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...
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
4.9% BNP (lose deposit)
3.9 % Solidarity
Swing by party