Reactions and all the latest results after Thursday’s elections in Scotland, England and Wales
- Nicola Sturgeon plays down SNP prospects after pro-UK tactical voting
- Jackie Baillie retains Dumbarton seat
- Starmer says Labour has spent too long talking to itself
- Former Plaid Cymru leader loses Rhondda Senedd seat
- Liverpool votes in UK’s first directly elected black female mayor
- 2021 elections: results for the English local, Scottish and Welsh polls
Nicola Sturgeon has played down the prospects of winning an overall Holyrood majority despite a late surge in wins for the Scottish National party.
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The first minister and Scottish National party leader told reporters in Glasgow “a majority has always been a very, very long shot” as counts across the country showed support for sitting Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat candidates.