Watch: Glasgow City Council Elections 2017

Nathanael Williams

Watch coverage of the Glasgow City Council 2017 count  with Independence Live

COMMONSPACE AND INDEPENDENCE LIVE are at the Glasgow City Council count today (Friday 5 April) to see the results of this year’s local elections which see the Scottish Labour party defend the city’s local government from a confident SNP.

Watch our coverage below of the unfolding results as we see if Labour can hold on to the city chambers or if the SNP can break their four-decade long hold on power.

The SNP has fielded 56 candidates in total, Scottish Labour has fielded 43, while the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives both had 23 and the Greens with 20.

Additionally, the Scottish Tories will also try to add to their single councillor who was elected in 2012 and a surprise Holyrood election which saw them return two regional MSPs for the city in 2016.

Both the Scottish Greens and Tories are also looking to extend their influence in the city. 

Picture courtesy of Independence Live

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