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Tory Blame Game Begins As Party Slumps Behind Labour In Scotland

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Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross

A Tory blame game has erupted in Scotland after the party suffered a disastrous night in the local elections.

The Conservatives lost councillors across the country as they dropped to third place behind Labour and the SNP.

Allies of Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross blamed the partygate scandal at Westminster and Boris Johnson’s unpopularity north of the border for the dramatic downturn in the party’s fortunes.

But others said Ross’s decision to withdraw his call for the prime minister’s resignation had damaged the Tories’ electoral prospects.

After the results in six of Scotland’s 32 local authorities had been declared, the Conservatives had already lost 21 councillors, with........

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