Friday, November 13, 2009

Labour retain Glasgow North East

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.

Party Candidate Votes % ±%

Labour Willie Bain 12,231 59.4 N/A

SNP David Kerr 4,120 20.0 +2.3

Conservative Ruth Davidson 1,075 5.2 N/A

BNP Charlie Baillie 1,013 4.9 +1.7

Solidarity Tommy Sheridan 794 3.9 N/A

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

Independent Mev Brown 32 0.2 N/A

The Individuals Labour and Tory (TILT) Colin Campbell 13 0.1 N/A


Red Green Nick said...

That's 1328 Green and left voters, more than the BNP and Tories, really frustrating it is split 4 ways.

Jim Jepps said...

Sadly either way it's not very many...

One thing I forgot to say was the SNP were going on about 75 years of Labour neglect (I may have that number slightly wrong)... that would include the foundation of the NHS then!

Derek Wall said...

my thoughts here, bnp vote very bad news,

Jim Jepps said...

Good bit of reaction footage from Tommy Sheridan here.