Counting under way in Rutherglen and Hamilton West by-election
Polls have closed in the crucial Rutherglen and Hamilton West by-election, with a result expected in the early hours of Friday.
The seat was vacated when former SNP MP Margaret Ferrier was ousted in a recall petition.
Ms Ferrier was kicked out of the party for breaching Covid regulations by travelling between London and Glasgow after testing positive for the virus.
Speculation about her position followed by the recall petition and subsequent ballot have led to months of campaigning in the seat.
SNP candidate Katy Loudon is up against Labour’s Michael Shanks and Tory hopeful Thomas Kerr in the by-election.
Cameron Eadie and Gloria Adebo are running for the Greens and Scottish Liberal Democrats, respectively.
The count is being conducted at the headquarters of South Lanarkshire Council in Hamilton.
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