Glasgow has a new MSP, after Kaukab Stewart won the Glasgow Kelvin seat for the SNP.

She becomes the first woman from an ethnic minority to be elected to Holyrood and takes over from Sandra White, who previously took the seat from Labour, and who had been a Glasgow MSP since 1999.

Stewart also stood in that first Holyrood election, losing to Scotland’s first, First Minister, Donald Dewar, in Anniesland.

READ MORE: SNP hold Glasgow Shettleston as John Mason says he's 'here for Scotland to be free'

The Glasgow Kelvin seat had the narrowest majority in Glasgow and was keenly contested by both the Greens and Labour.

In the end, Stewart took the seat by a majority of more than 5000, with 14,535 votes to her nearest challenger, Patrick Harvie of the Greens with 9077 votes.

Glasgow Times:

Labour was in third place with Pam Duncan-Glancy winning 8605 votes and Grahame Cannell of the Conservatives in fourth on 2850 votes ahead of David McKenzie of the LibDems in fifth place with 977 votes.

READ MORE: James Dornan holds Glasgow Cathcart for SNP and gives independence prediction

After the declaration Stewart said she was proudto be elected in “one of the most diverse vibrant communities, in Kelvin. “

Glasgow Times:

She added: “It is an honour to be elected as the first woman of colour to be elected to the Scottish Parliament. To all the women and girls of colour the Scottish Parliament belongs to you to. So, while I may be ethe first, I won’t be the last.

“I cannot wait to start work helping Scotland through the pandemic and working to help Scotland achieve its independence.”