Surprise in Angus as Mike Weir ousted by Conservative Kirstene

Kirstene Hair celebrates victory at the Saltire Centre

The brand new Conservative MP for Angus said she would be “a public servant, not a party servant” after achieving a surprise victory in the Tayside seat.

Kirstene Hair took the seat with 18,148 votes in a shock turn of events, removing the SNP from the seat for the first time since it was formed in 1997.

Incumbent MP Mike Weir, who has served for 16 years, lost out with 15,503 votes.

Ms Hair, 27, said: “I will be a strong voice for everyone that has voted for me and for everybody that didn’t align with me I will be a public servant, not a party servant.

“The hard work starts now but with the greatest honour and integrity I will represent the people of Angus in Westminster. It will be the greatest honour of my life and I can’t wait to get started.”