Labour heading for second in Scottish elections as Tory vote plummets

Party set to become closest challenger to SNP after gains including West Dunbartonshire

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Scottish Labour is set to become the closest challenger to Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National party after Conservative support plunged to its worst electoral result in a decade.

Labour enjoyed an unexpected win in SNP-controlled West Dunbartonshire, taking overall control of the council, as it won a swathe of seats across Scotland’s 32 councils and made surprise gains, putting it on course to take the second largest share of the vote.

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