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Scottish National Party suffers losses in the UK election

The Scottish National Party (SNP) lost 21 seats in Britain’s June 8 general election. The party had proposed to hold a second referendum on independence from the UK – a plan which has now suffered a setback.

The Scottish National Party (SNP) lost 21 seats in Britain’s June 8 general election.

The party had proposed to hold a second referendum on independence from the UK – a plan which has now suffered a setback.

In contrast to the SNP’s performance, the Conservative Party made gains in Scotland.

Al Jazeera’s Julie Macdonald reports from Edinburgh.