The National:

YOU might think after a disastrous night for the Tories, their members might take the time to reflect on why voters turned against them but that’s just now how things operate.

MSP Stephen Kerr has somehow managed to make it about Scotland, despite all three by-elections taking place in England.

The Tories lost two safe seats in Selby and Ainsty and in Somerton and Frome in what polling experts said spelled “deep electoral trouble” for the Tories.

Labour blamed their loss in Boris Johnson’s old constituency, Uxbridge and South Ruislip, on London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Ulez policy.

Rather than reflect on his party’s own failings though, MSP for Central Scotland Kerr tweeted: “With the Conservatives holding Uxbridge in West London, Labour have descended into infighting over the causes – namely their Mayor’s Ulez  rollout.

“That’s Labour and the SNP now embroiled in personal battles. The Conservatives continue to be the only party working!”

You almost have to commend Kerr for his belief that the party he represents continue to be “working” after such devastating results.

Many on Twitter were quick to point out the flaws in Kerr’s keen analysis with crime writer Neil Broadfoot labelling him “delusional”.

READ MORE: Humza Yousaf's spokesperson hits back at Martin Compston story

He said: “This is great. Delusional (and in Kerr’s case, unelected) Tories given just enough false hope by Uxbridge to believe they have a chance at the General Election.

“Tick tock, an electoral wipe-out is coming.”

Elsewhere, the account for Kiki’s Chocolates, based in the Scottish Borders, said: “This is a parody account isn’t it?”

Many others also commented with one person saying Kerr was “utterly desperate” while another pointed out that losing two out of the three seats up for grabs “isn’t the win you think”.