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Posts Tagged: Scottish Election 2016
Just as with Leave voters, another big swath of the electorate might be abandoned to Ruth Davidson as her rivals focus elsewhere.
Divisions between London and Edinburgh are being overplayed – the Scottish leadership will not want an early election.
Having a second referendum in the middle of the Brexit negotiations would be very difficult, and it will take time to build the next, very different ‘No’ campaign.
Also: Davies defends Welsh devo-sceptics; Tory peer spearheads bid for gay marriage in Ulster; Davidson attacks SNP’s policy vacuum; and Foster comes out swinging for Brexit.
The Nationalists can only hold their activists back and coalition together for so long, but with no surge in support a second independence referendum is a serious risk.
Also: Welsh Conservatives lack ‘appetite’ for leadership change; a bad night for nationalism in Northern Ireland, Neil Hamilton wins leadership of UKIP AMs; and more.
Our strategy was crucial to success. But last Thursday was just the beginning.
Chris Grayling: A year into our second term, we are delivering on our manifesto – while Labour is in chaos
Last Thursday’s elections were almost unique in my adult political lifetime.
Twelve SNP-held seats could provide the next few stages of Ruth Davidson’s long march.
It may be almost impossible for Labour to win the next election, but it will be very easy for us to lose it. We must not rest on our laurels.
Elections Live Blog 2016. Terrific for Cameron in Scotland. Poor in Wales. Satisfactory in England…though bad in London
As the counts continue, we offer news and analysis on the various elections taking place.
She overhauls Labour to lead the official opposition. And Sturgeon’s failure to win a majority is a blow to SNP plans for a second referendum on Scottish independence.
Our guide to navigating this rare combination of Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish, PCC, London and English local elections.
Also: Jones pleads with minor party voters to back Welsh Labour in close fights with Tories; SNP urged to ‘shred’ £10bn deal with Chinese firms accused of human rights abuses; and more.