Mhairi Black, a 20-year-old undergraduate politics student, who is representing the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP), won more votes in Paisley and Renfrewshire South, an electorate outside Glasgow, from Douglas Alexander, who is Labour’s election chief and a former Cabinet minister. In her victory speech Black said, “I pledge to use this voice not just to improve Scotland, but to pursue progressive politics for the benefit of people across the UK.”

The SNP wish for Scotland to secede from the U.K., which is what some experts believe, is the reason Black won so greatly, as the feeling of nationalism has been widespread in Scotland.

The Conservative Party with leader and British Prime Minister, David Cameron took the majority of seats and took about 37% of the vote. The Labour Party only took about 30%.

The outcome of the British election was historical, with the youngest lawmaker since 1667 changing the discussion around Scottish independence, leadership, and global politics.


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