Chris Law, a pony-tailed sometime documentary film maker who once owned a business that led motorcycle trips through the Himalayas, took West Dundee. Last year, he campaigned for independence by driving across the Scottish Highlands in a converted military vehicle:

Joanna Cherry, a lawyer who was one of Scotland’s first specialist sex crime prosecutors and now specializes in personal injury cases, won the southwest Edinburgh seat.

Yes, there are a lot of newly-elected women. In March, the SNP voted in changes that would boost the number of female candidates for open seats, and introduce an all-female list of candidates for one constituency, which raised women to 36% of the overall candidates.

The SNP’s sweep will almost certainly mean another vote on Scottish independence, even though the financial justification for Scotland remaining on its own is based on a generous estimate of the North Sea’s reserves, and an oil price of $100 a barrel, nearly double what it is now. This time, the results may be vastly different. As 50for15 reported from Dundee in April: “One small elderly woman we spoke to enthusiastically told us that if she saw the Prime Minister in the street, she’d very much like to punch him in the face.”

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