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WATCH: Timelapse video of Dumfries General Election count

This time last week, on Thursday 8 June, 32 million people casted their votes in the country's snap general election, which led to unforeseeable results.

ITV Border reported live from a number of locations bringing you breaking news and reactions over night from the voting counts.

Here is a timelapse of the overnight count at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries, where Alister Jack was declared the new Conservative Party MP for Dumfries and Galloway, while David Mundell was declared the returning Conservative Party MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale and more recently, the continuing Secretary of State for Scotland:


Scottish Lib Dems praise Farron's 'inspirational' leadership

Willie Rennie Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire/PA Images

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has praised Tim Farron for his "inspirational" leadership.

Mr Farron resigned as the party's leader today.

Willie Rennie said he "still has a big role to play" in British politics.

Tim Farron has been a dynamic, energetic and inspirational leader who took the party from the dark days following the 2015 election to its highest membership ever. He increased our parliamentary representation at this election with a diverse group of talented people.

I will always be grateful for his friendship and leadership and I believe he still has a big role to play in British politics.

– Willie Rennie


Farron calls for Brexit to be put on hold

Tim Farron speaking today Credit: PA

Brexit negotiations must be put on hold and Theresa May must quit, Tim Farron has said.

The Liberal Democrat leader said talks about leaving the European Union, which are due to start in 11 days, should be delayed while the new government reviews its priorities and sets them out to the public.

Mr Farron, re-elected as Westmorland MP by the narrowest of margins last night, insisted there would be no deal to prop up a Conservative government, using Mrs May's own words against her by insisting "no deal is better than a bad deal".

"Like David Cameron before her, our Conservative Prime Minister rolled the dice with the future of our country out of sheer arrogance and vanity," he added.

Mr Farron said EU exit talks were "about to get very real" and warned the "consequences will be felt by every single person in this country".

The dire result for the Conservatives showed Mrs May's "extreme version" of Brexit had been rejected by the British people, he said.

"It is simply inconceivable that the Prime Minister can begin the Brexit negotiations in just two weeks' time.

"She should consider her future - and then, for once, she should consider the future of our country," he said.

"The negotiations should be put on hold until the Government has reassessed its priorities and set them out to the British public.

"The British people have a right to expect that our Prime Minister will explain to them what it is that she seeks to achieve."

The Lib Dem case for a referendum on the final Brexit deal "will only get stronger" as the talks continue, he claimed.

Sturgeon admits Indyref2 was factor in SNP result

Sturgoen speaking to the media last night Credit: PA

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has conceded her plans for a second vote on independence were "undoubtedly" a factor as the SNP lost 21 seats at Westminster.

In a dramatic night in politics, senior nationalists were ousted from the House of Commons - with former first minister Alex Salmond and SNP depute leader Angus Robertson among those who were defeated as the Scottish Tories had their best result in a General Election for more than three decades.

Ms Sturgeon said "Undoubtedly the issue of an independence referendum was a factor in this election result, but I think there were other factors in this election result as well.”

Meanwhile Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to resign following the General Election result.<

She said Mrs May is making a "grave mistake" in trying to form a government and Labour should be given the opportunity to form a minority administration.

Ms Dugdale also said First Minister Nicola Sturgeon should shelve plans for a second independence referendum after her party fought back to take six seats from the SNP.

Ms Dugdale said: "We're only in this situation where we've had a General

Election because the Prime Minister went to the country seeking a majority for Brexit - she has failed to get that.

"She has to resign.

"I think the Prime Minister is making a grave mistake in ploughing ahead in seeking to form a government.

"She only called this election seeking a majority. She should resign and Labour should be given the opportunity to form a minority government."

On the issue of Scottish independence, she said Ms Sturgeon should recognise Scots have shown they do not want another poll.

She said: "I think there's only one thing she can hear from the results overnight and that's that Scotland rejects her plans for a second independence referendum.

"The one thing I would ask her to do is to shelve her plans for a second independence referendum.

"That's my priority because I think that's in Scotland's interests first and foremost."

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