Read about the 2016 Scottish Parliament election, held on Thursday 5 May. The election saw the SNP, led by Nicola Sturgeon, lose its overall majority in the Scottish Parliament. But it remained the largest party (two seats short of a majority). The Liberal Democrats, led by Willie Rennie, won five seats, the same number as before.


Good news from a key Lib Dem electoral battleground

Absent a rusty political tidal wave generator being found in the basement of party HQ, the way back for the Liberal Democrats is via well-organised and effective grassroots campaigning. Hence the importance of Edinburgh Western. … Read the full post »