Ian Blackford unanimously re-elected as SNP leader at Westminster

Ian Blackford has been unanimously re-elected as the leader of the SNP group at Westminster, the party has announced.

At an annual general meeting in parliament, the 47-strong SNP group backed Mr Blackford and also re-elected his deputy, the Aberdeen North MP Kirsty Blackman.

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“The Tories were resoundingly rejected in Scotland. They stood on a solitary pledge to block an independence referendum - and they lost more than half their seats.

Ian Blackford celebrates with the SNP group of MPs at Westminster

“The Tories might rage against democracy but their position is completely unsustainable - they must respect Scotland’s democratic right to choose our own future.”