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Final local election results

I was a bit wrong in my premature analysis, it would seem:

The SNP did rather better than I thought, as did the Tories. Labour still did a lot better than everyone was expecting, though. Apart from the Scottish situation (which was hardly a disaster, even if the SNP do have one more seat than them), they’ve got off lightly. They should all be breathing a big sigh of relief. (Good Scottish elections analysis at The Select Society, by the by.)

(Image stolen and swiftly spliced together from the BBC’s three maps of the English, Welsh and Scottish results. For non-Brits, red is Labour, blue Tory, orange Lib Dem, yellow the Scottish National Party, green the Welsh nationalists Plaid Cymru, and black is no overall control.)