Paul Masterton was duly elected as the Scottish Conservative MP for East Renfrewshire in last night's General Election, beating the sitting SNP MP Kirsten Oswald.
On a turnout of 76.76%, the Scottish Conservatives won 40% of the vote to retake the East Renfrewshire seat having lost it in the 1997 Labour landslide.
This was an 18% increase in the share of the vote from 2015.
The Scottish Conservatives polled 21,496 votes while the SNP were second on 16,784 and Scottish Labour a distant third with 14,346.
East Renfrewshire MP, Paul Masterton said:
"I am absolutely humbled by my election and wish to thank everyone in East Renfrewshire who put their faith in me.
"Whether you voted for me or not, I will be a Member of Parliament working hard to improve the lives of all in East Renfrewshire and our local community.
"This was not just a freak election in East Renfrewshire but a Scotland wide revolt against the SNP's neverendum obsession.
"The voters demanded it and now Nicola Sturgeon must act on it: no second independence referendum."
Eastwood MSP and Scottish Conservative Deputy Leader, Jackson Carlaw said:
“Paul will make a truly formidable MP standing up for East Renfrewshire, not independence.
"Having been there when we lost ever single seat in 1997 it is elating to see a Scottish Conservative revival after 20 years.
"Following the 2015 General Election Alex Salmond said the 'Scottish lion has roared'. Now the Scottish people have roared with a voice clear in its rejection of another independence referendum and many of its proponents."