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> Snp Takes Glasgow, Historic Scottish election defeat for Labour
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post 6th May 2011, 08:40am
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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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post 6th May 2011, 09:05am
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Seen that Martin, is that good or bad for Glasgow or as a matter of fact Scotland?
I do believe that there is a massive debt left by the last lot, is that true?
Makes you wonder that the seats that they won.
And the seats the labour held onto.
Working class areas or was it just lower class areas?
Mind you Shettleston is a bit of a surprise.
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post 6th May 2011, 09:20am
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Well I am not convinced it is good news, although there was some. George Galloway got chased biggrin.gif The 5 year council tax freeze will seriously hit services. Council's have aready shed thousands of people and reduces services. There have been complaints on here about the introduction of charges for grass cutting and blue badges, well you ain't seen nothing yet. In the papers there are community groups going to the wall due to grants being removed and sports groups unable to use facilities because they can't afford the new higher charges. In my view the SNP sit well right of centre (not the tartan Tories they used to be called but not far off) and that is nothing to be happy about, in my view of course.


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post 6th May 2011, 09:51am
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As a Working Class Socialist ( Glaswegian ) I can only rejoice, that the treacherous Scottish Labour Party, has finally bitten the bullet. You have deceived, lied and betrayed the hopes of the poor people, and those who yearn for a fairer society, here in Scotland. Time and time again, we voted in the hope of ending the miserable conditions endured by our Fathers, and our Fathers, Fathers. Alas to no avail, you failed to end the poverty of the Scottish people. I hold you guilty of High Treason.
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post 6th May 2011, 09:54am
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just exchanged one set of gangsters wearing red roses, and union badges, to another wearing kilts and lucky white heather......
The basic difference.......SNP have not been caught with their hands in the 'cookie jar'...............SO FAR....!
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post 6th May 2011, 10:11am
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Interesting Times ...


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post 6th May 2011, 10:24am
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QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 6th May 2011, 11:02am) *
Interesting Times ...


Aye right enough THH, with the SNP in charge. Any houses for sale near you laugh.gif


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post 6th May 2011, 10:25am
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The SNP have been a breath of fresh air in power at Holyrood.
They did more in 4 years than Labour did in 40 and it has shown at the polls.
Good luck to them.
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post 6th May 2011, 10:37am
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QUOTE (ashfield @ 6th May 2011, 10:15am) *
Aye right enough THH, with the SNP in charge. Any houses for sale near you laugh.gif

They canna build them fast enough here ... but my German mates have migrated across the Rhein into St Louise, ( Song Loo-ee tongue.gif ) France; where they're cheaper so there's some older ones up for sale too rolleyes.gif


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post 6th May 2011, 10:44am
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About time too, time will tell if this change is for the good.

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post 6th May 2011, 10:47am
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QUOTE (Norman G @ 6th May 2011, 10:16am) *
The SNP have been a breath of fresh air in power at Holyrood.
They did more in 4 years than Labour did in 40 and it has shown at the polls.
Good luck to them.

It's not Luck we need ... It is a good HONEST? leadership. Hope we have found it in Salmond.

Lets wait and see.
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post 6th May 2011, 10:57am
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Its long overdue for Glasgow to rid itself of Labour, no other party can be blamed for any of its ills
I didn't vote SNP, for I dont want some of the things they want, Independance is the main one
Council tax freeze, free prescriptions,all great things but will it come back to haunt us, if the figures dont stack up

Lets see if SNP can rid me of my doubts
It seems Labour has joined Tories in not being too welcome in Scotland, for now

Bye for now, norrie

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post 6th May 2011, 12:21pm
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Snp, God help us. ohmy.gif
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post 6th May 2011, 12:27pm
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Labour still controls the City Council so the real battle to rid Glasgow of Labour hegemony will take place next year.

To date I'm not impressed with the SNP as the official opposition in Glasgow so let's hope residents will vote intelligently next May for individual councillors who can make a difference and who have their wards' interests at heart rather than benefiting from scandals like the ALEOs.
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post 6th May 2011, 12:37pm
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Here's the meddling Virginian's take:

Labour or SNP in Glasgow, Republicans or Democrats in Richmond?

What's the dif, absolutely nothing!

We the peons are screwed no matter who wears the "CROWN" and sits on the "Thrones" of government.

Go Springburn, see ya soon.

Jerry.
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