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Labour candidate Kenny Young wins Midlothian by-election

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Image caption Labour candidate Kenny Young holds off an SNP challenge at Midlothian Council

Labour candidate Kenny Young has won the Midlothian East Council by-election.

Mr Young held off an SNP challenge at Midlothian Council.

He took a Midlothian East seat which had been won in 2012 by a party member who later became independent.

His victory margin was 69 votes at the fifth count.

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