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  • With a handful of councils still to declare Labour are one seat short of 100 losses in Wales.
  • The Tories are up by 142 council seats in Scotland.

17.00 The last Scottish councils coming in now. The Conservatives haven’t had representation so strong in Glasgow for decades, and their growth in Moray suggests they may be in with a shot of unseating Angus Robertson, the Nationalists’ Westminster leader, in June. The Tories also topped the poll in East Renfrewshire, another general election target.

  • East Renfrewshire: Conservatives 7 (+2), SNP 5 (-1), Labour 4 (-2), Independents 2 (+1)
  • Glasgow: SNP 39 (+8), Labour 31 (-16), Conservatives 8 (-7), Greens 7 (+3), Independents 0 (-1), Lib Dems 0 (-1)

The Nationalists will have been disappointed not to secure overall control here, having initially been predicted to take it in 2012. Combined with their loss of Dundee it means they have missed out on winnable majorities in both ‘Yes cities’.

  • Moray: SNP 9 (-1), Independents 8 (-2), Conservatives 8 (+5), Labour 1 (-2)

16.30 More Scottish councils are in, more good news for the Tories. So it goes. Across Scotland Labour are down 103 seats, and the SNP down 17. The Lib Dems are down two, but are picking up councillors in their target seats of Edinburgh West and East Dunbartonshire. Speaking of which…

  • East Dunbartonshire: SNP 7 (7), Lib Dems 6 (+6), Conservatives 6 (+4), Labour 2 (-5), Independents 1 (-2)
  • Edinburgh: SNP 19 (-2), Conservatives 18 (+7), Labour 12 (-9), Green 8 (+1), Lib Dems 6 (+3)
  • Falkirk: SNP 12 (-1), Labour 9 (-4), Conservatives 7 (+6), Independents 2 (-1)
  • Highland: Independents 28 (-5), SNP 22 (+3), Lib Dems 10 (-4), Conservatives 10 (+10), Labour 3 (-5), Green 1 (+1)
  • Midlothian: Labour 7 (-1), SNP 6 (-2), Conservatives 5 (+5), Green 0 (-1), Independents 0 (-1)

Meanwhile, Labour have lost…

  • >South Lanarkshire: SNP 27 (+1), Labour 22 (-10), Conservatives 14 (+10), Lib Dems 1 (NC), Independents 0 (-1)

Wales: Elsewhere, Labour have held…

  • Caerphilly: Labour 50 (NC), Plaid Cymru 18 (-2), Independents 5 (+2)

Other Welsh results:

  • Anglesey: Plaid Cymru 14 (+2), Independents 13 (-1), Labour 2 (-1), Lib Dems 1 (NC)
  • Conwy: Independents 21 (+2), Conservatives 16 (+3), Plaid Cymru 10 (-2), Labour 8 (-2), Lib Dems 4 (-1)

15.00 Scotland: Just when I was saying that overall control of a Scottish council was very rare, and it just got even rarer. The SNP have lost their majority in their post-2014 stronghold of Dundee, which must be a very satisfying moment for unionists. Nor is that the only bad news on the Nationalist horizon, if Laura Kuenssberg is right…

  • >Dundee: SNP 14 (-2), Labour 9 (-1), Conservatives 3 (+2), Lib Dems 2 (+1), Independents 1 (NC)
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Meanwhile, beneath the veil of ‘NOC no change’ we’ve also got some more council results, all showing strong progress for the Conservatives.

  • Aberdeenshire: Conservatives 23 (+9), SNP 21 (-8), Lib Dems 14 (+2), Independents 10 (-2), Labour 1 (-1), Green 1 (NC)
  • Angus: SNP 9 (-6), Independents 9 (+1), Conservatives 8 (+5), Lib Dems 2 (+1), Labour 0 (-1)
  • Argyll & Bute: SNP 11 (-2), Independents 10 (-5), Conservatives 9 (+5), Lib Dems 6 (+2)
  • Dumfries & Galloway: Conservatives 16 (+3), Labour 11 (-1), SNP 11 (NC), Independents 4 (-2), Lib Dems 1 (NC)
  • Fife: SNP 29 (+4), Labour 24 (-10), Conservatives 15 (-12), Lib Dems 7 (-3), Independents 0 (-3)
  • Scottish Borders: Conservatives 15 (+5), SNP 9 (NC), Independents 8 (-1), Lib Dems 2 (-4)
  • West Lothian: SNP 13 (-2), Labour 12 (-4), Conservatives 7 (+6), Independents 1 (NC)
  • >North Lanarkshire: SNP 33 (+3), Labour 32 (-12), Conservatives 10 (+10), Independents 2 (-1)

Oh and one astonishing result: the Conservatives now have a councillor for RavenscraigGoogle it.

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14.30 Scotland: We’ve had another bunch of council results, which are posted below. Overall the picture now is that the Conservatives have gained 51 seats across Scotland, Labour have lost 49, and the SNP are about holding steady.

  • Aberdeen: NOC hold: SNP 19 (+3), Conservatives 11 (+8), Labour 9 (-9), Lib Dems 4 (-1), Independents 2 (-1)
  • East Ayrshire: NOC hold: SNP 14 (-1), Labour 9 (-5), Conservatives 6 (+4), Independents 3 (+2)
  • East Lothian: NOC hold: Labour 9 (+1), Conservatives 7 (+4), SNP 6 (-3), Independents 0 (-2)
  • Inverclyde: NOC hold: Labour 8 (-3), SNP 7 (NC), Independents 4 (+3), Conservatives 2 (+1), Lib Dems 1 (-1)
  • Perth & Kinross: NOC hold: Conservatives 17 (+7), SNP 15 (-2), Lib Dems 4 (-1), Independents 3 (-1), Labour 1 (+3)
  • Renfrewshire: NOC hold: SNP 19 (+2), Labour 13 (-11), Conservatives 8 (+7), Independents 2 (+2), Lib Dems 1 (NC)
  • Stirling: NOC hold: SNP 9 (-1), Conservatives 9 (+5), Labour 4 (-4), Greens 1 (NC)
  • West Dunbartonshire: >NOC gain: SNP 10 (+3), Labour 8 (-3), Independents 2 (-2), Conservatives 2 (+2)

Scottish Councils are elected by STV, so it’s very rare for any party to take overall control. Oh, and one final ray of sunshine…

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Wales: We’re also getting more results from Wales, where Labour are one seat short of a 100 seat loss with a handful of councils left to declare.

  • Pembrokeshire: Independent hold: Independents 35 (-7), Conservatives 11 (+8), Labour 7 (-2), Plaid Cymru 6 (+1), Lib Dems 1 (NC)
  • Powys: >NOC gain: Independents 30 (-17), Conservatives 19 (+9), Lib Dems 13 (+4), Labour 7 (+1), Plaid Cymru 2 (+2), Green 1 (+1)
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf: Labour hold: Labour 47 (-13), Plaid Cymru 18 (+9), Independents 5 (+1), Conservatives 4 (+3), Lib Dems 1 (NC)
  • Carmarthenshire: NOC hold: Plaid Cymru 36 (+8), Labour 22 (-1), Independents 16 (-7)
  • Denbighshire: NOC hold: Conservatives 16 (+8), Labour 13 (06), Plaid Cymru 9 (+2), Independents 8 (-4), Lib Dems 1 (-1)
  • Flintshire: NOC hold: Labour 34 (+3), Independents 25 (+2), Conservatives 6 (-2), Lib Dems 5 (-2), Plaid Cymru 0 (-1)

13.00 Scotland: Three more council results, all with good showings for the Conservatives:

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles): Independent hold: Independents 23 (+1), SNP 7 (+1), Conservatives 1 (+1), Labour 0 (-3).

North Ayrshire: NOC hold: SNP 11 (-4), Labour 11 (-2), Conservatives 7 (+6), Independents 4 (NC)

South Ayrshire: NOC hold: Conservatives 12 (+2), SNP 9 (+2), Labour 5 (-4), Independents 2 (NC)

Wales: We’re waiting on the breakdowns for a few more councils, but here’s the Plaid Cymru hold in Gwynedd: Plaid Cymru 41 (+4), Independents 26 (+7), Labour 1 (-3), Lib Dems 1 (-1), Llias Gwynedd 0 (-13).

12.30 Scotland: Still very few actual council results in to give us a firm view of the numbers, but there’s been nothing to put dampeners on Tory spirits yet.

Wales: We’ve got the delayed details from a couple of overnight counts. Cardiff was a Labour hold: Labour 40 (-6), Conservatives 20 (+13), Lib Dems 11 (-5), Plaid Cymru 3 (+1), Independents 1 (-3).

Blaenau Gwent was an Independent Gain: Independents 28 (+19), Labour 13 (-20), Plaid Cymru 1 (+1).

Apparently the Independents are comprised in large part of deselected Labour candidates.

12.00 Scotland: Labour have already lost overall control of Glasgow council for the first time in forty years, and Tories are being returned in all sorts of places. Actual numbers a bit spotty until whole councils start declaring, but see the tweet below for a flavour of it.

Meanwhile we have another council. Shetland is another Independent hold: Independents 21 (-1), SNP 1 (+1).

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Wales: Labour’s lost councillor total has passed 80.

11.45 Scotland: Another council in, another good Tory result. Clackmannanshire is an NOC hold: SNP 8 (NC), Conservatives 5 (+4), Labour 5 (-3), Independents 0 (-1).

If this is a sign of things to come then Ruth Davidson is establishing Tory beachheads in parts of Scotland where they haven’t been a force for a generation (or numerous SNP generations).

We’re keeping all the council scores collected at the bottom of this post.

11.15 Scotland: The Scottish Conservative surge is looking pretty real now.  They’re apparently winning all over the place, including in some of the most deprived parts of the country. The current state of play is posted below.

We’ve also had the first council result: Orkney is an Independent hold: Independents 20 (-1), Greens 1 (+1).

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11.00 Scotland: Two results, two Conservative gains at Labour’s expense. More word coming through that the Scottish Tories have had a very good set of local elections. The Lib Dems are also apparently performing well in the wards which make up Edinburgh West, their key Westminster target.

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11.00 Wales: No more councils in, but here’s the current state of the parties in terms of councillors: Labour -76, Conservatives +50, Independents +21, Plaid Cymru +15, Liberal Democrats -9, Greens +1, UKIP -2.

10.00 Scotland: Rumour is that the much-speculated ‘unionist realignment’ is real and the Tories are up, but we won’t know until the results start coming in.

Wales: It was a mixed night for Labour in Wales, which in 2017 parlance means that it wasn’t a wholesale rout. As of 9.30 this morning they were down 73 seats, with the Conservatives up 43 and the Liberal Democrats down 13. But the presence of so many independents skews the picture a little.

Below are summaries of the council results which came in over night, but the takeaway is: Tory progress in the key marginal of Wrexham whilst Labour fall back in some of their heartlands but hold in in the big southern cities. Plaid, despite facing a vulnerable Labour Party, have not made much progress.

Collected Council Results

Scotland

  • >West Dunbartonshire: SNP 10 (+3), Labour 8 (-3), Independents 2 (-2), Conservatives 2 (+2)
  • >South Lanarkshire: SNP 27 (+1), Labour 22 (-10), Conservatives 14 (+10), Lib Dems 1 (NC), Independents 0 (-1)
  • >North Lanarkshire: SNP 33 (+3), Labour 32 (-12), Conservatives 10 (+10), Independents 2 (-1)
  • >Dundee: SNP 14 (-2), Labour 9 (-1), Conservatives 3 (+2), Lib Dems 2 (+1), Independents 1 (NC)
  • >Dundee: SNP 14 (-2), Labour 9 (-1), Conservatives 3 (+2), Lib Dems 2 (+1), Independents 1 (NC)

  • Orkney: Independents 20 (-1), Greens 1 (+1)
  • Shetland: Independents 21 (-1), SNP 1 (+1)
  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles): Independents 23 (+1), SNP 7 (+1), Conservatives 1 (+1), Labour 0 (-3)
  • Clackmannanshire: SNP 8 (NC), Conservatives 5 (+4), Labour 5 (-3), Independents 0 (-1)
  • North Ayrshire: SNP 11 (-4), Labour 11 (-2), Conservatives 7 (+6), Independents 4 (NC)
  • South Ayrshire: Conservatives 12 (+2), SNP 9 (+2), Labour 5 (-4), Independents 2 (NC)
  • Aberdeen: SNP 19 (+3), Conservatives 11 (+8), Labour 9 (-9), Lib Dems 4 (-1), Independents 2 (-1)
  • East Ayrshire: SNP 14 (-1), Labour 9 (-5), Conservatives 6 (+4), Independents 3 (+2)
  • East Lothian: Labour 9 (+1), Conservatives 7 (+4), SNP 6 (-3), Independents 0 (-2)
  • Inverclyde: Labour 8 (-3), SNP 7 (NC), Independents 4 (+3), Conservatives 2 (+1), Lib Dems 1 (-1)
  • Perth & Kinross: Conservatives 17 (+7), SNP 15 (-2), Lib Dems 4 (-1), Independents 3 (-1), Labour 1 (+3)
  • Renfrewshire: SNP 19 (+2), Labour 13 (-11), Conservatives 8 (+7), Independents 2 (+2), Lib Dems 1 (NC)
  • Stirling: SNP 9 (-1), Conservatives 9 (+5), Labour 4 (-4), Greens 1 (NC)
  • Aberdeenshire: Conservatives 23 (+9), SNP 21 (-8), Lib Dems 14 (+2), Independents 10 (-2), Labour 1 (-1), Green 1 (NC)
  • Angus: SNP 9 (-6), Independents 9 (+1), Conservatives 8 (+5), Lib Dems 2 (+1), Labour 0 (-1)
  • Argyll & Bute: SNP 11 (-2), Independents 10 (-5), Conservatives 9 (+5), Lib Dems 6 (+2)
  • Dumfries & Galloway: Conservatives 16 (+3), Labour 11 (-1), SNP 11 (NC), Independents 4 (-2), Lib Dems 1 (NC)
  • Fife: SNP 29 (+4), Labour 24 (-10), Conservatives 15 (-12), Lib Dems 7 (-3), Independents 0 (-3)
  • Scottish Borders: Conservatives 15 (+5), SNP 9 (NC), Independents 8 (-1), Lib Dems 2 (-4)
  • West Lothian: SNP 13 (-2), Labour 12 (-4), Conservatives 7 (+6), Independents 1 (NC)
  • East Dunbartonshire: SNP 7 (7), Lib Dems 6 (+6), Conservatives 6 (+4), Labour 2 (-5), Independents 1 (-2)
  • Edinburgh: SNP 19 (-2), Conservatives 18 (+7), Labour 12 (-9), Green 8 (+1), Lib Dems 6 (+3)
  • Falkirk: SNP 12 (-1), Labour 9 (-4), Conservatives 7 (+6), Independents 2 (-1)
  • Highland: Independents 28 (-5), SNP 22 (+3), Lib Dems 10 (-4), Conservatives 10 (+10), Labour 3 (-5), Green 1 (+1)
  • Midlothian: Labour 7 (-1), SNP 6 (-2), Conservatives 5 (+5), Green 0 (-1), Independents 0 (-1)
  • Moray: SNP 9 (-1), Independents 8 (-2), Conservatives 8 (+5), Labour 1 (-2)
  • East Renfrewshire: Conservatives 7 (+2), SNP 5 (-1), Labour 4 (-2), Independents 2 (+1)
  • Glasgow: SNP 39 (+8), Labour 31 (-16), Conservatives 8 (-7), Greens 7 (+3), Independents 0 (-1), Lib Dems 0 (-1)

Wales

  • >Monmouthshire: Conservatives 25 (+6), Labour 10 (-1), Independents 5 (-5), Lib Dems 3 (NC)
  • >Merthyr Tydfil: Independents 28 (+19), Labour 13 (-20), Plaid Cymru 1 (+1)
  • >Bridgend: Labour 26 (-13), Independents 13 (+3), Conservatives 11 (+10), Plaid Cymru 3 (+2) Lib Dems 1 (-2)
  • >Powys: Independents 30 (-17), Conservatives 19 (+9), Lib Dems 13 (+4), Labour 7 (+1), Plaid Cymru 2 (+2), Green 1 (+1)

  • Pembrokeshire: Independents 35 (-7), Conservatives 11 (+8), Labour 7 (-2), Plaid Cymru 6 (+1), Lib Dems 1 (NC)
  • Ceredigion: Plaid Cymru 18 (NC), Independents 14 (-1), Lib Dems 8 (+1), Labour 1 (NC)
  • Flintshire: Labour 34 (+3), Independents 25 (+2), Conservatives 6 (-2), Lib Dems 5 (-2), Plaid Cymru 0 (-1)
  • Vale of Glamorgan: Conservatives 23 (+12), Labour 14 (-8), Independents 6 (-1), Plaid Cymru 4 (-2), UKIP 0 (-1)
  • Wrexham: Independents 26 (+7), Labour 12 (-11), Conservatives 9 (+4), Plaid Cymru 3 (+2), Lib Dems 2 (-2)
  • Carmarthenshire: Plaid Cymru 36 (+8), Labour 22 (-1), Independents 16 (-7)
  • Denbighshire: Conservatives 16 (+8), Labour 13 (06), Plaid Cymru 9 (+2), Independents 8 (-4), Lib Dems 1 (-1)
  • Flintshire: Labour 34 (+3), Independents 25 (+2), Conservatives 6 (-2), Lib Dems 5 (-2), Plaid Cymru 0 (-1)
  • Anglesey: Plaid Cymru 14 (+2), Independents 13 (-1), Labour 2 (-1), Lib Dems 1 (NC)
  • Conwy: Independents 21 (+2), Conservatives 16 (+3), Plaid Cymru 10 (-2), Labour 8 (-2), Lib Dems 4 (-1)
  • Cardiff: Labour 40 (-6), Conservatives 20 (+13), Lib Dems 11 (-5), Plaid Cymru 3 (+1), Independents 1 (-3).
  • Nearth Port Talbot: Labour 43 (-9), Plaid Cymru 15 (+7), Independents 5 (+1), Lib Dems 1 (+1)
  • Newport: Labour 31 (-6), Conservatives 12 (+2), Independents 5 (+3), Lib Dems 2 (+1)
  • Swansea: Labour 48 (-1), Independents 9 (+2), Conservatives 8 (+4), Lib Dems 7 (-5)
  • Torfaen: Labour 29 (NC), Independents 11 (+2), Conservatives 4 (NC), Plaid Cymru 0 (-2)
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf: Labour 47 (-13), Plaid Cymru 18 (+9), Independents 5 (+1), Conservatives 4 (+3), Lib Dems 1 (NC)
  • Caerphilly: Labour 50 (NC), Plaid Cymru 18 (-2), Independents 5 (+2)
  • Gwynedd: Plaid Cymru 41 (+4), Independents 26 (+7), Labour 1 (-3), Lib Dems 1 (-1), Llias Gwynedd 0 (-13)

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