UK: May Plays Down Talk Of Possible Landslide General Election Victory

UK: May Plays Down Talk Of Possible Landslide General Election Victory

The projections were calculated based on first preference votes cast at last week's local elections, which the party believes is likely to reflect voting patterns on 8 June.

"Now more than ever before there is a need to send strong voices for Scotland to stop the Tories from doing whatever they like".

The SNP remains the largest party in local government with 431 councillors voted in, up slightly from its total of 425 in 2012.

The SNP won 33 seats to Labour's 32, but the Conservatives pulled off a major shock having 10 councillors returned while there are two independents.

Party insiders said the Scottish Conservatives leader was "parking her tanks on Alex Salmond's lawn" after ousting an SNP councillor in Inverurie.

"When it comes down to it, they will be backing the SNP all the way as we see time and again in parliament".

Across Scotland, in an echo of the Glasgow council result, there appeared a number of extraordinary Tory gains.

"We won the local government election in Gordon this week, beating the SNP into second place".

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has declared only her party can lead the "fightback against the SNP", as the Tories made big gains in the council elections. "And yet they lost the election yesterday".

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In a series of eyebrow-raising results, the Tories also won a seat in Cowdenbeath, where previous year the UK's last elected Communist stood down, and even in Ravenscraig.

He added: "Here in the North East of Scotland we're hoping to take control of Aberdeen, which would be also be a major moment, so these are two very important moments". It is pretty clear that Theresa May, on the strength of support in England, is going to win the general election.

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

The Tories gained 36.1 per cent of the vote, up from 31.1 per cent in 2015, while the SNP saw their share fall sharply from 49.5 per cent to 31.6 per cent.

But matters could be complicated by the lack of overall majorities, and complex talks are now getting under way across Scotland to try to stitch together either formal coalitions or informal deals to give councils workable administrations.

MSP Douglas Ross is the Tory candidate in Moray, and Ms Davidson said there is "a real titanic battle" between him and Mr Robertson for the seat. "A vote for any other party simply risks letting the SNP back in, and increases the risk of another unwanted referendum". To show they can't take Scotland for granted.

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".

"The people have their say at the ballot box and I think the north-east of Scotland has a way of bringing people who make vainglorious boasts down to earth with a sharp bump".