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EPIC WIN

SNP take Labour's third-safest seat in Scotland. Wow. I didn't really think it would happen.

SNP quote: "It is an epic win". Indeed. (Labour "expressed disappointment". Presumably they said "FAIL! DO NOT WANT!")

Snippets of interest:

The Lib Dems got under 1,000 votes and lost their deposit. They do suffer in Scotland from the voters having other actually left-wing alternatives, so it's not necessarily terrible news nationally, but not good nonetheless.

The swing was over 22% Labour to SNP. If the same swing happened in a general election, Gordon Brown would lose his seat.

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a_pawson
Jul. 25th, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
SNP: All your base are belong to us. You are on the way to destruction.
Brown: What you say !!
SNP: You have no chance to survive make your time.
SNP: Ha Ha Ha Ha ....
pickwick
Jul. 25th, 2008 09:53 am (UTC)
Hee!
blue_condition
Jul. 25th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
At the moment there's almost no such thing as a safe Labour seat anywhere. Well, possibly some inner-city seats in the North of England, but that's really about it.
pickwick
Jul. 25th, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
No, if they can't win Glasgow East they're utterly screwed. They had about 75% of the vote even in 2005.
pisica
Jul. 25th, 2008 10:00 am (UTC)
The Lib Dems got under 1,000 votes and lost their deposit.

See icon. :) Is this just an expression or an actual deposit lost?
pickwick
Jul. 25th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
It's an actual deposit, if something of a token one. You have to pay £500 to stand in the election, and if you get less than 5% of the vote, you don't get it back. Supposed to dissuade joke and protest candidates, I think.
gwinniegirl
Jul. 25th, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)
I KNOW! Was certainly stunned at the result.
ETA: And chuffed, obviously. :D

Edited at 2008-07-25 10:42 am (UTC)
pickwick
Jul. 25th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
I forgot it would be your constituency! Awesome.
gwinniegirl
Jul. 26th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
:D
pentane
Jul. 25th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
I have been laughing about "FAIL! DO NOT WANT!" since I saw this and I will continue to laugh for a while.
pickwick
Jul. 25th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
I think I might have to make macros.
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