Craigie beats the odds

  • Brian Taylor
  • 4 May 07, 02:36 AM

Cathie Craigie has held Cumbernauld against all the odds.

It was the top SNP target - at least among Labour seats.

So big swings across Scotland to the SNP - but this a disappointment for the SNP.

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  • 1.
  • At 02:42 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • John Thomson wrote:

A big loss, but your microphone isn't working!

Can we get all the returning officers to give us that break down for spoiled papers like the one from Dumfries?!

Someone send a message...

  • 2.
  • At 02:42 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • John Thomson wrote:

It was something like 960 with no marks whatsoever, 42 with too many marks or marks in the wrong place, 1 with some official mark and 0 protest statements...I think

Can someone repeat the breakdown of spoiled papers too. Its useful information

  • 4.
  • At 02:48 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • iain smith wrote:

thats a devastating result for the SNP-it look slike Alex Salmonds hopes are in tatters.The Scots have gone for Labour yet again-I suppose they always will

  • 5.
  • At 02:49 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Lucy Crichton wrote:

Is this something to do with both parliament votes being on the same paper - I certainly discussed with colleagues whether you could just vote in the regional vote and not in the constituency vote and whether the paper would then still be valid. I assumed in this case that the regional vote would still be counted...

Can anyone enlighten us?

  • 6.
  • At 02:52 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • David wrote:

940 odds was for "unclear" ballots, still a bit crypric, but importantly these votes were not lost because people were voting for more than 1 person.

  • 7.
  • At 03:01 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Aidan wrote:

Could it be that people are using ink/pencils that don't show up well in the machines?

Cathie's magnificent result was an endorsement of her personal style of low-key campaigning. She has huge local support because she is a good listener and a tireless servant of the people - her opponent Jamie Hepburn was seen correctly as an careerist from outside the area with no real local connections or interests. Congratulations Cathie!

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