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SNP still has a majority in Scotland after losing 21 seats; huge Tory upsurge

Friday, June 9th 2017 - 08:20 UTC
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The Scottish National Party´s, SNP, former leader Alex Salmond has lost his Gordon seat amid a Scottish Conservative surge. The Tories also defeated the SNP's deputy leader Angus Robertson as they won seats across the country. The SNP finished on 35 seats - a majority of the 59 Scottish constituencies but a drop of 21 from the 56 they won in 2015. Read full article


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  • Jo Bloggs

    The SNP still has power for now but quite clearly more Scots than they'd hoped still wish to remain part of the United Kingdom.

    Jun 09th, 2017 - 09:07 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • EscoSesDoidao

    Lets see what happens in the comming Scottish Independence Referendum. By the way, what the heck just happened to the predicted Tory landslide?

    Jun 09th, 2017 - 09:48 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Voice


    There is no coming Inderef2 is dead...
    For Scotland it was just as I predicted that the SNP would lose a lot of seats to the Tories..
    Including your seat I believe...

    Jun 09th, 2017 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Indiref2 is more alive than ever...
    Tactical voting from the Scots this time..
    Next time......, all together for Alba gu bràth...

    Jun 09th, 2017 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • EscoSesDoidao

    Lol. Of course it's not dead. SNP are still the majority.

    Jun 09th, 2017 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Think


    Jun 09th, 2017 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    Nicola Sturgeon wasn't laughing. Her party lost more seats than the Tories did, even if they do still have a majority. After their incredible result last time they could expect to lose seats, but not this many, especially when the Tories were losing across England and Wales.

    Jun 09th, 2017 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think


    One can't blame the million or so Sassenach residents in bonnie Alba... for voting for ANYONE that will save them from the same uncertainty currently affecting millions of other foreigners North and South of the Scottish Border...

    But as me wee bràthair Doido correctly states...
    “SNP are still the majority”
    Alba gu bràth...
    El Think...

    Jun 09th, 2017 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    Half a million, and I don't know whether they made a difference to the outcome, but it doesn't matter. Whoever voted yesterday will also have a vote in another referendum. 60% of the electorate voted for pro-unionist parties, and that has got to make the SNP think twice. They won't want to hold another referendum unless/until they can win it.

    And something for you to bear in mind: if the SNP hadn't lost those 12 seats to the Tories, Corbyn could be about to become PM now instead of May staying on with help from the scandal-hit DUP.

    Jun 09th, 2017 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Mr. DemonTree...

    You say...:
    《“And something for you to bear in mind: if the SNP hadn't lost those 12 seats to the Tories, Corbyn could be about to become PM now instead of May staying on with help from the scandal-hit DUP.”》

    I say...:
    I Think it is YOU that should bear the above in mind... It is YOUR government..., not mine.. I'm just a humble Argie-Patagonian dweller..., remember ...
    They ain't DUPing me..., they ain't....;-)

    Jun 09th, 2017 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    Oh I am, but you were sooo keen for Corbyn to win.

    Which is more important to you, negotiations on the Falklands or a second independence referendum for Scotland?

    Jun 09th, 2017 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    1) Just me auld SI heart beating a bit hardsr for a comrade...
    2) The first...

    Jun 09th, 2017 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    That's what I thought. Brotherhood only goes so far.

    For me, I feel very ambivalent about those 12 seats...

    Jun 09th, 2017 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Hepatia

    The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?

    Jun 10th, 2017 - 02:14 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • golfcronie

    Heppy, it IS because it is NEWS, everyone is trembling in their toes as regards Teresa being elected.

    Jun 10th, 2017 - 08:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Capt Rockhopper

    SNP only have the support of 37%. So the 45r's have become the 37r's.

    Jun 11th, 2017 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • AustrOllOpithecus

    As San Martin said in Mendoza right before the Andes Crossing: Those that don't deserve to be free... simply aren't.

    Jun 12th, 2017 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    It's so that think can posture about his “Scottish roots”. what else ?

    Jun 14th, 2017 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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