Tuesday, 27 May 2014
The European Election Results of 2014 certainly produced three one-horse-races in island communities. As reported yesterday, the Liberal Democrats swept to victory in Shetland with the Scottish National Party over 750 votes behind them. Labour came in fifth, with the Conservatives just behind them.The poll was comparable in Orkney where the Lib Dems secured 1,825 votes, almost a thousand ahead of the SNP. The Conservatives came third, with Labour in sixth position. In the Western Isles the SNP piled up 3,310 votes with Labour trailing some 1,500 behind. UKIP beat the Conservatives for third place and the Liberal Democrats managed only 243 votes, under half the total of the Scottish Greens who were in fifth place.
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