Labour reels at SNP Glasgow victory

THE Scottish Nationalists sensationally snatched Labour's rock solid seat of Glasgow East in yesterday's by-election.The result in full:GLASGOW EASTJohn Mason (Scottish National Party) 11,277, Margaret Curran (Labour) 10,912, Davena Rankin (Conservative) 1,639, Ian Robertson (Liberal Democrat) 915, Frances Curran (Scottish Socialist Party) 555, Tricia McLeish (Solidarity) 512, Eileen Duke (Green Party) 232, Chris Creighton (Independent) 67 (0.

Graham Dines

THE Scottish Nationalists sensationally snatched Labour's rock solid seat of Glasgow East in yesterday's by-election.

The result in full:

GLASGOW EAST


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John Mason (Scottish National Party) 11,277, Margaret Curran (Labour) 10,912, Davena Rankin (Conservative) 1,639, Ian Robertson (Liberal Democrat) 915, Frances Curran (Scottish Socialist Party) 555, Tricia McLeish (Solidarity) 512, Eileen Duke (Green Party) 232, Chris Creighton (Independent) 67 (0.26%), Hamish Howitt (Choice) 65. Majority: 365. SNP gain from Labour. 22.53% swing Labour to SNP. Turnout 42.18%.

2005General election: Labour 18,775, (SNP) 5,268, Lib Dem 3,665 (11.85%), Con 2,135, Scottish Socialist Party 1,096. Lab majority 13,507. Turnout 48.24%.

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