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Independence referendum: Dundee and West Dunbartonshire give Yes a boost

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The Yes side have been given their first big boost.

Dundee and West Dunbartonshire both voted for independence, bringing the race neck and neck.

Huge cheers and chants of “Yes we can” could be heard as the results were announced, with voters in Dundee giving Alex Salmond’s side their first victory of the night.

A total of 93,592 votes were cast in the City of Discovery, with 53,620 (57.3%) in favour of Yes.

The turnout for the city was 78.8%.

Shortly afterwards, West Dunbartonshire also declared a Yes result.

Just under 54% of the electorate voted in favour of independence, casting 33,720 Yes votes compared to the 27,776 (46%) No votes.

 

 

 

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