The SNP have secured a comfortable victory in yesterday's Bo'ness and Blackness council by-election. There was an eleven-point increase in the party's share of the vote from the 2007 figure, but the result was uncannily similar to the by-election that was held in the same ward in 2009. Here are the vote shares for all the parties -
SNP 58% (+11) (-)
Labour 32% (-) (+2)
Conservatives 8% (-5) (-2)
The first percentage change figure for each party refers to the change since 2007, and the second to the change since 2009.
We're still awaiting the result of the Tain by-election, in which the SNP start from a very low base.