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> Labour Routed In Glasgow, Every Labour MP in city loses their seat
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post 8th May 2015, 07:43am
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It took only a few hours for Labour's Glasgow citadel to crumble to the ground after years of uninterrupted mismanagement and contempt for Scotland's largest city. At 3am this morning, Patrick Grady became the first SNP MP elected for the party in Glasgow during a General Election, when he ousted Anne McKechin from the Glasgow North constituency by a margin of almost two to one.

After that unprecedented event, all of Glasgow's sitting Labour MPs – most of whom thought they would be in a cushy job for life – tumbled like shaking dominoes. Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran was next to be resolutely voted out by the scunnered voters of Glasgow East, the poorest, most deprived constituency in the UK. Not far behind, both in time and in the scale of endemic deprivation of the constituency, was Willie Bain, who 'nominally' represented Glasgow North East. With electoral swings that broke British records, Ian Davidson, Tom Harris, Anas Sarwar and John Robertson were all swiftly removed from their seats by the long-suffering people of Glasgow.

As the defeated and clearly shocked Labour MPs departed the count at the Emirates Arena – itself a shining symbol of how Labour has abandoned its once-proud working class history in the pursuit of style over substance – only a few party supporters remained to hear the SNP victory speeches.

Natalie McGarry, the newly-elected MP for Glasgow East by an overwhelming 10,387 votes, overturning a Labour lead of 11,840 votes, said:

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"I would like to thank the constituency for placing their trust in me. My pledge to you is to be accessible and vocal on your behalf but also listening and active.

This victory is not for me alone; it is for every mother who has queued for a food bank, every member of the disabled community who has had benefits slashed, and for every lone parent who has suffered at the hands of austerity.

Whatever your opinion on Scotland's future may be, we have a lot of work to do. This election is about sharing the voices of people who live in Glasgow East.

We will fight for an end to austerity and the cuts tearing people's lives apart and some community like those in the east end. "

On a night of unrelenting failure, humiliation and embarrassment for the party, Jim Murphy, the Glasgow-born leader of Scottish Labour, lost his seat in East Renfrewshire after his 10,000 majority was unceremoniously overturned by the SNP's Kirsten Oswald. Following Murphy's defeat, ex-Labour MPs called for the Scottish Labour leader – who won his first Westminster election under Tony Blair – to resign immediately.

Across Scotland, the SNP won 56 of 59 Westminster seats.

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon with her 'magnificent seven' Glasgow MPs.


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post 8th May 2015, 09:27am
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To be honest, Labour were asking for it. Now, if we can get rid of them from the City Council, that would be great.

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**Liam**
post 8th May 2015, 09:53am
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Glasgow lost its soul last night. Socialism is a nobler aspiration than nationalism. Independence will make the poor poorer.

The radical left in Scotland has been conned by the yellow rosettes.
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post 8th May 2015, 09:58am
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I don't know what the voters of Glasgow were thinking of. Fair enough a lot of voters want an independent Scotland, and I have no problem with that. But what voters all over the country have done is play in to the dirty, backstabbing Tories!
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post 8th May 2015, 10:01am
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Time to get rid of the Ballast. I remember when as an apprentice one of my favourite journeymen was made Foreman and I was taken by surprise by how he changed everything around and when I mentioned how surpried I was he told me, "A new broom sweeps clean".

I guess we'll see some wet sawdust being sprinkled on the floor now as the New Broom starts to shift the dirt now.

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post 8th May 2015, 10:09am
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QUOTE (ElliotShinwell @ 8th May 2015, 11:06am) *
I don't know what the voters of Glasgow were thinking of. Fair enough a lot of voters want an independent Scotland, and I have no problem with that. But what voters all over the country have done is play in to the dirty, backstabbing Tories!

Perhaps if they hadn't climbed into bed with the "dirty, backstabbing Tories" and fought a positive campaign they may have faired a bit better Elliot.
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post 8th May 2015, 10:14am
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It would not have mattered if Labour had won all 59 seats in Scotland we would still have a Tory government, we can't blame people in Scotland for a Tory England win, it does show that no matter how we vote up here we will always get shafted.
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post 8th May 2015, 10:26am
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QUOTE (ElliotShinwell @ 8th May 2015, 11:06am) *
I don't know what the voters of Glasgow were thinking of. Fair enough a lot of voters want an independent Scotland, and I have no problem with that. But what voters all over the country have done is play in to the dirty, backstabbing Tories!

Your famous surname may or may not have connections with the late 'Manny'? Suffice to say towers of the labour party such as him would be turning in his grave at recent antics of the Labour party in Scotland. It is sad to see how the once great Labour movement has been abused in recent years. Particularly by the Glasgow 7. It is now time to look forward with MPs who put Glasgow Electorate at front and centre of all they do.
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post 8th May 2015, 10:38am
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QUOTE (*Liam* @ 8th May 2015, 11:01am) *
Glasgow lost its soul last night. Socialism is a nobler aspiration than nationalism. Independence will make the poor poorer.

The radical left in Scotland has been conned by the yellow rosettes.


I'd take those grapes back to the shop Liam, they taste really sour. yes.gif
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post 8th May 2015, 10:40am
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QUOTE (*Liam* @ 8th May 2015, 10:01am) *
Glasgow lost its soul last night. Socialism is a nobler aspiration than nationalism. Independence will make the poor poorer.

The radical left in Scotland has been conned by the yellow rosettes.

From what I've seen, radicals, on the left or the right, usually have little compassion for anything other than their own views.

You must be blind in your views if you are unable to see how stagnant the so-called Labour Party in Scotland had become.
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**big les glasgow**
post 8th May 2015, 10:44am
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Let this be the end of cushy seats for life for ourcouncillors, as a retired Glesca printer, we were only as good as the work we done all our life to keep our jobs and it was that way till I retired at 65 after 50 years with the Glasgow branch of the printing union ... so number one thing the crowd that has gone never done was look after our International airport and let Edinburgh steal all the European flights ... isn't it terrible for example when we have to trail to Edinburgh get a flight to Madrid as Glasgow has no direct flights as one example ... we are just hearing that Edinburgh has a plane a minute and had to change their flight plan over the capital!!! So come on Glasgow let show the wee Capital Old Glagow Toon can take over all these flights and save Glasgow folk and West of Scotland having to trek through to there for a flight... lets get back to the days of Mr Happy!!

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post 8th May 2015, 10:46am
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QUOTE (*Liam* @ 8th May 2015, 10:01am) *
Glasgow lost its soul last night. Socialism is a nobler aspiration than nationalism. Independence will make the poor poorer.

The radical left in Scotland has been conned by the yellow rosettes.

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post 8th May 2015, 10:47am
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QUOTE (amclpreston @ 8th May 2015, 11:48am) *
You must be blind in your views if you are unable to see how stagnant the so-called Labour Party in Scotland had become.


And that sums up the Labour party in Scotland. thumbup.gif
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post 8th May 2015, 10:52am
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QUOTE (*Colin* @ 8th May 2015, 10:22am) *
It would not have mattered if Labour had won all 59 seats in Scotland we would still have a Tory government, we can't blame people in Scotland for a Tory England win, it does show that no matter how we vote up here we will always get shafted.

Its a shameful day for Scotland - we have voted for a separatist party who would gladly cut the poor south of the border or anywhere else adrift. The same party who ushered in Margaret Thatcher has helped cement David Cameron into Downing Street. I had to laugh at the bluster of Salmond this morning, does he honestly believe 56 SNP Westminister MP's some of whom will still be able to get half fare on the train down to London will dictate to 325 Tories, get real !!! Unfortunately we now have 2 dictatorships in the UK, Sturgeons and Camerons and Socialism is dead
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post 8th May 2015, 11:16am
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THe SNP got &% of the vote thats it, it isnt a vote for Indy.

All they did was send 54 yaps to London.

David Cameron will prevent an Indy ref by law for 20 years and the SNP one party state will be shown up for the incompetants they are .
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