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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:00 PM

5. That's a tough call, and beyond my powers of prediction.

Argyll & Bute went SNP at the last Westminster election (well, only three other contituencies in Scotland didn't!). The Holyrood election boundaries don't quite coincide and we had the D'Hondt system to contend with at that election, so it's hard to use it as a basis.

It was traditionally Lib Dem country when we first moved here. We in this immediate area used to be lumped in with Dumbarton (and some doucer parts west of Glasgow), which was yer typical wannabe Red Clyde council till petty corruption by some councillors played its part, but then there was a boundary change (with great hopes of the grass being greener in sunny Argyll & Bute from the lumpentorytariat, and it hasn't worked out that way), but has long suffered from these infernal "independents" queering the pitch. They're a mix of Tories too feart to declare as such, apolitical grifters and the genuinely non-aligned (usually right-of-centre but not necessarily unreasonable or incompetent).

It'll likely be a wary and possibly unstable coalition of some sort, but hopefully not with Dick Walsh in charge. We're talking small-time rural mafia here.

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