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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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Nicola Sturgeon retains Glasgow Southside

Nicola Sturgeon has been the MSP for Glasgow Southside since 2007 Credit: PA

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon regained her seat as MSP for Glasgow Southside on Friday morning.

The Scottish National Party politician polled a huge majority in the seat she has held since 2007.

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