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Jess takes 2017 scholarship

A teenager who excelled in leadership, commitment and fundraising is this year’s recipient of a prestigious scholarship.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Michelle Thomson was reported to COPFS in 2016 following a police probe into alleged mortage fraud. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Michelle Thomson won’t face prosecution as fraud probe dropped

Criminal proceedings against former MP Michelle Thomson will not go ahead due to ‘an absence of sufficient credible and reliable evidence’.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth to anchor off Kirkcaldy tonight

Kirkcaldy folk are set to get a front row view of the Royal Navy’s largest ever ship.

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MP Mafrtyn Day and his election team at the count. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Politicians look forward after momentous General Election

The SNP held on to Linlithgow & East Falkirk – but with much reduced majority, while the Liberal Democrats snatched Edinburgh West from the Nationalists.

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MP demands an end to plans for ‘extreme Brexit’

MP demands an end to plans for ‘extreme Brexit’

Thursday’s General Election was “a comprehensive rejection of the Tory plans for an extreme Brexit” - and Scotland must be in EU negotiations.

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John McNally retains the Falkirk constituency seat for the SNP

General Election: SNP duo heading back to Westminster

The SNP held on to both seats in Falkirk and Linlithgow & East Falkirk – but with much reduced majorities.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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Martyn Day and Hannah Bardell celebrate their wins in West Lothian. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

General Election: Linlithgow & East Falkirk and Livingston result

The SNP took both seats on a thrilling night in West Lothian, but their majorities from 2015 took a massive dent.

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Picture: Lisa Ferguson

General Election: Count underway in Livingston

Labour have massive majorities from 2015 to overcome if they are to take any of the Linlithgow & East Falkirk or Livingston seats in West Lothian tonight.

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Remember your poll card for General Election

Remember your poll card for General Election

With the General Election just a day away, the public is being asked to take poll cards along with them to the polling station if possible, to help staff identify them quickly when they go to vote.

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Labour hold power in West Lothian

Labour hold power in West Lothian

Labour confirmed they will hold a minority administration in West Lothian Council – 
despite having fewer councillors than the SNP.

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Who will get your vote in 2017 election?

Who will get your vote in 2017 election?

Candidates are making a final push for votes as the country prepares to go to the polls in next week’s General Election.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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Labour in power at West Lothian Council

Labour in power at West Lothian Council

Labour are to run West Lothian Council as a minority administration despite having fewer councillors than the SNP.

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SNP lose first vote at Falkirk Council

SNP lose first vote at Falkirk Council

Labour and Tory members of Falkirk Council closed ranks to ensure the minority SNP administration lost its first key vote.

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Councillor Ritchie, left, celebrates her election success with fellow Ward 1 winners David Aitchison and Lynn Munro

Ritchie named as the district’s Depute Provost

Ann Ritchie, the SNP councillor for Bo’ness and Blackness has been appointed Depute Provost of Falkirk Council.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Wait goes on to discover who will run West Lothian Council

Wait goes on to discover who will run West Lothian Council

Residents still do not know who will head West Lothian Council after the meeting to form the administration was adjourned again.

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SNP stance could hand power to Labour and Tories in West Lothian

SNP stance could hand power to Labour and Tories in West Lothian

West Lothian has to wait until next week to find out who is taking control of the council after a meeting to decide who will form a coalition of power was adjourned yesterday (Thursday).

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