Scottish referendum in doubt after steep losses for SNP in UK vote

(CNN)Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon’s continued support for a second independence referendum appears to have backfired, after her party endured a series of shock defeats in Thursday’s UK general election.

The party lost a total of 21 seats across Scotland, including that of SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson, and former party leader and SNP heavyweight Alex Salmond.
The sizable losses appear to have been a repudiation of the party’s promise to send Scots back to the polls for a second independence vote.
    In the early hours of Friday morning, Sturgeon admitted the poor results meant she would need to “reflect” on the appetite for a referendum.

    UK Election 2017 results


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