Watch John Nicolson defeat Jo Swinson in the battle for East Dunbartonshire

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The SNP’s John Nicolson became the new MP for East Dunbartonshire early this morning - one of 56 nationalist MPs elected to Westminster.

Herald reporters were at the count to keep you updated on all the latest news as it happened.

East Dunbartonshire election count

East Dunbartonshire election count

Check out this video showing the moment the result was announced, along with interviews with the two main protagonists.