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> Snp Takes Glasgow, Historic Scottish election defeat for Labour
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post 6th May 2011, 06:15pm
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Labour casualties

It is in the west of Scotland, however, that the sheer scale of the victory can be gauged by counting Labour scalps taken against all expectations.

The list of casualties for Labour is shocking, and will deprive the party of some of its most experienced and sure-footed performers for the lifetime of the parliament.

In Glasgow, the city's Shettleston, Cathcart, Southside, Kelvin and Anniesland constituencies were all taken by the Nationalists with swings of between four and 12% from Labour.

The SNP's John Mason defeated former Labour minister Frank McAveety in Glasgow Shettleston.

Another shock saw the Nationalists' James Dornan take the city's Cathcart constituency, ousting Charlie Gordon - a former city council leader.

The SNP's Sandra White triumphed in the Kelvin constituency over Labour's Pauline McNeil.

In the newly created Glasgow Southside constituency, SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon overcame a slim notional Labour majority to defeat Stephen Curran.

Bill Kidd also defeated Labour's Bill Butler in Glasgow Anniesland by just seven votes following a prolonged recount.

When these victories are viewed on a political map, a swathe of SNP yellow cuts through Labour's previously rock-solid red heartland, linking with other gains in surrounding areas.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-13307893

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post 6th May 2011, 06:43pm
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QUOTE (norrie123 @ 6th May 2011, 07:02pm) *
Hi ashfield, well perhaps we could have compulsary voting but that may result in spoiled papers and create the same result, not enough people voting
I was going to say I was shocked at the low turn out in some areas but I am not
What was the overall Scottish turn out?
Bye for now, norrie

I was not serious about compusory voting, too many people are hard of thinking for that. It does get me that folk moan about councillors, MSPs and MPs but don't get out to register their vote. Can't find the overall percentage figure for Scotland but, based on what I've seen, I'd guess it will be around the mid-forties.

BTW, was that you growing the...........err....exotic plants in Rutherglen? If so, you should be ashamed of yourself............for not sharing laugh.gif


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post 6th May 2011, 06:45pm
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Some of us don't have a vote......... ( not too sure if I really want it ) ohmy.gif


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post 6th May 2011, 06:49pm
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I see my SNP MSP neice who was Elected on the Regional vote a few years ago has now been Elected in her own right taking a seat from Labour. smile.gif


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post 6th May 2011, 06:51pm
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ABSOLUTLY BRILLANT IVE BEEN A LABOUR MAN ALL MY LIFE BUT THE TIME LABOUR WERE IN POWER WAS ENOUGH FOR ME SO MY VOTE WENT TO (SNP) WAS SICK AND TIERD OF LABOUR TOW TOWING TO A ENGLISH GOVERMENT "SORRY MEANT BEGGING"FOR SCOTLAND FAIR SHARE OF CASH.IF I`AM HONEST THE SNP CAN`T DO ANY WORSE THAN LABOUR.PS i dont excuse the caps as i`am shouting it from the roof tops.
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post 6th May 2011, 07:04pm
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Ronnie do you think they were kow-towing as well.Cheers and enjoy your Friday night,Joop rolleyes.gif
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post 6th May 2011, 07:10pm
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Is this a step towards Scottish Independence?
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post 6th May 2011, 07:17pm
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post 6th May 2011, 07:25pm
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post 6th May 2011, 07:40pm
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post 6th May 2011, 07:47pm
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Hi Ashfield, not guilty, I am too busy trying to grow Sunflowers, can you smoke them biggrin.gif
From what I hear it wasnt that far from me
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post 6th May 2011, 07:47pm
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Evening all. Now comes the reality check. The main parties were all promising things that by all indepependant analyses cannot be afforded. The council tax freeze for example is good until you have to use council services. Boys football teams to senior citizens groups are in danger of winding up as they cant afford the new fees which in some cases have more than doubled and this is just the tip of the iceberg. I hope the SNP get it right for the sake of my kids and g/kids but the spectre of Ireland Greece and other countries whose economies have crashed rears its head. Cheers
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post 6th May 2011, 08:06pm
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post 6th May 2011, 08:07pm
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QUOTE (benny @ 6th May 2011, 09:14pm) *
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Aye, an' never mind this Status Quo, ah like thing the way they are huh.gif


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post 6th May 2011, 08:30pm
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Labour suffered a meltdown in their support in Glasgow. I wonder how much of that was due to the LLP's that Glasgow Labour created which did nothing for the public but was used to screw those who worked for the council.

How many of Bridget McConnells employees in the Culture & Sport (Or whatever they call it this week!) dept voted against Labour because they were abused by the same Labour Party? Ditto the employees in the Land & Environmental Dept who were bullied by Labour onto four days on/off with 12 hour shifts and nothing extra for weekend or public holiday work.
What goes around, comes around!

It will be interesting to see what happens at the next council elections.
As for voting, here, at my end of Gourlay St the powers that be decided we would have to go to Possilpark to vote, the rest of Gourlay St voted where we used to vote, Gourlay St school.

How many decided not to bother going round there, I wonder.

Now, I wonder which journalist will have the nerve to ask Tavish Scott what his position is now?

On the live BBC debate, when asked by a member of the audience would he support a referendum on Independence, he replied, evading the question as usual, 'If you support Independence, then vote for it on Thursday!'

The result, from Scotts perception of it, would appear to be clear.
Good luck to the SNP, they worked hard for the result and deserve credit for what they have achieved.

The Labour die-hards, of course, still bleat about cuts from Holyrood and stick their head in the sand and say 'It wasn't Labour that screwed the econemy, it was a big boy and he ran away!'

Just a footnote, I am not a member, nor have I ever been, of a political party.

I am, however, a member of that Clan, The Scottish Working Man!
Alex
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