Douglas Alexander loses seat to SNP’s Mhairi Black

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Labour’s general election campaign chief Douglas Alexander has lost his seat to the SNP.

Twenty year old student Mhairi Black unseated the shadow foreign secretary in Paisley and Renfrewshire South, winning 23,548 votes with a massive 27 per cent swing.

Newly-elected  member of Parliament, Mhairi Black, Britain's youngest member of parliament since 1667, greets Labour candidate Douglas Alexander. Picture: Getty

Newly-elected member of Parliament, Mhairi Black, Britain's youngest member of parliament since 1667, greets Labour candidate Douglas Alexander. Picture: Getty

Who is Mhairi Black? The new 20-year-old MP for Paisley

Mr Alexander, who had held the seat since 1997 and had a majority of more than 16,000, picked up 17,864 votes.

He described it as a “very difficult night” for Labour.

The result from the Paisley and Renfrewshire South constituency in the 2015 General Election

Elected: SNP (Mhairi Black)

SNP - 23,548 - 51 per cent

Labour - 17,864 - 39 per cent

Conservatives - 3,526 - 8 per cent

Lib Dems - 1,010 - 2 per cent

SSP - 278 - 1 per cent

2010 MP - Douglas Alexander (Labour)