Explainer: The four major battles in Scotland's council elections
Why the council elections are so different depending on what part of Scotland you live in
IN NATIONAL ELECTIONS its common to try and follow national trends and report who ‘won’ the most votes and seats across the country. But in this May’s council elections that is a very difficult task.
In fact there are many election wards in Scotland where the main five parties have no candidates at all. In different parts of the country there will be different ‘winners’ - with parties seeking seats and then coalitions across 32 different council authorities.