It reminds me of the old statement.
"Never underestimate the power of Stupid People in large numbers"
But a 33% turnout is not good.
Still you will always be retuned when you fight over a constituency with the worst social stats, on housing, drugs, unemplyment, health, education anywhere in the country and by feeding the voters with bloated handouts that make them dependant no you
Where you can be elected by scaring the voters that the giro's will come to an end if anyone else gets the hot seat.
But hats off to labour............and to Mr Bain I mean as you said Willie a vote of confidence in Gordon Brown and the Labour Parties great preparations for the next General Election.........Bwhahahahahahaha
Too be fair any monkey in a Red Rosette whould win Glasgow NE.
Photo:- Gordon Brown congratulates Willie Bain on Glasgow NE victory!!
But my my.
Who would be a Lib Dem I mean 6th.
474 votes only.
Came in behind the BNP and Tommy Sheridan.
Also note the Tories, the bloddy Tories in Scotland polled more than 2.5 times the number of votes than the Lib Dems.
However we should not be surprised, when can anyone else name a time when a political party actually lost support in the polls after its annual conferance.
That closing speech of Nick Clegg must still be ringing in the ears of Glasgow NE voters. I am still laughing at it today.
But this is not an anti-Lib Dem rant.
That comes later as Willie Rennie prepares for the G.E.
The Wardog blog makes a scary point and I quote below:-
It would be interesting to see the demographic of those that voted, Glasgow City Council reported over 6000 registered postal votes, a rise of some 2000 over the last two months which accounts for 30% of votes cast, surely some kind of record in there too.
Equally chilling is the revelation that over 4000 extra voters have been added to the electoral register in the last month, accounting for 25% of those that voted.
Smell a rat anyone???????
Personally crappy campaign by David Kerr and the SNP.
You got trumped 3:1
You should have done a damn site better.
You were the only real alternative.
Annabel Goldie and her lying Eton boss were no challenge to you.
Seriously Alec and Nicola need a damn good re-think.
It proves though that any vote in Scotland other than the SNP is basically a vote for the labour party. (Thats not me giving my political voting forward that is me giving an election fact)
The last GE tells us that as well.
The Labour Party is actually in power now because they took Scotland.
F*** do my fellow countrymen have something to answer for.