a snap election, which has seemingly backfired.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is expected to claim the outcome as a stunning vindication of the party’s lurch to the hard-left under his tenure.He has also previously claimed he would seek to form a minority government if the Conservatives failed to secure a Commons majority.