#4 – Glasgow East
#3 – Glasgow South West
#2 – Perth and North Perthshire
#1 – North East Fife
#8 – Lanark and Hamilton East
#7 – Rutherglen and Hamilton West
#6 – Airdrie and Shotts
#5 – Stirling
We bring our busy November to a close with two by-elections in the former Grampian (gone but not forgotten) region. With the general election looming ever closer, I again remind folk that these are not predictive of results for MP seats that could see turnout twice as high.
#12 – Inverclyde
#11 – Glasgow North East
#10 – Motherwell and Wishaw
#9 – Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
November’s flurry of council by-elections hit its peak this week, with three by-elections. With a General Election looming, I remind readers not to hook too many theories about the national situation on the shoogly peg of a handful of local by-elections.
We know the 4 Westminster parties are standing everywhere, but who else will we see on ballot papers across Scotland?
#16 – Argyll & Bute
#15 – Edinburgh South West
#14 – Midlothian
#13 – Dunfermline and West Fife
Everyone may be focused on the Westminster General Election right now, but local democracy stops for nothing. For people desperate to foolishly attempt to read national runes from local by-elections, Shetland Islands Council’s Independent tendencies are going to leave you pretty disappointed.
#20 – Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
#19 – Glasgow North
#18 – Edinburgh North and Leith
#17 – Central Ayrshire