MSP Gil Paterson has commented on the two General Election results in his constituency, both Dunbartonshire East and West.
On John Nicolson's election loss, Mr Paterson said: “Despite some disappointing losses the SNP has won a resounding majority across Scotland.
"However, I am deeply saddened that John Nicolson did not get elected in East Dunbartonshire. John was a fighter of an MP, and often stole the stage in Westminster.
"He has a love for his constituency that I know will continue forever. John has literally helped thousands of constituents who have contacted his office in need of aid. He opened up a public shop for his office which served as an excellent drop-in for the constituents.
"John has shown he is a force to be reckoned with in Scottish politics and I very much doubt we have heard the last of him. As an MSP, I would like to thank him for his service to Scotland.”
On Martin Docherty's victory, he said: “Well done to Martin Docherty for another victory in West Dunbartonshire. The people of Clydebank have confirmed they want to send a powerful SNP opposition to Westminster.
"This is desperately needed as we move ahead with negotiations to leave the European Union, given the disarray the Tories are in now.
"Theresa May has absolutely humiliated herself because this election has completely backfired on her.
"The SNP is still the third-biggest party in Westminster and we will continue to fight tooth and nail for the people of Scotland there.”
Press releases prepared by Alan Ferguson, Gil Paterson MSP's communications manager, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07342 061722..