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> Snp Takes Glasgow, Historic Scottish election defeat for Labour
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post 6th May 2011, 08:23am
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In an historic night of vote counting for yesterday's Scottish election, the SNP has gained a monumental victory in the city of Glasgow. For the first time in living memory, the majority of seats in a national election has been won by a political party that is not Labour.

In a truly startling, stupendous result in Glasgow Shettleston (the most deprived constituency in Scotland), the SNP has overturned bookie's odds of 1/250 for incumbent Labour MSP Frank McAveety to win a seat for the SNP's John Mason.

Similarly, in Glasgow Anniesland (the seat of former Labour First Minister Donald Dewar), where incumbent Labour MSP Bill Butler looked secure at 1/66, the SNP has made a ground-shaking gain in Labour's former heartland.

The SNP gains in full were:
  • Glasgow Anniesland
    Labour's Bill Butler (Odds: 1/66) loses the seat to SNP's Bill Kid
  • Glasgow Kelvin
    SNP's Sandra White beats Labour's Pauline McNeill (8/13)
  • Glasgow Cathcart
    Labour's Charlie Gordon (2/7) loses the seat to the SNP's James Dornan
  • Glasgow Shettleston
    Frank McAveety (1/250) loses his seat to former Glasgow East MP, the SNP's John Mason
  • Glasgow Southside
    SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon beats Labour's Stephen Curran (9/4)
Labour held on to three constituencies in the city: Maryhill & Springburn, Pollok and Provan.

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- GG   Snp Takes Glasgow   6th May 2011, 08:23am
- - mitchell   Seen that Martin, is that good or bad for Glasgow ...   6th May 2011, 08:48am
- - ashfield   Well I am not convinced it is good news, although ...   6th May 2011, 09:03am
- - ionnsaigh   As a Working Class Socialist ( Glaswegian ) I ca...   6th May 2011, 09:34am
- - fourbytwo   just exchanged one set of gangsters wearing red ro...   6th May 2011, 09:37am
- - TeeHeeHee   Interesting Times ...   6th May 2011, 09:54am
|- - ashfield   QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 6th May 2011, 11:02am)...   6th May 2011, 10:07am
|- - TeeHeeHee   QUOTE (ashfield @ 6th May 2011, 10:15am) ...   6th May 2011, 10:20am
- - Norman G   The SNP have been a breath of fresh air in power a...   6th May 2011, 10:08am
|- - nan mcdonald   QUOTE (Norman G @ 6th May 2011, 10:16am) ...   6th May 2011, 10:30am
|- - chas1937   QUOTE (Norman G @ 6th May 2011, 10:16am) ...   6th May 2011, 12:50pm
- - Rabbie   About time too, time will tell if this change is f...   6th May 2011, 10:27am
- - norrie123   Its long overdue for Glasgow to rid itself of Labo...   6th May 2011, 10:40am
- - Taylor9   Snp, God help us.   6th May 2011, 12:04pm
- - farci   Labour still controls the City Council so the real...   6th May 2011, 12:10pm
- - The Callands Rebel   Here's the meddling Virginian's take: Lab...   6th May 2011, 12:20pm
- - Heather   I voted for John Mason SNP although I don't ag...   6th May 2011, 12:47pm
- - Dylan   SNP--BNP. Same philosophy. Both need someone to ...   6th May 2011, 01:52pm
- - ashfield   Now that most of the results are it is shocking ho...   6th May 2011, 02:27pm
- - *James*   As a Glaswegian living in Somerset for 11 years, T...   6th May 2011, 02:44pm
- - marcam7   As a eastender who has been voting snp since 1970 ...   6th May 2011, 02:59pm
|- - bilbo.s   QUOTE (marcam7 @ 6th May 2011, 05:07pm) A...   6th May 2011, 03:20pm
- - hubert   Since I left Scotland on Sept 1959 I dont know muc...   6th May 2011, 04:18pm
- - Bill K   The best thing that has happened to Scotland in th...   6th May 2011, 05:37pm
- - norrie123   Hi ashfield, well perhaps we could have compulsary...   6th May 2011, 05:54pm
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