As-it-happened: Scottish council election results

Key points

  • The fate of more than 1,200 council seats in Scotland was revealed during a Friday results day.
  • Electors went to the polls on Thursday in a Scotland-wide election to decide all 32 of the country's councils.
  • The proportional representation system of STV was used instead of the first-past-the-post system, which is used for other elections.
  • As in England, the Lib Dems had a bad election - losing seats to both the SNP and Labour.
  • The Tories also lost seats in the council contest.
  • Labour did well in Scotland's biggest cities - securing overall control of Glasgow and being the biggest party in Edinburgh.

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  • Steven Brocklehurst 
  • Deirdre Kelly 
  • Andrew Black 

Last updated 4 May 2012

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