Nicola Sturgeon’s birthday celebration took 64 seats in Thursday’s vote – 62 in constituencies and one on the Highlands and Islands and another in the South Scotland regional checklist – one skittish of a majority nonetheless wisely sooner than the Tories on 31 seats.
With the failure to reach abet 65 MSPs, the case for another independence referendum is weakened, nonetheless the Scottish Greens provide an total reliable-independence majority of 72 seats.
“It’s the need of the country.
“Provided that waste end result, there could be merely no democratic justification in any procedure for Boris Johnson or any individual else seeking to dam the genuine of the people of Scotland to preserve our future.”
Shaun Bailey says the people of London by no manner wrote him off
In a concession speech the Conservative candidate stated: “I became once written off by pollsters, by journalists, by fellow politicians candidates. I’ve been a poor boy, whose been homeless, who has worked in formative years services and products.
“In case you’ve considered the things I’ve considered you label that Londoners are generous in spirit and could per chance additionally composed provide you with a hearing.”
He thanks people that gave a possibility to a “younger unlit boy from Ladbroke Grove.”
“All here’s imaginable thanks to my mum.”
To Sadiq Khan he wants him to repeat that: “Of us that peek enjoy me are 4x extra likely to be murdered than people that peek much like you.”
He jokes he should always ascertain the numbers on whether or no longer he can maintain the Mayor to story in the London Assembly. “It’s been a long road nonetheless I’ve loved every minute of it.”
Oh yes he Khan! Sadiq wins highly contested Mayoral war
Labour’s Sadiq Khan has officially won a 2nd timeframe because the Mayor of London.
For the following three years, he’s going to wait on in the role as it went to a 2nd round of votes between his closest rival Shaun Bailey.
Sadiq acquired a complete of 1,260,034 votes to Mr Bailey’s admirable 977,601 votes in a shut bustle election.
We’re composed waiting for 2nd prefs to be added nonetheless Ross Lydall has Sadiq unsurprisingly at the waste
Boris Johnson invites Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford to ‘Crew UK’
Boris Johnson has written to Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford to congratulate them on their election victories and invite them to a summit on how “Crew UK” can get better from the pandemic.
He stated the people of the UK are “simplest served when we work collectively”.
In his letter, he pointed to the vaccine roll-out in addition to the toughen for jobs and businesses as successes for the union. He known as on Sturgeon and Drakeford to “expose the identical spirit of solidarity and co-operation that marked our fight against the pandemic”.
An expansive victory again for Sadiq Khan.
After a limited lengthen Metropolis and East first preference votes
Shaun Bailey Con: 58,145
Sian Berry Green 13,615
Count Binface: 1,968
Laurence Fox Reclaim: 3,174
Sadiq Khan Lab: 99,971
Labour’s Unmesh Desai wins the London Assembly seat. He thanks the employees at the Excel and police and security. Above all he wants to thank the perfect people in the perfect fragment of London and thanks them for their have faith. He says “you don’t preserve people as a proper, you mark them and could per chance additionally label their have faith.”
He says Labour could per chance additionally composed be daring, visionary and spin forward to the future with confidence and hope.
As London is saved waiting for a end result Manchester’s unique mayor is lapping it up
You had one job…
Motive of the lengthen Rachael Burford studies that workers at the Metropolis & East count at the Excel came across three unopened containers of votes after everything else had been counted. Doh!
Don’t obtain locked in Rachael
London’s female candidates pose for a photos they expect the final results to reach in at Metropolis Hall
More fallout from Labour MPs after the reported sacking of Angela Rayner
Clive Lewis, another MP from the left-wing of the birthday celebration, branded the field a “mess”.
Richard Burgon MP, old shadow justice secretary and prominent left-wing critic, stated: “Instead of making progress in the main areas we desire to win abet, at these elections we’ve long past backwards – it is far going to’t spin on.
“There could per chance additionally composed now be a distinct Labour Procure collectively convention the set the leadership outlines its notion to flip this around and seeks the confidence of the birthday celebration for it.”
Shadow faculties minister Wes Streeting stated: “I’m undecided that’s the case, I haven’t heard anything from the birthday celebration officially about any of this.
“Angela Rayner is the deputy leader of the Labour Procure collectively, she’s no longer going anywhere, she’s a formidable campaigner, (she) socks it to the Tories.”