The Scottish National Party (SNP) ended 50 years of Labor dominance in Scotland in Thursday’s vote and Labor suffered heavy losses in local council elections in England and lesser losses in elections to the devolved Welsh assembly.”
This is a historic moment,” SNP leader Alex Salmond said. “The Labor Party has no moral authority left to govern Scotland.”
The SNP strongly supports Scottish independence and plans to put it on the ballot within three years.
From Red Squirrel in the comments here.
The SNP won the election by one seat. Overall, it was a disaster for small parties. Lots of work to do nowÃƒÂ¢Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ [The Scottish Socialist Party lost several seats]