Scottish election 2021: David Torrance increases majority in Kirkcaldy victory

David Torrance stormed to an easy win in Kirkcaldy despite challenges from Labour and the Conservatives.

The incumbent SNP candidate secured 18,417 votes, up from 16,358 in 2016. It gives him an overall majority of 7,831, up from his previous of 7,395.

Labour candidate Claire Baker came second with 10,586 votes, up from 8,963 at the previous election, while Conservative councillor Kathleen Leslie secured 4,891, up slightly from the Tories' 4,568 in 2016.

Lib Dem candidate Alan Beal picked up 1,015 votes, down 204, while Scottish Libertarian candidate Calum Paul secured 263 ballots from Kirkcaldy locals.

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Turnout in Kirkcaldy was 56.9%, up 4.6 percentage points on 52.3% in 2016.

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