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Devolution brings new politics    6-7 May
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Dewar First Minister

Labour is the biggest party in the new Scottish Parliament but is short of an overall majority, meaning hard bargaining ahead.


Labour falls short

Surprisingly, Labour fails to win an overall majority as Plaid Cymru makes its best electoral showing.



Dewar and Wallace weigh up options
History made as first Green elected
Socialists' foot in Holyrood door

Michael's difficult road to victory
Plaid makes breakthrough
State of the parties
After 73 of 73 constituency seats declared
After 8 of 8 regions declared
Constituency (FPTP) Region
(Top Up)
Total
Lab 53 3 56
SNP 28  35 
Con 18  18 
LibD 12  17 
Others
State of the parties
After 40 of 40 constituency seats declared
After 5 of 5 regions declared
Constituency (FPTP) Region
(Top Up)
Total
Lab 27 1 28
P Cym 9 8 17
Con 1 8 9
LibD 3 3 6
Others 0 0 0

Tories make substantial gains

The Conservatives have gained more than 1,300 seats in local government elections, easing the pressure on William Hague's leadership.



Good news for Hague
Celebrations for all
After 362 of 362 results
  Councils Councillors
  Gain Lose Control Gain Lose Elected
Lab 3 35 137 89 1239 4802
Con 48 0 61 1391 43 3766
LD 7 18 20 383 473 2609
SNP 0 2 1 41 24 208
PC 2 0 3 89 7 205
IND 2 5 18 174 299 1551
OTH 0 0 0 66 145 191
NOC 40 42 122 n/a n/a n/a
NOC - No overall control