Election: In Scotland, separatists hold their breath

Election: In Scotland, separatists hold their breath

this Super thursday Local elections in the United Kingdom, with results slowly unfolding, test the popularity of Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party and the unity of the United Kingdom. Scottish nationalists want to achieve the greatest victory, forcing the head of the British government to accept a new consultation on the independence of Scotland.

In England, the results were announced well on Friday for the Conservatives, who gained ground and even won the Labor stronghold of Hartlepool (North East), which had always voted Labor in almost 50 years.

Expansion of growth Tory In 2019 Red wall Labor, affected by fragmentation in these areas of northern England and friendly to Brexit, this victory has consolidated the prime minister despite a series of scandals that have exposed very close links between power and private interests.

Scottish First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon reacted after being declared the winner of the Glasgow Southside seat on 7 May 2021.

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In Scotland on the other hand, Tory Away from a strong position and the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) separatists, Nicola Sturgeon, is popular.

According to the first results announced on Friday, his party has strengthened its position and appeased the Conservatives with two major constituencies, those of central Edinburgh and Iyer (West). SNP I won too East lothian, Near Edinburgh, for opposition to the Labor Party. But the party failed to win two other constituencies which were within its sightseeing.

At the end of the first day of counting, SNP Won 39 out of 48 seats declared. However, it is not certain to achieve its target on 65 of the 129 seats of the local Holyrode Parliament.

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Election expert John Curtis told the BBC that this was no longer possible, but not impossible SNP Reaches an absolute majority. For that, these are partial results. Evidence from opinion polls confirms that Scotland is fundamentally divided on the issue of its constitutional status.

Scottish Deputy Prime Minister John Swine said SNP By far the largest party in the Scottish Parliament.

Whether we will have an absolute majority, which has always been a very difficult mountain for us to climb, will be determined by the results announced today.

A quote from:John Swinney Scottish Deputy Prime Minister

However, he predicted that the majority of MPs would be Who have promised to hold an independence referendum on the future of Scotland, Remembering that it is also on the green schedule.

Boris Johnson, who has the final word on whether or not to authorize this referendum, strongly opposes it, believing that such a consultation could take place Once per generation. In the 2014 referendum, 55% of voters disapproved of independence.

I think a referendum in the present context is irresponsible and reckless, Boris Johnson repeated on a daily basis Wire.

Nicola Sturgeon played it safe, promising to hold a referendum Need time, Once the health crisis has gone away.

For its part, the Labor Party is upset after the embarrassing defeat of Labor, which has left party leader Keir Starr. Very disappointed. Called for questioning, he promised he would It’s all possible To gain the trust of voters, without announcing specific measures.

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The party can claim the victory of Joan Anderson as Mayor of Liverpool (Northern England). 47-year-old Labor expressed her Pride To become the first black woman to be elected head of a major British city.

In London, Labor Sadiq Khan, who became the first Muslim mayor of a large Western capital in 2016, favors a second term against his main rival, the conservative Shaun Bailey, but the expected results on Saturday evening are more promising. Be expected.

In Wales, the Labor Party has Above expectations And retaining its strongholds to the north, welcomed by Prime Minister Mark Drakeford of Welcome Labor, himself at Cardiff West.


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