SNP on course for fourth Holyrood term but look set to be short of majority

Source:: The National SNP on course for fourth Holyrood term but look set to be short of majority THE SNP are today on course for a record fourth term in Holyrood after winning target seats from Labour and the Tories. Read the full article:: The National SNP on course for fourth Holyrood term but look set to be short of majority

Record vote share for SNP at Holyrood election, insiders say

Source:: The National Record vote share for SNP at Holyrood election, insiders say THE SNP have achieved their highest ever share of the Holyrood vote amid increased turnout, sources say – but it may not be enough to secure a majority. Read the full article:: The National Record vote share for SNP at Holyrood election, insiders say

Need to get out of the UK looks a lot more urgent as Holyrood election count underway

Source:: The National Need to get out of the UK looks a lot more urgent as Holyrood election count underway AS a disclaimer before I continue, at the time of writing this no results had been announced in the Scottish election. For all I know, the LibDems have swept every constituency seat and Willie Rennie is about to become First Minister. Read the full article:: The National Need to get out of the UK looks a lot more urgent as Holyrood election count underway

What do the election results so far mean for independence and the Union?

Source:: The National What do the election results so far mean for independence and the Union? IT has been a week for keynote elections. Three of the four UK nations (with Northern Ireland being the exception) have taken part in forensic polling covering every level of governance except Westminster. In Spain, where politics is also driven by the constitutional question and the rise of right-wing populism, elections in Madrid have provided an upset, destroying much of the political centre. Where do Scotland and the UK stand after Day #1 of the count? Read the full article:: The National What […]

Joy for SNP in Ayr and East Lothian as Tories and Labour ousted in target seats

Source:: The National Joy for SNP in Ayr and East Lothian as Tories and Labour ousted in target seats THE SNP stunned the Tories with a major coup yesterday by overturning their majority in a seat they had held for more than 20 years. Siobhian Brown scooped the Ayr constituency from the incumbent Tory John Scott, who had held it since 2000. Read the full article:: The National Joy for SNP in Ayr and East Lothian as Tories and Labour ousted in target seats

We're still in the dark as to whether SNP can beat system a second time

Source:: The National We’re still in the dark as to whether SNP can beat system a second time THERE is a tale, allegedly not apocryphal, that when Peter, now Lord Mandelson, was campaigning in Hartlepool as the Labour candidate, with Neil Kinnock as his minder, he popped into a local chippy Read the full article:: The National We’re still in the dark as to whether SNP can beat system a second time

RECAP: Scottish elections: All the news as seats are declared

Source:: The National RECAP: Scottish elections: All the news as seats are declared Votes in the Scottish Parliament election will be counted from 9am this morning. We’ll be bringing you all the latest developments throughout the day with our live blog. Read the full article:: The National RECAP: Scottish elections: All the news as seats are declared

BBC under fire for cutting off election coverage with results still to be called

Source:: The National BBC under fire for cutting off election coverage with results still to be called THE BBC has come under fire for cutting off coverage of the Holyrood election as results from several constituences were still to be called. Read the full article:: The National BBC under fire for cutting off election coverage with results still to be called

Alex Salmond says he doesn't think Alba Party will win seats

Source:: The National Alex Salmond says he doesn’t think Alba Party will win seats ALEX Salmond’s Alba Party may not secure any Holyrood seats this year, he’s told the BBC. Read the full article:: The National Alex Salmond says he doesn’t think Alba Party will win seats

Election results so far show SNP are definitely going to form next government

Source:: The National Election results so far show SNP are definitely going to form next government DUE to the pandemic it’s been a strange election campaign, and an equally strange results day – or more exactly days. Instead of the political junkie sitting up all night and waking up bleary eyed to the results. We have instead been treated to the electoral results equivalent of a protracted root canal treatment without any anaesthetic. Results are slowly dripping in and by teatime the day after the vote it’s still not clear what the final result is going to… Read the […]

Election 2021: Neil Gray's first job as an MSP – the milk run

Source:: The National Election 2021: Neil Gray’s first job as an MSP – the milk run THE only SNP MP to quit Westminster for a chance at the Scottish Parliament has won his seat. Read the full article:: The National Election 2021: Neil Gray’s first job as an MSP – the milk run

SNP's Angus Robertson takes Edinburgh Central seat from Tories

Source:: The National SNP’s Angus Robertson takes Edinburgh Central seat from Tories FORMER SNP MP Angus Robertson has taken the Edinburgh Central seat from the Conservatives. Read the full article:: The National SNP’s Angus Robertson takes Edinburgh Central seat from Tories

Scotland ‘united against the fascists’ after far-right candidates rejected

Source:: The National Scotland ‘united against the fascists’ after far-right candidates rejected NICOLA Sturgeon has said voters showed that racists and fascists are “not welcome anywhere in Scotland” after two far-right candidates picked up less than 200 votes and one was ejected from the count. Read the full article:: The National Scotland ‘united against the fascists’ after far-right candidates rejected

Scottish election: SNP take Ayr from the Scottish Tories

Source:: The National Scottish election: SNP take Ayr from the Scottish Tories THE SNP is the only party so far to take a seat from another party in the Holyrood election, with two constituencies falling to Scotland’s ruling party. Read the full article:: The National Scottish election: SNP take Ayr from the Scottish Tories