The Scottish Conservatives will not support any request for a second independence referendum, Jackson Carlaw has said.
A second vote on Scottish independence is now a “democratic right” after the SNP’s victory in Scotland in a “watershed” General Election, Nicola Sturgeon has declared.
Cases of suspected voter fraud in several constituencies have been reported to police.
The UK has been left in a “constitutional crisis”, SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford has warned as he insisted the “right thing” for the PM to do would be to permit a second vote on Scottish independence.
After Jo Swinson failed to hold her East Dunbartonshire seat, former deputy leader Sir Ed Davey and Baroness Sal Brinton will become the Liberal Democrats’ joint acting leaders.
Nicola Sturgeon was filmed celebrating after the SNP claimed the Westminster seat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson, with the victory display described as “unacceptably ungracious” by a Lib Dem MP.
Nicola Sturgeon is set for a showdown with Prime Minister Boris Johnson as she insisted the SNP’s election success gives her a “renewed, refreshed and strengthened” mandate for a second vote on Scottish independence.