United Kingdom's pro-independence Scottish National Party recorded an unprecedented general election victory, securing 56 out of 59 seats in Scotland and wiping off the Labor Party's stronghold in the region.
Along with the landslide triumph, the SNP created another bit of history with Mhairi Black – a 20-year-old who has become the youngest member of British Parliament in the last 300 years.
Black won the Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat – a constituency just outside Glasgow – with more than 23,000 votes, ousting Labor heavyweight Douglas Alexander.
"The people of Scotland are speaking and it's time for their voice to be heard in Westminster," Black said after the result was announced in her constituency. "I pledge to use this voice not just to improve Scotland, but to pursue progressive politics for the benefit of people across the UK."
Born and raised in Paisley – a working class town in west of Scotland – Black is currently a student of politics and public policy at Glasgow University. Although she has little to no experience in politics, she is a self-confessed "politics geek" and a football fanatic.
She also marched against the Iraq War and has done a lot of volunteer work in past few years along with being a strenuous campaigner for Scottish independence in the failed referendum last year.
However, she also has a history of tweeting about her drunken exploits and criticizing people of different political beliefs.
In Oct. 2013, she blasted Celtic fans on social media, saying: “I’ve only just realised I really f---- hate Celtic." Another of her posts read: “Woke up beside half a can of Tennents and a full pizza and more money than I came out with. I call that a success!”
Black later apologized for the tweets, saying that they were the words of "a naive 21st-century teenager" and that some of her comments were taken out of context.
The SNP's remarkable victory in this general election is being said to have the potential of raising the question of Scottish independence once again, although the leader Nicola Sturgeon claims that the party will not represent the mandate.