General Election: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk – early indications

The count here at Kelso is well under way.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 3:06 am
Count well under way in Kelso. Photo: Rob Gray

There were 53,316 votes cast from a total electorate of 74,518, equating to a turnout of 71.5%.

That’s the exact same percentage as in 2017, when Conservative John Lamont won with an 11,060 majority.

Early indications are that it’s a much closer race this time round.

The SNP’s Calum Kerr does appear to have eaten into that majority a good deal, but the Tories are looking the happier camp.

Across the rest of Scotland, it’s a different story, with the SNP predicted to win 55 seats.

However, the exit polls suggest it will be a landslide victory for the Tories across the rest of the UK.