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Argyll and Bute Council
The number of independent councillors on Argyll and Bute Council fell by five from 15 to 10, leaving the SNP as the largest party despite losing two seats.
The Conservatives gained five seats, rising from four to nine.
The Lib Dems made rare gains, moving from four to six.
Argyll and Bute had been run by a coalition of independent Lib Dem/Conservatives and non-aligned councillors.