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Only a few years ago Labour, then dominant across Scotland, used to boast that they had made the country a virtually “Tory-free zone”, returning just (...)

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson,  with Edinburgh Castle in the background, on Friday. Photograph: PA

Scotland is set for a nationalist minority government after the Scottish National Party recorded a “historic” third successive victory in elections to(...)

Paul Maskey of Sinn Féin (left), who has been elected in Belfast West,  congratulates fellow party member Gerry Kelly (right) on being elected as MLA for Belfast North, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Belfast North count is complete in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. It is a similar result as in 2011 - two seats to Sinn Féin, three to (...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon reacts as results come in at a Scottish Parliament election count at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Scotland is set for a nationalist minority government after the Scottish National Party recorded a third successive victory in elections to the devolv(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday; he exchanged smears and insults with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: PA Wire

Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions was among the most extraordinary and brutal such sessions the House of Commons has witnessed in recent years. D(...)

 Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson and Jen Wilson:  “ “Now that the step’s been taken the sky hasn’t fallen in in Scotland,” Ms Davidson said. “It’s just as it’s always been. Scotland hasn’t changed.”  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, and her Irish partner Jen Wilson, have called for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage refere(...)

 Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon was met with groans during an Edinburgh TV debate, when she indicated that a pledge to hold a second referendum would be included in the SNP’s manifesto for next year’s Holyrood elections. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that, as part of a deal to keep Labour in power in Westminster, the Scottish National Party (SNP) wi(...)

From left: Scotland’s Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, Labour leader Jim Murphy, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie during Tuesday night’s televised debate. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared that a vote for the Scottish National Party in next month’s Westminster elections “doesn’t mean t(...)

Alex Salmond and first minister-in-waiting Nicola Sturgeon after he stepped down from office yesterday. Photograph: PA

Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond stepped down from office yesterday, describing his seven years in charge of Scotland’s government as “the privi(...)

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown: he said that while he had no doubt the extra powers promised would come, “the question is whether we will secure our timetable for devolution with or without strings attached”. Photograph: Garry F McHarg/Reuters

Scottish MPs must not be banned from voting in the House of Commons on major issues, including income tax rates, said former Labour prime minister Go(...)

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