The electorate of Cunninghame South has re-elected the SNP’s Ruth Maguire to represent them as MSP in the Scottish Parliament.

With a turn out of 58.04%, Ruth Maguire strengthened her majority vote and won the election with more than double the votes of the closest opposition candidate. 

The people of Cunninghame South have emphatically endorsed the SNP’s positive message of hope and recovery and have again put their faith in Ruth to represent them in the Scottish Parliament.

Commenting on the outcome of the election Ruth Maguire said:

“ I would like to thank the Returning Officer and all his staff for delivering a safe and secure election in North Ayrshire. I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of all the candidates and their activists campaigning safely in these difficult circumstances.

“Thank you to everyone who voted and made their voice heard.

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank my election agent Robin Sturgeon and Convener John Ferguson and all our members and activists for all your efforts during the campaign.

“Citizens in North Ayrshire and across Scotland have endorsed the SNP’s record and vision for recovery.

“Crucially this is also an endorsement of Scotland’s right to choose our own future. A right which no democrat, regardless of their position on the constitution, should stand in the way of.

“It is a privilege to serve our community in the Scottish Parliament. I will serve the whole community no matter how you voted. I am your MSP and I will do my very best for you.

“It’s been a tough year, there are more challenges to come but I know despite that there are brighter days ahead.”

Ruth will attend Holyrood on Thursday 13 May and will be sworn in by taking the oath.