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May 6, 2012

Auld Acquaintance

It has been confirmed by the SNP today, that the SNP along with having the most council seats,and having gained more seats than any other party since the 2007 election, have also had the biggest share of the vote.

The following results were published today.

1) The final results of all first preference votes are as follows:

SNP 502,201 – 32.32% (+4.46% on 2007)
Lab 487,884 – 31.39% (+3.24%)
Con 206,856 – 13.31% (-2.26%)
LD 102,399 – 6.59% (-6.10%)
Grn 34,252 – 2.20% (+0.16%)
Ind 184,329 – 11.86% (+0.98%)
Oth 36,055 – 2.32% (+0.9%)

2) This has been accompanied by SNP achieving the largest number of Councillors, and also the largest number of gains, doubling its lead in seats over Labour:

Scottish National Party – 424 (+62)
Labour Party – 394 (+46)
Conservative Party – 115 (-29)
Liberal Democrats – 71 (-95)
Green – 14 (+6)
Ind – 194 (+12)

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