THE SNP are celebrating a hat-trick of election victories after another representative was elected to their local council.

Emma Rodwick was elected to represent the Inverness Central area on Highland Council.

It comes after Derek Glen and Sharon Green-Wilson won in Dunfermline Central and Rosyth respectively.

The wins push the SNP majority on Fife Council to six, with 30 councillors.

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After the votes were counted this morning, SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: "What a result! That's 3 out of 3 SNP victories in yesterday's by-elections."

Drew Hendry, the SNP's candidate for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey in next month's General Election, hailed the result.

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He said: "This hat-trick of stunning election victories shows that voters are backing the SNP to beat the Tories, escape Brexit and put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands – not Boris Johnson's.

"The SNP has a clear, strong and positive message – and as the main challenger in every Tory-held seat in Scotland, only a vote for the SNP on December 12 can lock the Tories out of government and ensure the people of Scotland have a choice over our future.

"At the General Election on December 12, a vote for the SNP is a vote to stop the Tories, get away from the Brexit mess and protect Scotland's right to choose our own future – so we can build the fairer, more equal and prosperous country we all want to see."