After an intense and exhausting Local Council campaign, we can take pride in the fact that last Friday saw the SNP enjoy the best local election results in our party’s history!

In Glasgow Kelvin all our sitting councillors were successfully returned and we remain the largest party on Glasgow City Council. Welcome to new councillor Roza Salih, our first asylum seeker councillor and congratulations to Susan Aitken and her hard working SNP group.

On the other side of the country the SNP made history when Simita Kumar became the first BAME woman to be elected to the City of Edinburgh Council. Many of our other excellent BAME candidates were elected to councils around the country. They will be fantastic representatives who will serve their communities with distinction and keep the momentum going for indyref2!

For our colleagues who didn’t quite make it this time, whether you were attempting to win or hold a seat, I want to thank you for all your hard work and dedication. It is great to watch others win, but bitter sweet when that is not your experience. Take time to gather your strength so you can return reinvigorated, if you wish, for future campaigns and elections. Onwards and upwards!

This election has once again confirmed the SNP as Scotland’s dominant political force. Our resounding victory is even more remarkable given we’ve been in government at Holyrood for 15 years. We said clearly that this election was an opportunity for voters to send a message to Boris Johnson that we have had enough of his sleaze-ridden, law-breaking Westminster government, and they have certainly done that with a vengeance!

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