2019 Shetland by-election
The 2019 Shetland by-election was held on 29 August 2019 to elect a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the constituency of Shetland. It was held following the resignation of Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott upon taking a new role at Scottish Rugby. The Liberal Democrats held the seat, with Beatrice Wishart being elected for the party.
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The Liberal Democrats' Beatrice Wishart was deputy convener of the Shetland Islands Council. The Scottish National Party fielded Shetland-born Tom Wills, an engineer with an offshore renewables company. Two Shetland Islands Council members, Ian Scott and Ryan Thomson, ran as independent candidates. A former Shetland Islands Council member, Michael Stout, also ran as an independent candidate.
|Liberal Democrats||Beatrice Wishart||5,659||47.86||−19.52|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||−14.40|
|Liberal Democrats||Tavish Scott||7,440||67.4||+19.9|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing|
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