Sunday, 7 May 2017

Scottish Unionist have changed their colours from Red to Blue.

The  UK Unionist have been giving the impression that the Tories had  somehow won the local elections in Scotland

The Truth is that the SNP incensed its number of seats  with 431 elected compared to 425 in 2012. So this table which seems to have taken in By-election wins is misleading.

PartyCouncils[27]+/-Seats+/-
SNP0Decrease1431Decrease7
Conservative0Steady276Increase164
Labour0Decrease3262Decrease133
Independent3Steady172Decrease26
Liberal Democrat0Steady67Decrease3
Scottish Green0Steady19Increase5
No overall control29Increase4n/an/a

What really happened that the Tories made advances at the expense of another Unionist Party Labour,

The Nationalist-Unionist Dynamics continues what as changed is one of the players have changed their colours from Red to Blue.

Much as been made of the collapse of UKIP but the Liberal Democrats are still going into reverse.in Scotland and Wales
PartyCouncils[26]+/-Seats+/-
Labour7Decrease3472Decrease107
Independent3Increase1322Increase13
Plaid Cymru1Steady202Increase33
Conservative1Increase1184Increase80
Liberal Democrat0Steady62Decrease11
Llais Gwynedd0Steady6Decrease7
Green0Steady1Increase1
UKIP0Steady0Decrease2
No overall control10Increase1n/an/a

x
PartyCouncils[26]+/-Seats+/-
Labour7Decrease3472Decrease107
Independent3Increase1322Increase13
Plaid Cymru1Steady202Increase33
Conservative1Increase1184Increase80
Liberal Democrat0Steady62Decrease11
Llais Gwynedd0Steady6Decrease7
Green0Steady1Increase1
UKIP0Steady0Decrease2
No overall control10Increase1n/an/a
Incidentally Plaid were second in the UK for net gains after the Tories.

One aspect that is rarely mentioned is that unlike England and Wales . Scotland  uses the Single Transferable Vote . It would be interesting  to see what a Welsh Result would look like under this ,

It would certainly see the Unionist Parties running candidates in Plaid's Gwynedd stronghold but this might be offset with gains elsewhere and see the Party putting a real effort in areas like Merthyr, Blaneau Gwent and Torfaen,

We now turn to the UK General election clearly the Unionist  Media will beef up their Tories in Scotland and hail any SNP losses as scuppering a second referendum.

Wales will be ignored apart from a almost colonial  claim that the Tories will win big .

 They will not claim it as an English Annexation of Cymru , but you will only have to look at thier faces to see its what they feel and want to say,

1 comment:

  1. Mebyon Kernow retained their four seats on Cornwall CC so that puts them above UKIP.

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