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North and isles ballots counted
Independents and the SNP have gained in the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) elections.

The polls have seen 25 councillors not affiliated to a political party elected, while the Nationalists have four - one more than last time.

Labour have two - two less than they had at the previous election.

Highland Council now has 35 independents, 21 Liberal Democrats, 17 SNP and seven Labour councillors following a count in Inverness.




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