10 May 2021 - UK local elections
Winners and losers in the English, Scottish and Welsh elections
Laura Parnaby (Irish Examiner, 09/05/2021)
The SNP has stormed ahead in the Scottish Parliament election, sparking demands for a second independence referendum and creating a constitutional clash with the Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, Labour has suffered local and by-election defeats described by one shadow minister as “shattering”, while coming out top in the Welsh Senedd and so far winning 10 of the 13 mayoral positions in England.
Election 2021: The four key takeaways in maps and charts
(BBC News, 09/05/2021)
As the dust settles on a bumper crop of elections, what do we know now that we didn't on Thursday?
Scotland independence referendum is 'will of the people', says Nicola Sturgeon
(The Guardian, 09/05/2021)
Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to press ahead with plans for a new Scottish independence referendum. Scotland's first minister said it would be absurd for any politician in London to try to block a vote after results on Saturday showed the Scottish National party (SNP) well on course for a fourth consecutive term in office having triumphed in 62 of the 86 seats so far declared for the 129-seat parliament.
Scottish election 2021: The numbers behind the result
Philip Sim (BBC, 10/05/2021)
As the dust settles after a marathon two-day count and the winners prepare for life at Holyrood, we look at the facts and figures behind the story of the 2021 Scottish Parliament election.
The SNP has been handed a fresh five-year term in government at Holyrood, their fourth in a row.
By the time it is up in 2026, the party will have been in government for 19 years - and Nicola Sturgeon may be asking for votes from people who were born after she first entered government.