For Aberdeen South’s newest MP there will be double cause for celebration this month – as his wife is due to give birth.
The SNP’s Stephen Flynn was victorious in the key city seat, taking it from the Tories by winning 20,388 votes.
Conservative Douglas Lumsden, called in to replace Ross Thomson who stepped down at the start of the campaign amid sexual harassment allegations, fell short of keeping the seat blue, winning 16,398.
Labour faltered to fourth place, in a seat they held between 1997 and 2015, in a terrible night for the party, with their candidate Shona Simpson managing to gain just 3,834.
Liberal Democrat Ian Yuill improved his party’s showing by gaining 5,018 votes.
Mr Flynn said that the vote showed an appetite for independence and against Brexit – adding that the stress of the campaign had been added to that of his impending fatherhood.
He said: “It’s clear that the people of Aberdeen have overwhelmingly rejected the message of the Conservatives.
“The immediate priority is to make sure our city is protected as part of the European Union as it seems clear that Boris Johnson is on course for a strong majority and that will incur Brexit.
“Trying to balance campaigning with building baby furniture has been an interesting few weeks but we are really excited.
“We weren’t sure which was going to come first – the baby or the election and thankfully the election came first and we can now look forward to a new baby boy or baby girl coming into the world.”
Mr Lumsden said: “We will have to analyse whether there was a Brexit factor in this result, and find the reasons behind it in the coming days and weeks.
“We are disappointed but we’ll back to fight another day.
“Now I will be back being co-leader of Aberdeen City Council.”