The SNP has won five council by-elections across Glasgow and in Hamilton South, with an overall swing of almost 20% from Labour to the SNP recorded in each of these elections.
Only one of these seats, though, was a take from another party. The other four were by elections caused by the election of the former SNP councillors concerned as SNP MPs in the May 2015 UK General Election.
This is why there is no change at the moment to the Labour leadership pf Glasgow City Council.
The one take in the series of five wins saw Anna Richardson take Langside in Glasgow from the Scottish Greens. Here, again, no quarter was given to the Greens in return for their doughty but self destructive support for indyef 1 – regardless of the fact that the SNP Scottish Government prospectus for that was a big oil agenda.
Also in Glasgow, Alex Wilson, Greg Hepburn and Eva Bolander were respectively elected in Craigton, Calton and Anderston/City, following the election of SNP councillors to Westminster.
In the Hamilton South ward of South Lanarkshire, John Ross was elected as the new SNP Councillor with 48% of the vote. Across Glasgow, the SNP vote increased to 52%. We do not yet have the turnout figures.