With the 2019 general election in the books, what are the key numbers behind the result in Scotland? First of all, here are the headline figures:The SNP won 48 seats (but will only have 47 MPs - more on that later), and were runners up in the 11 others. Their 45% of the vote yielded 80% of the seats.The Conservatives won six seats and were runners up in 20, with their 25.1% of the vote netting them 10% of the seats.Labour held on to just one seat and were runners up in 25 - their 18.6% of the vote landing them only 1.6% of the seats.And the Lib Dems won four seats and were in second place in two others, taking 6.8% of the seats with 9.5% of the vote. Party Seats (change) 2019 vote share Share change 2019 votes Vote change SNP 48 (+13) * 45% +8.1 1,218,019 +240,450 Conservatives 6 (-7) 25.1% -3.5 681,953 -75,996 Lib Dems 4 (=) 9.5% +2.8 259,844 +80,783 Labour 1 (-6) 18.6% -8.5 505,793 -211,214 The first past the post electoral system used in Westminster elections played a … [Read more...] about Election 2019: the result in Scotland in numbers
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A Curious if somewhat unedifying chapter in royal history was written in 2001, when Prince Andrew was photographed on a yacht off Thailand surrounded by what red-top newspapers dubbed ‘a bevy of topless beauties’. He was said to be visiting the island of Phuket on a Christmas trip organised by Johan Eliasch, a Monaco-based tycoon behind the top sports brand Head. According to reports at the time, the billionaire had generously agreed to foot at least some of the bill for Andrew’s stay at the Amanpuri Hotel, an ultra-opulent establishment where villas cost up to £25,000 a night. The provenance of the yacht is unknown. Johan Eliasch, a Monaco-based tycoon behind the top sports brand Head, with Prince Andrew at Wimbledon in 2016 During the stay, the playboy antics of ‘Air Miles Andy’ sparked a predictable media rumpus. In particular, pictures of the Queen’s portly second son being massaged with sun-cream by skinny young women led to … [Read more...] about Revealed: How Prince Andrew used pseudonym to set up a secret firm with a sports tycoon who organised Thailand trip
THE Brexit Party will be announcing their plans for the country later today, although we don't exactly know when. Here's what we know so far about what to expect from Nigel's merry band of Brexiteers. When will the Brexit Party manifesto come out? The Brexit Party have confirmed they won't be releasing a manifesto. Speaking to LBC, leader Nigel Farage said the word 'manifesto' was a "horrible, horrible word that equates to 'lie'". Instead, the party will release a "contract with the British people", though it hasn't yet confirmed when or what the contract will say. A full list of policies can be found on the party's website.What have the Brexit Party announced? Farage called for migration to Britain to be slashed to 50,000 a year as he announced his party's general election policies today. The Brexit Party leader unveiled his party's election battle plan at this morning's Westminster launch. He also pledged to campaign for a "clean break" Brexit "from all EU institutions" as his party … [Read more...] about Brexit Party manifesto 2019 – policies and when does it launch?
She is the TV presenter and model who juggles raising two children with a growing health and wellness empire. And Rachael Finch has revealed just how she does it all, disclosing her time management tips for other mothers. Taking to Instagram on Friday, the 31-year-old explained the importance of mediating and 'scheduling as much as possible from home.' Mum's the word! Model Rachael Finch (pictured) has revealed her time management tips for busy mothers 'I honestly think my brain would be like scrambled eggs if I didn't allow it time out in the morning and afternoon [to meditate],' she wrote. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Just four days left in the classroom!' Former Miss Universe... Abs-solutely fantastic! Model Rachael Finch flaunts her... Rachael Finch shows off her washboard abs and lean physique... 'They need to appreciate what they have': Myer ambassador... Share this article Share 'I aim to … [Read more...] about Work from home, meditate in your Uber and plan your day the night before: Rachael Finch reveals her time management tips for busy mothers
EVERY Saturday, The Consumer Crew are here to solve your problems. Mel Hunter will take on readers’ consumer issues, Amanda Cable will give you the best advice for buying your dream home, Maddy Tooke rounds up the best coupons to save you money and Judge Rinder will tackle your legal woes. Jane Hamilton, property expert TRADITIONALLY December is viewed as the quietest month for home sales, with many estate agents shutting up shop for two weeks. But new research from Rightmove reveals the portal’s busiest day is December 30. Last Christmas, page views increased by 231 per cent between Christmas Day and January 2, as people started to think about moving in the New Year. So, we’ve teamed up with online agent Housesimple to cracker your Christmas sale . . .Dress for the occasion – Clear the decorations for the agent’s photos but dial up the cosy factor with cushions, scented candles and fairy lights. Tidy away big winter coats or boots. … [Read more...] about From tidying the garden to festive decorations, here are six tips on how to prepare to sell your house after Christmas