Roundup, Wednesday 10 May 2017

4 May local election results

Party Seats +/- Votes Vote % % +/-
SNP 431 6 607,747 32.3 0.0
Conservative 276 161 477,124 25.4 +12.1
Labour 262 -132 376,799 20.0 -11.4
Lib Dem 67 -4 130,018 6.9 +0.3
Green 19 5 75,669 4.0 +1.7
UKIP 0 0 2,869 0.2 -0.1
Independents/other 173 -31 209,131 11.1 -2.6

Source: Britain Elects

Sources of data and statistics

We’ve added a page linking to various sources of data and statistics relating to Scotland and the wider world, including GDP of Scotland and its regions, trade, population, politics, energy, health, and the environment. Check it out here and let us know if we’ve missed anything.

Roundup, Sunday 19 March 2017

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Has the Scottish Government budget increased or decreased since 2010?

Full Fact, a UK fact checking charity, has posted an analysis of whether the Scottish Government budget has been cut since 2010.

It also has posts on the attainment gap (“…actually a slightly smaller gap than is the case in England and compared to the average of the mainly wealthy countries covered by the PISA figures”), and whether there is demand in Scotland for a second independence referendum.