Blackford: Scottish voters have sent very clear message to Boris Johnson The Tories have suffered at the polls in the local elections, with their vote share dropping my more than 10% in multiple wards across the country. Scotland 'cranking up' towards second referendum - SNPThe SNP's deputy Westminster leader says success at the council elections is a mandate to "crank up" the campaign. Less than a third want independence referendum next year, poll suggestsLess than a third of people in Scotland support Nicola Sturgeon’s timetable for a second independence referendum next year, a new poll suggests. Scottish election results 2022: How did the SNP get so good at winning?Glenn Campbell looks at the winners and losers in Scotland's council elections. Scottish Tories blame Partygate as they suffer big losses in local electionThe Scottish Conservatives slipped to third place behind Labour in Scotland. Partygate dents Scottish Tories ahead of local electionsThe Partygate scandal could push the Scottish Tories into third behind Labour. Will the SNP ever fall to earth?The party has defied continual policy failures by persuading enough voters that independence is all that matters. Sturgeon ‘convinced’ Scots would vote for independence despite poll downturnCouncil elections will take place on Thursday.