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The Western Isles Conservatives are hailing their best local electoral results for almost half a century.


Their candidate Dan McCroskrie polled 2,441 votes.


In 1970, R M Macleod - better known locally as Roddy M - gained 2,812 votes or 18.5% of the vote.


The Tories clinched 16% of all the votes cast from the Butt to Barra last week.


The local association hailed the result as a sign of a “Conservative revival in the islands.”


They said it built on successes from recent elections over the past couple years.


A spokesman thanked “everyone who voted for Dan in the recent election.”


The local party pledged to “work hard to further the Conservative cause in the Western Isles.”


Mr McCroskrie said: “'This was a phenomenal result for the Consevatives in the Western Isles.


“We secured our best vote in nearly 50 years and that was down to a superb group of members, supporters and activists who worked incredibly hard to get this result.


“I would like to thank everyone who contributed to my campaign from every corner of the Outer Hebrides and we look forward to the next challenge ahead of the 2021 Scottish elections.”

“Conservative revival” in Western Isles as Tories mark best result for 50 years

12 June 2017