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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #20)

Fri May 5, 2017, 01:22 PM

23. What looks like a final tally:

SNP 431 (+6)
Conservative 276 (+161)
Labour 262 (-132)
Other 172 (-24)
LibDems 67 (-4)
Green 19 (+5)

Or, to put it another way:

Scotland by largest party in each council:

SNP 19 (+10)
Conservative 4 (+2)
Independent 4 (-1)
Labour 3 (-13)

(+ 2 ties, SNP-Independent and SNP-Labour)

This is, of course, being interpreted as "the end of indyref2" (John Rentoul) and a major game-changing drubbing for the SNP (Kezia Dugdale). It may also focus some counter-"Tory momentum" minds for the upcoming UK parliamentary elections, or not.

Labour now hold control of none of the major conurbations in Scotland. The SNP forms the largest single group in all of them, but without overall majorities. The horsetrading as alliances and coalitions get worked out over the next few days is going to be, to say the least, messy. I just hope we end up with some functional councils.

I also look forward to playing my small part in hanging some of these revolting new unreconstructed ex-BNP/UKIP/retrograde Tory councillors around Ruth "Cuddly Conservative" Davidson's neck. They fully deserve each other, and if she had any sense of shame, she'd be thoroughly ashamed.

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