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May 4, 2012

A Burdz Eye View

Welcome to the burdz live blog, where we hope to be giving you a flavour of results coming in from a range of counts around the country.  And if we’re lucky, break some news too!

10.50 Turnouts look to be higher than expected – which is great.  Though not sure we should be celebrating that over 40% is a great day for democracy just yet.  Still, better than we thought…. Edinburgh turnout looking to be around 44% similar to that in Highland and the Scottish Borders.

10.53 BREAKING – Steve Cardownie, leader of SNP Group and former Depute Leader of Edinburgh Council, appears to be in trouble on first preferences.  Which doesn’t mean he is not going to get elected but a bit of surprise to find a longstanding councillor with such a high profile struggling to get in on the first sweep.  And what if votes don’t transfer to him?  Is there an STV…

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