Scotland : SNP’s hopes for majority rest on handful of seats
Majority would allow Nicola Sturgeon to claim mandate for a second independence referendum
With 53 of 129 seats now declared, and the SNP on an increased vote share of 47.2%, the SNP had 44 seats, the Liberal Democrats four, the Conservatives three and Labour two.A final result after Holyrood’s 56 top-up list seats are counted is not expected until late on Saturday. These are expected to show some gains for the Scottish Greens. But initial results suggested that Alex Salmond’s newly formed Alba party, which was only standing candidates on the list, is unlikely to gain any seats.
It remains in the balance whether the SNP has secured an outright majority of 65 seats in the Scottish parliament or if it can form a pro-independence majority with Scottish Greens MSPs, which will allow Sturgeon to claim a mandate for asecond independence referendum
.Tory strategists have detected a much stronger SNP vote for the regional lists than the pre-election polls had suggested in west of Scotland, the south and central regions.Opinion polls had found that SNP support on the lists was 10 to 12 points lower than in the constituency vote, but on polling day, the SNP’s vote was much closer on the lists to their constituency levels. The Scottish Green vote was around 6% to 8%, lower than the 10% forecast by the polls, said one Tory source, because on polling day, pro-SNP voters stuck with Sturgeon’s party. headtopics.com
The SNP slogan “both votes SNP” seemed to have worked, he added.He said that if those findings were reflected Scotland-wide, the SNP could win enough list seats to achieve an overall majority. In the Scottish Borders, the chances of the Tories winning a list seat have been dented by unionists giving their votes to George Galloway’s anti-independence All for Unity party.
Read moreJohn Curtice told BBC Scotland: “Whether or not the SNP gets an overall majority now rests on the outcome in just a handful of seats.“The party needs to win Aberdeenshire West where the Conservatives are defending a small majority, but if it follows the pattern of other marginal seats the Tories may profit from tactical voting. They then need either to win Galloway, another Tory-held marginal, or to win a list seat in the south of Scotland.
“Neither of these currently looks probable. At the same time, the SNP need to pick up a list seat in the Highlands, for which their prospects are somewhat brighter.” Read more: The Guardian »
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Scottish election 2021: Nicola Sturgeon celebrates 'historic' SNP election win Nicola Sturgeon celebrates 'historic and extraordinary' SNP election win With all the results in, the SNP finished on 64 seats - one short of a majority but one more than it won in 2016 BBCElections Scotland MPs are screaming for independence again but they won't be independent as they want to be part of the EU so you can't be independent if you want to be ruled by the EU. Complete idiots Shambles151 How nice. BBCPolitics More people voted for UK than for racist nationalist
Scotland's papers: Sturgeon's indyref2 vow and Stewart makes historyThe SNP's fourth consecutive Holyrood election victory dominates the front pages of Scotland 's newspapers. The Scotch are way too canny to leave the Union cash cow. Hardwired to the decline of labour nothing else - and still no majority Why - why doesn’t the fact the tories have wiped out labour again!
Scottish independence: Boris Johnson pushes back against IndyRef2PM says it would be ‘irresponsible and reckless’ to hold fresh referendum as SNP’s hopes of winning majority hang in balance Irresponsible and reckless from which point of view? Boris clearly fears that allowing indyref2 will lead to a break up of the union. I thought that the unitedkingdom was being kept together by something more than just fear. Come on scotland & NicolaSturgeon, go for it!
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Nicola Sturgeon tells PM referendum is case of 'when - not if' Scotland 's first minister has spoken to Boris Johnson for the first time since the SNP's election victory. The quickest way to independence in Scotland is for England to vote on it too.... if Scots truly want to go it alone fine and not just another Sturgeon bully tactic...independence means financially self sufficient and not a single penny from England/Wales/N Ireland.. When - another 30 years. I thought it was a once in a generation vote? 🤔🙄