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Tories `extremely foolish´ over election boasts, says Alex Salmond

Tories `extremely foolish´ over election boasts, says Alex Salmond

The fact that the party won only 32% in the local elections would seem to raise questions about its ability to repeat that feat.

Professor Curtice said the Tories had failed to open a large gap between them and Labour, and that Kezia Dugdale's party was "down but not out".

In contrast the SNP, the outgoing administration alongside Labour, lost four ward seats and fell to 21 councillors.

"While the local Greens have tried to justify why they are not standing, this announcement comes just two weeks after the SNP's Tommy Sheppard asked them not to stand and split the pro-Yes vote". Basing its calculations partly on "notional" results the BBC said the SNP were actually down by seven, but it didn't really matter: the SNP vote had held up, and held up well.

Last week the UK Prime Minister accused the European Union of interfering in the upcoming UK General Elections on 8 June, causing more tensions with the 27 member block and drawing criticism for provoking what some analysts fear could be a "no deal Brexit" situation.

But even if everyone who voted independent on Thursday would have voted SNP in a general election (a highly improbable supposition in itself), that clearly can not account for all of the difference between the two performances.

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The Tories gained 164 local government seats north of the border in Thursday's polls, though the SNP still comfortably won the most votes and seats in Scotland.

But Labour losing control of the council is "part of a historical issue with the party in general, in the context of Blairism and its position in the independence referendum where it sided with the Tories", Mr Smith added. After all, three years - and an independence referendum - elapsed between the 2012 local elections and the 2015 United Kingdom election.

But in the local elections the Lib Dems secured only 6.8% of first preference votes.

Serving Council Leader Ronnie Nicholson is back for Labour along with David McKie, while Graham Bell is re-elected for the Conservatives and Andy Ferguson is back for the SNP.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was a "fantastic, historic result for Glasgow".

"Make no mistake - we are the underdogs going into this campaign".

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Former first minister Mr Salmond is also facing a fight for his political survival after the Tories outpolled the SNP in his Gordon seat.

Thomas Kerr, 20, was one of the Conservative councillors elected as the party's fortunes rose, taking a seat in Shettleston.

"The strength of feeling that's out there at this election is so much stronger than I've come across at previous elections", she said.

The Scottish Conservatives made significant gains over Scottish Labour, beating them into third place.

"As an MP I have stood up for the thousands of defence jobs in this constituency against Tory cuts, for local businesses against the Tory threat to take us out the single market, and for our rural economy when the Tories have repeatedly let down our fishing and farming industries - and I will fight for the best deal for Moray and for Scotland at every opportunity". Because local elections are concerned with local issues, we are more likely to have come face to face with our local councillor and had them help us with a small issue in our home town or city.

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