EU elections

It was good to see that the turnout was up in every council area. Despite three years of constant Brexit chatter, the electorate have remained engaged.

From an Inverclyde perspective this is a crushing victory for the SNP. We have been a consistent voice for remaining in the E.U. while the Labour and Conservative parties have given out mixed messages.

The result being that the SNP vote rose by 13.2% while Labour dropped by 21.2%. Nationwide, while the SNP top the poll and Labour are fifth. But the biggest and most obvious message is that Scotland’s politics is vastly different from England’s.