Friday, 13 November 2009

SNP concede defeat in Glasgow NE - Update: full results


Dinnae cry son...

Hot off the wire - Without doubt the least surprising by-election result ever in Glasgow NE; the SNP have conceded defeat, despite the count not being completed.

There is some speculation that Labour may not have only won, surprising enough to some - but have achieved an astonishing 50% share of the vote - we'll find out soon enough.

New Labour will be celebrating, but would be ill advised to take this result as some sign of an impending turnaround in their standing south of the border.

The SNP?  They were always unlikely to take this seat, and should accept that much of Glasgow and the west coast is avowedly anti-independence, don't trust the SNP and stalwartly, and often illogically, Labour - there are two sides to the independence argument, and not all Scots are convinced of its verity. A dose of realism will do the SNP machine no harm, a bit of humility Mr Salmond.

Personally? I would have liked to see Tommy Sheridan take it...


EDIT 01:55

Votes cast:

CHARLIE BAILLIE - BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY - 1013
WILLIAM BAIN - LABOUR - 12231
EILEEN BAXENDALE - LIBERAL DEMOCRATS - 474
MEV BROWN - INDEPENDENT - 32
COLIN CAMPBELL - THE INDIVIDUALS LABOUR AND TORY (TILT) - 13
RUTH DAVIDSON - CONSERVATIVES - 1075
DAVID DOHERTY - SCOTTISH GREENS - 332
MIKEY HUGHES - INDEPENDENT - 54
DAVID KERR - SNP - 4120
LOUISE McDAID - SOCIALIST LABOUR PARTY - 47
KEVIN MCVEY - SCOTTISH SOCIALIST PARTY - 152
TOMMY SHERIDAN - SOLIDARITY - 794
JOHN SMEATON - INDEPENDENT BACKED BY THE JURY TEAM - 258

43 votes were rejected
20638 votes were cast

Share by party

58.4 % Labour
20% SNP
5.2% Conservative
4.9% BNP (lose deposit)
3.9 % Solidarity

Swing by party

Labour +6%
SNP +2%
Con +5%
BNP +2%
Sol +4%
Others -19%

4 comments:

  1. The hard pounding of the snp cannons fall silent the fog of battle slowly clears to reveal.
    The shining citadel of a Labour Glasgow North East glinting in the early morning sun..

    the people of Glasgow North East have spoken
    and with once voice they have cryed out......

    FREEDOM! from the snp

    posted all over the nats blogs..mainly to annoy them ha!ha!HA!

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  2. off home in a mo call in me inlaws to feed the cats etc at 2.30 in the morning as haven't got time tommorow........they have jetted off to dubai

    stopping here

    http://www.hilton.co.uk/dubaijumeirah

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  3. Good night Mr M - just waiting on the final declaration.

    Nice hotel - very bourgeois.

    Nothing like an all too rare opportunity to slap down those arrogant Nats, you go...

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  4. Aye Wardog - record low turnout - suspicious additions to the ER and tons of postal ballots. I think Labour probably took the seat but were not going to chance an upset.

    Looking at how parties fared I'm surprised by the size of the Tory vote and the dismal showing of the left. The socialist vote combined fared worse than the BNP.

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