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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:

QUOTE
"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.
Guest
To be honest, Labour were asking for it. Now, if we can get rid of them from the City Council, that would be great.

*Liam*
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.
ElliotShinwell
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!
TeeHeeHee
"Have to agree with you "Guest"
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.

Well done Scotland cool3.gif clap.gif
JAGZ1876
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.
*Colin*
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.
emel
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.
JAGZ1876
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
amclpreston
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.
*big les glasgow*
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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*GARYLEE*
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.

JAGZ1876
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
*GARYLEE*
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
Guest
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 .
john.mcn
The conservatives have won a majority in the house of commons, maths cannot be some peoples strong point if they think that 56 SNP's made any difference to that result.
What difference it does make is that for the first time in a long time we will have a party that will stand up for US. They will have to work twice as hard to get half the praise from the Scottish media so it will be an uphill struggle.
Labour have not only failed Glasgow it failed Scotland and it's people when instead of fighting for the people and tell us what it meant to vote for them they continued their negativity and attacks on SNP policies, policies that at one time they would have championed.
Kemedian
The voting system cannot cope with 'The 45', and I refused to join in the masses, but waking up to this new Scotland I am nevertheless proud of the gumption displayed by my fellow countryfolk who have bucked the Tory trend and backed the Trendy Team.

Go on SNP, show us what you've got! biggrin.gif

Celyn
QUOTE (Guest @ 8th May 2015, 10:35am) *
To be honest, Labour were asking for it. Now, if we can get rid of them from the City Council, that would be great.


Oh YES! Cleaning up Glasgow City Council would be a difficult job, but a very worthwhile one. biggrin.gif
ARu-999
QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 8th May 2015, 11:46am) *
I'd take those grapes back to the shop Liam, they taste really sour. yes.gif

JAGZ, I could not agree with you more re. the sour grapes, but also when I hear some one spouting about socialism being a more noble cause than nationalism I have to laugh .... New-Labour .... socialism, you don't really see those two word in the same sentence often.
Anyway, up the Jags!!!
JAGZ1876
QUOTE (ARu-999 @ 8th May 2015, 01:14pm) *
JAGZ, I could not agree with you more re. the sour grapes, but also when I hear some one spouting about socialism being a more noble cause than nationalism I have to laugh .... New-Labour .... socialism, you don't really see those two word in the same sentence often.
Anyway, up the Jags!!!


Your right ARu, the real socialists deserted New Labour a long time ago when they tried to appeal to middle England in an effort to woo disenchanted Tory voters.

Up the Jags. thumbup.gif
JAGZ1876
QUOTE (*GARYLEE* @ 8th May 2015, 12:00pm) *
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


Yes democracy sucks GARYLEE unsure.gif still peddling the old SNP ushered in Thatcher myth i see, no wonder Liebore are finished in Scotland. yes.gif
droschke7
Well, that's the countdown to the Scottish self destruct started, I can't believe so many of my fellow Scots were as Gullible as the Germans in the 1930's. Oh well you get the Government you deserve and Karma is swift, enjoy it while it lasts, Karma is on it's way.
betty66
Absolutely brilliant...Proud of Glasgow and Scotland......Congrats to all!
bilbo.s
QUOTE (droschke7 @ 8th May 2015, 02:35pm) *
Well, that's the countdown to the Scottish self destruct started, I can't believe so many of my fellow Scots were as Gullible as the Germans in the 1930's. Oh well you get the Government you deserve and Karma is swift, enjoy it while it lasts, Karma is on it's way.


Dae ye no mean Korma ? Ah prefer a Madras or mibbes a Jalfrezi. laugh.gif
JAGZ1876
QUOTE (droschke7 @ 8th May 2015, 01:35pm) *
Well, that's the countdown to the Scottish self destruct started, I can't believe so many of my fellow Scots were as Gullible as the Germans in the 1930's. Oh well you get the Government you deserve and Karma is swift, enjoy it while it lasts, Karma is on it's way.


Why don't you crawl back under the rock you've been hiding under, GG was much better without your bile you horrible little man. angry.gif
dejavu
Scotland did not leave Labour. Labour left Scotland . Scotland NEVER puts the Tories in power this is England's doing . Tories do not have a mandate in Scotland.
ARu-999
QUOTE (droschke7 @ 8th May 2015, 01:35pm) *
Well, that's the countdown to the Scottish self destruct started, I can't believe so many of my fellow Scots were as Gullible as the Germans in the 1930's. Oh well you get the Government you deserve and Karma is swift, enjoy it while it lasts, Karma is on it's way.

Dear oh dear, inaccurate statements mixed in with some maudling sentiment when things don't go your way.
JAGZ1876
QUOTE (ARu-999 @ 8th May 2015, 02:28pm) *
Dear oh dear, inaccurate statements mixed in with some maudling sentiment when things don't go your way.


That's the Labour way. yes.gif
Scotsman
Jim Boy Murphy still hanging on in there to his job as branch manager.... he will go soon though and just as well he has got all those degrees from uni because he will need them for his next job. laugh.gif

Was an amazing night and its been a long time coming as we really need something to happen in this city to get us back on track. The young people I see everyday have been let down by Labour who had nothing to give them but rubbish education and a zero hours job.

Interesting times for Glasgow and Scotland.
JAGZ1876
QUOTE (Scotsman @ 8th May 2015, 03:22pm) *
just as well he has got all those degrees from uni because he will need them for his next job. laugh.gif


What degrees Scotsman? laugh.gif
Guest
Someone here said socialism is dead, socialism died when Blair came to office. Don't try to pull the wool over anyones eyes by telling them the Labour party is a socialist party, they have not been that for many years now. They turned their coats and abandoned the socialist principles that once made them great, all in order to line their pockets and keep in with the English in order to win seats. Do you know for example that their policies for the poor, were in fact actually worse than those adopted by the Tory members who set up the original party must be turning in their graves at this lot. Scotland had the guts last night, on the whole, to kick this bunch in the arse and vote for hope with the SNP. Good luck to the SNP, I believe the only thing to hold them back will be that shower down in Westminster, who are both creepy and dangerous.
Guest
Has to be said, the SNP will have no leverage now the Tories have a majority Govt so it really is all for nowt.

And what were the people of Paisley thinking, voting for a 20 year old? I can only imagine her first constituency surgery. ohmy.gif
norrie123
I am surprised that it took so long for Labour in Glasgow to be ousted it should have happened years ago, I would have preferred anybody but SNP right enough but the votes don't lie
I have been dreading a one party State in Scotland for years and now its closer, my problem is who to vote for the next time, my Heart says they are all lying gits and so does my head but Vote I will

Bye for now, norrie
ashfield
QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 8th May 2015, 03:35pm) *
What degrees Scotsman? laugh.gif


Mair like dungarees rolleyes.gif
TeeHeeHee
QUOTE (Guest @ 8th May 2015, 02:52pm) *
Has to be said, the SNP will have no leverage now the Tories have a majority Govt so it really is all for nowt.

And what were the people of Paisley thinking, voting for a 20 year old? I can only imagine her first constituency surgery. ohmy.gif


On your first Point, it cannot all have been for nowt ... The Labour Party in Scotland is now dead and hopefully buried. That's not nowt, that's a good start.
As for that young lassie taking away a well established seat, it says a lot about the previous occupant when a political Student can remove him.
Yes sir, the times the are a-changing ( cue Dylan) biggrin.gif
Indie pendant
Now we can enter candidates South of the border and eventually take over, calling the whole of UK ... SCOTLAND.

No stopping at Derby this time.
ExPOW
Seems like y'all took a Lesson In Change from Albertan Canadians. After 44 years if uninterrupted Provincial Tory Rule, The Progressive Conservatives (PC) were routed by our upcoming New Democratic Party (NDP) last Tuesday. The PCs lost a total of 61 seats in one fell swoop and our former arrogant PC Premier did us all a favour and resigned on the night of the election. Going from 21 seated representatives, the NDP now hold sway in our Provincial Legislature by a significant majority and now hold 54 seats total.

The Oil Patch are not happy (having been in bed with the PCs for so long and not paying their fair share) that they now worry that the NDP are coming after them to pay their share of taxes and support the economy.

It verymuch looks like a Time for Change everywhere.

The Federal Conservatives are fretting that change will catch on and that it might happen in our version of The House of Commons.

We might even see the ousting of our more-than-slightly-wooden Prime Minister and his cronies.

It took a while but we western worms did eventually decide to turn.
*Jaydee43*
Well said GG but I bet some of these posters never even voted. Great to get rid of Labour cronies. They are gone now, what a great day this is!
James1947
Have to agree with guest and teeheehee...
robert gibbons
QUOTE (GG @ 8th May 2015, 07:51am) *
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:

QUOTE
"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.

GG.
mustard
Well done SNP! The future is bright the future is yellow :)-
Guest
QUOTE (norrie123 @ 8th May 2015, 02:57pm) *
I have been dreading a one party State in Scotland for years and now its closer, my problem is who to vote for the next time, my Heart says they are all lying gits and so does my head but Vote I will

A one party state is precisely what Scotland has been for the last god knows how many years. That was blown out the water last night. Let's look forward to some healthy competition.
JAGZ1876
QUOTE (norrie123 @ 8th May 2015, 03:57pm) *
I have been dreading a one party State in Scotland for years and now its closerl

Bye for now, norrie


Don't worry norrie we will never become a one party state anymore than England will.
JAGZ1876
QUOTE (Guest @ 8th May 2015, 08:38pm) *
A one party state is precisely what Scotland has been for the last god knows how many years. That was blown out the water last night. Let's look forward to some healthy competition.


There was five parties to vote for on my ballot paper, hardly a one party state, or is it the SNP's fault that that the opposition is poor?
droschke7
QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 8th May 2015, 02:09pm) *
Why don't you crawl back under the rock you've been hiding under, GG was much better without your bile you horrible little man. angry.gif

Not horrible and Defo not little Jagz1876, and what Bile would you be talking about? you mean the truth?
droschke7
I served and fought for my country I'm entitled to an opinion without muppets trying to degrade me.
JAGZ1876
QUOTE (droschke7 @ 8th May 2015, 09:01pm) *
Not horrible and Defo not little Jagz1876, and what Bile would you be talking about? you mean the truth?


Definitely horrible, and little mind, trying to tar the democratic will of the people of Scotland to Nazi's make you the lowest of the low, why can't you and your like minded BritNats accept defeat with a dignified silence instead of spouting lies and smears.
droschke7
How can anyione vote for a candidate who wants to headbutt or kick in the **** anyone who disagrees and then claim to be normal? oh well Karma's a bitch and she's already on the way. and Jagz, I'm not small, anything but but I did serve my country and fight in the armed forces so I do have a right to my opinion.
droschke7
QUOTE
"Definitely horrible, and little mind, trying to tar the democratic will of the people of Scotland to Nazi's make you the lowest of the low, why can't you and your like minded BritNats accept defeat with a dignified silence instead of spouting lies and smears."


do you mean the same way your mob accepted the Democratic decision NOT to be come independent? Tar your self little minded man.
JAGZ1876
QUOTE (droschke7 @ 8th May 2015, 09:15pm) *
do you mean the same way your mob accepted the Democratic decision NOT to be come independent? Tar your self little minded man.


We have accepted the referendum decision, and repeating what i said to you only proves my point.
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