A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Worth staying up for

Glasgow NE result:

Labour - 12,231 votes (59.39%)
SNP - 4,120 votes (20%)
Tory - 1,075 votes (5.22%)
BNP - 1,013 votes (4.92%)

Not sure if that's a 2% SNP to Lab swing as reported by the BBC or a 30% one as Labour didn't stand in the Speaker's seat in 2005.

Either way a great result for Willie Bain and a great result for Labour. As with Glenrothes our team - politicians, staff and activists - showed we are very much alive and kicking.


Anonymous Tory Hater said...

Well done Willie!

Poor Diddy Dave Cameron shot down in flames! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Is this really the man who will soon be Prime Minister? He's looking more like Frank Spencer every day!

7:57 am, November 13, 2009

Anonymous Arnold said...

Tory Hater - do you really think the Tories ever had a chance here?

That's as believable as Gordon Brown being Prime Minister, elected or otherwise after the next General Election...

After this win David Cameron is shaking in his boots and even Brown - Mr Bean knows it's over.....

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah yeha!

8:12 am, November 13, 2009

Anonymous Julian Ware-Lane said...

A good result in difficult times for us. By-elections are normally troublesome for governments of all hues, yet this proved that with a decent campaign Labour can still win.

The Tories were never going to do well here, but it does add something to my theory that the electorate have still do be won over by Mr. Cameron.

There is everything still to be played for.

10:18 am, November 13, 2009

Blogger Hughes Views said...

As Tom Harris MP notes on his site, in the eight years before the 1997 election the Tories won no parliamentary by-elections. But Labour have won loads in the years since 2002 (perhaps Luke you can tell us how many?).

Mr Cameron shows every sign of planning to carry on with the twenty-first-century Tory-leaders' tradition of failing to become PM...

10:59 am, November 13, 2009

Blogger Jimmy said...

We've defended eight seats in this parliament (counting Glasgow NE which technically wasn't ours I know) and won 4. The tories total byelection gains in this parliament? 2.

12:25 pm, November 13, 2009

Blogger Miller 2.0 said...

This is wonderful.

Operation fightback continues.

12:51 pm, November 13, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a great result and I don't want to be the one who rains on the parade, but it has nothing to do with Cameron (except confirm what we all know - that's he's had no impact at all in Scotland and he still does not lead a national party).

This was about Labour versus the SNP and it shows that Salmond's old time music hall act - "it was ra english bassas wha did it" -is running out of steam.

Good news, none the less

4:18 pm, November 13, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

God you lot make me sick

8:22 pm, November 13, 2009

Anonymous Arnold said...

Jimmy - you were always a prick and that comment you left just backs up peoples opinions of you.

Grow up Jimmy you little shit.

12:32 am, November 14, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That God Labour won here. Phew!

If they hadn't they might of got rid of Gordon Brown, the best Tory asset since Micheal Foot/Neil Kinnock - AWWWRIGGGHTTTT Sheffield!

Love it.

Keep up the good work guys and keep Brown in office.....

1:50 pm, November 14, 2009

Blogger Jimmy said...


I suppose a should know better than to tangle with the conservative debating society.

3:13 pm, November 15, 2009

Anonymous Boogie Rights said...

Sorry Jimmy but I got to go with Arnold and add you are a little scally you scouser shit!

You know what I'm on about Jimmy Boy - but your secrets safe with me you little punk... for now ;-)

Remember people are watching you, dickhead hehehehehe

the hand awaits.....

8:26 pm, November 15, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scary little statistic 81-82% (maths a little shoddy) of the people eligable to vote in Glasgow NE didn't vote for Labour. Time for electoral reform?

2:44 am, November 16, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

and therefore even more than 82% chose not to make any kind of protest vote against the Government.

What silly right wingers forget is that we can nearly all remember the disaster that was 79-97.

The people of Glasgow can. In my adult lifetime Hillhead was solid Tory til the Tories soiled it from a great height.

4:13 pm, November 17, 2009


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