It’s been a dramatic year in politics in the UK, and even going back to the start of the year feels like a completely different world.
Against a GB-wide backdrop of Brexit Party success, Scotland elects 3 SNP, 1 Brexit, 1 Lib Dem and 1 Conservative MEP to serve for who knows how long in the European Parliament.
It’s day two of the Long Wait for Results, which means it’s time for the second half of those key EU Battlegrounds in Scotland.
After one of the most acrimonious elections the UK has yet seen, polls closed in the unexpected EU Elections yesterday. But with votes unable to be counted until the rest of the EU finishes voting on Sunday night, you might have an elections itch you can’t quite scratch.
We’re now just one week away from the elections that weren’t meant to happen. Next Thursday the 23rd of May, voters in Scotland and across the UK will go to the polls to elect members to the European Parliament to serve for… weeks? Months? Years?
After nearly a year’s absence, YouGov have finally re-emerged with an absolute peach of a Scottish poll. All three parliaments plus the first proper Independence VI since December, making it almost worth the wait.
The election no one expected is officially going ahead. With a Brexit extension until Halloween, the UK is obliged to elect MEPs to the European Parliament. A total of 49 candidates are standing for 8 parties or as independents, compared to 54 candidates across 9 parties in 2014.
As a reminder, in 2014 Scotland elected two MEPs each from the SNP and Labour, plus one apiece from the Conservatives and UKIP.