No big surprises at the top with Labour retaining the seat and the SNP still firmly in second place, although the Lib Dems cannot be best pleased with their pitiful result coming in sixth behind the BNP and Solidarity.
It's a pity that the Tory just managed to scrape her deposit back, but we can't win them all. The lack of headlines really reflects the fact that most parties didn't stand here last time so there's not much direct electoral history to compare to.
The Solidarity and SSP vote combined is much the same as last time (a little down) but the bizarrely high 2005 SLP vote has completely collapsed, possibly indicating that people had previously seen the word Labour and voted for Scargill's team accidentally last time.
The BNP vote has seen a boost after their successes elsewhere and blanket media coverage of the main stream media's bugbear of choice - but the boost was not significant enough to see them retain their deposit, let alone threaten the big players.
Full results, lifted direct from wikipedia, God bless it.
|Liberal Democrat||Eileen Baxendale||474||2.3||N/A|
|Scottish Green||David Doherty||332||1.6||N/A|
|Jury Team||John Smeaton||258||1.2||N/A|
|Scottish Socialist||Kevin McVey||152||0.7||-4.2|
|No Label||Mikey Hughes||54||0.3||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Louise McDaid||47||0.2||-14.0|
|The Individuals Labour and Tory (TILT)||Colin Campbell||13||0.1||N/A|