Labour cruise home in Glasgow North-East

LABOUR won the Glasgow North East by-election which had been caused by the resignation of former Commons Speaker Michael Marti.As none of three main parties contested the seat in 2005 - by convention, the Speaker does not face a serious challenge from the three main parties - no calculations are available to assess the swing.

Graham Dines

LABOUR won the Glasgow North East by-election which had been caused by the resignation of former Commons Speaker Michael Marti.

As none of three main parties contested the seat in 2005 - by convention, the Speaker does not face a serious challenge from the three main parties - no calculations are available to assess the swing.

But given that Labour's Willie Bain was elected yesterday with a 59.3% vote, Glasgow North East will be listed now as one of the party's safest seats.


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The British National party finished fourth, narrowly losing its deposit, while the Liberal Democrat was sixth with just 474 votes - 2.3% of the vote - which was its worst by-election performance in the modern era.

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