SNP Records Best Ever Euro Election Result

27 May 2019, 12:16 | Updated: 27 May 2019, 12:17

Alyn Smith

The SNP has been confirmed as winning half of Scotland's seats in the European election.

The final results for Scotland were confirmed after the votes from the Western Isles - the final council area to declare - were revealed.

The SNP has won three of the six Scottish MEP seats.

Scottish Labour lost both of its representatives in the European Parliament.

The Brexit Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives are each sending one MEP to Brussels.

Scotland's six MEPs will be Alyn Smith, Christian Allard and Aileen McLeod for the SNP; Louis Stedman-Bryce of the Brexit Party; Sheila Ritchie for the Lib Dems and the Conservatives' Baroness Nosheena Mobarik.

Speaking during a visit to Dublin on Monday, First Minister and SNP leader Ms Sturgeon said: "It's an absolutely fantastic result from my party's perspective.

"So as well as being a very clear anti-Brexit vote, I think it's an endorsement of our party's record in government."