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SNP celebrate as Tories push Labour to third in Scotland polls

Nicola Sturgeon declared the SNP has "made history" by winning a third term in government at Holyrood but the party failed to reach a majority.

The Scottish Conservatives had their best ever result, securing 31 MSPs, while Labour suffered its worst result since devolution with 24 MSPs.

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Dugdale 'heartbroken' at Labour losses in Scotland

Labour's leader in Scotland has said she was "heartbroken" by overnight election results which look set to push the party into third place, behind the Tories.

'Heartbroken': Kezia Dugdale Credit: PA

Kezia Dugdale said it was clear even the Conservative candidates had not expected to perform as well as they had.

[I'm] heartbroken, without question. You can see from the reaction of the Tories that they are indeed surprised about how well they've done tonight.

There's no doubt that our defeat for the Labour Party is painful, but it is not the end of our campaign. We will continue to argue for Labour values, Labour ideas and Labour principles.

– Kezia Dugdale, Scottish Labour leader

She also ruled out stepping down, saying "burning through leaders" was "not the answer".

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