Scotland has voted NO in the independence referendum.
A high turn out of approximately 84% pushed the 'No' campaign to what was a relatively comfortable victory, as they secured approximately 55% of the vote.
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9:27am Conservative MP for Somerset, Liam Fox, gave us his reaction to the referendum results. He said he was relieved at the outcome and thought that lessons could be learnt from the high turn out looking towards the 2015 general election.
8:55am London MPs have been reacting to the results on Twitter this morning. MP for Hackney, Dianne Abbott, wants to see further devolution across the United Kingdom, with cities such as London taking more control over decisions.
She also believes the fact that 16 year olds were allowed to partake in the indepedence referendum means the same must be carried over for the next general election, something which Thursday's Power Lunch guest, Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting, agreed with.
As many people in London disaffected with Westminster elite as elsewhere. Devolution in Scotland must be reflected in the cities. #indyref— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) September 19, 2014
I hope to see #votesat16 on the agenda for next May's general election. Lots of talk about energy and engagement of voters - lowering helped— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) September 19, 2014
Rupert Myers breaks down David Cameron’s post-results speech and explains the potential for England now receiving similar devolved powers to those that have been promised to Scotland.
Evening Standard Business Reporter, Toby Green, discusses the economic consequences of the ‘No’ vote emerging victorious in the Scottish independence referendum.
Nigel Farage has been speaking to our reporter at Westminster this morning - he described David Cameron's handling of the independence referendum as "pathetic".
Digital Editor of The Indepedent, Christian Broughton, believes political jousting has already begun between David Cameron and Alex Salmond in the immediate aftermath of the referendum.
7:10am: British prime minister David Cameron is addressing the media at Downing Street.
He said: "The people of Scotland have spoken and it is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together and like millions of other people I am delighted."
Political commentator Rupert Myers gives his reaction to the results on #WakeUpLondon.
6:44am: Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who joined David Cameron and Ed Miliband in their last minute trip to Scotland earlier this week to push the 'No' campaign, has also tweeted out his thoughts following the results.
A vote against independence was not a vote against change and we must deliver on time and in full the package of new powers to Scotland.— Nick Clegg (@nick_clegg) September 19, 2014
In a dangerous and uncertain world I have no doubt we are stronger, safer, and more prosperous together than we ever could be apart #indyref— Nick Clegg (@nick_clegg) September 19, 2014
I'm absolutely delighted the Scottish people have taken this momentous decision to safeguard our family of nations for future generations.— Nick Clegg (@nick_clegg) September 19, 2014
6:35am: Scottish first minister, Alex Salmond, has been speaking in Edinburgh. He accepted defeat and called upon the people of Scotland to accept the outcome. Salmond said he "accepted the verdict of the people and called on Scotland to accept the democratic verdict of the people of Scotland".
"I call on all of Scotland to follow suit in accepting the democratic will of the people of Scotland," he adds.
6:32am: While Darling himself has also expressed his delight at the results over Twitter...
An extraordinary night. Humbled by the level of support and the efforts of our volunteers. Will give speech in Glasgow shortly. #indyref— Alistair Darling (@TogetherDarling) September 19, 2014
Meanwhile, a relieved David Cameron has congratulated #bettertogether campaign organiser Alistair Darling on their looming victory.
I've spoken to Alistair Darling - and congratulated him on an well-fought campaign. #indyref— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) September 19, 2014
5:57am: Alex Salmond congratulates the city of Glasgow in what one might assume is a defeatist tone.
Well done to Glasgow, our commonwealth city, and to the people of Scotland for such a incredible support— Alex Salmond (@AlexSalmond) September 19, 2014
5:55am The results are in from Edinburgh. 123,927 voted YES, but 194,638 voted NO, and with that, the celebrations will be well underway within the NO camp.
5:42am: We await news from Edinburgh, which is expected to put the final nail in the 'Yes' campaigns' coffin. Media outlets are predicting victory for the 'No' campaign, while the Scottish deputy first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has publicly accepted defeat.
5:16am: North and South Ayrshire come in within moments of each other, the trend of NO votes continues as the overall results remain at 54% NO and the YES campaigns hopes seem to be fading.
5:03am: The results are in from Glasgow are in, as 53.49% voted in favour of 'Yes', but the relatively low turn out of 75% may see the impact of that vote limited.
Results from Edinburgh are expected imminently as the overall results still stand at 46% NO and 54% YES.
4:55am: Here is a table of the latest results, with the overall percentages standing at 54% NO and 46% YES.
|Argyll & Bute||72,002||Undeclared|
|Comhairle nan Eilean Siar||22,908||46.58%||53.42%|
|Dumfries & Galloway||122,036||34.33%||65.67%|
|Perth & Kinross||120,015||Undeclared|