First SNP gain

  • Brian Taylor
  • 4 May 07, 01:14 AM

First SNP gain of the night as they take Dundee West.

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  • 1.
  • At 01:11 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • David wrote:

This was a fight between two local candidates which has been simmering a long time. It is probably overstating the swing when local effects are taken into account.

  • 2.
  • At 01:14 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • C. Hunter wrote:

Could this be the first of many gains? I hope so!

  • 3.
  • At 01:14 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Sara wrote:

Charles Kennedy is spot on - winning speech by SNP far better than the ranting of Pauline at Glasgow Kelvin.

  • 4.
  • At 01:19 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Gordon_J wrote:

There is no swing from Labour to the SNP - the Labour vote actually went up. Basically the protest vote from the SSP(who aren't standing in constituencies) has moved to the SNP.

They may gain constitency seats but might lose on the lists.

  • 5.
  • At 01:24 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Stuart wrote:

I preferred the passion of Pauline`s speech, the SNP chap seems to be a terrible public speaker, oh well.

  • 6.
  • At 01:24 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Mark wrote:

Of course, the sub-plot to this seat was the battle over what each candidate would do with their £20k for resigning from the council.

Joe Fitzpatrick promised to donate it to charity if elected, which prompted protests from Jill Shimi, who threatened to report him...

  • 7.
  • At 01:31 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Peter wrote:

Agree with Stuart, good to see some passion in Pauline's speech. Hope to see more of her in the next parliament

  • 8.
  • At 01:34 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Jake Reilly wrote:

Congratulations to the SNP for a hard fought gain over many years the negitive approach of the Labour party has not given voters access to the facts rather instilling fear in the electorate.

  • 9.
  • At 01:34 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Jim wrote:

Good coverage Brian! Please Please Please, ensure that Glenn Campbell does not repeat his embarrasing "Oprah" style affectation on Sunday night's debate by asking politicians to look into their opponents eyes!

  • 10.
  • At 01:41 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Carrie D wrote:

I keep hearing how confusing the ballot papers were and it just makes me shake my head and wonder how stupid are we. One form was crosses and one form was numbers - come on get a grip!!!

  • 11.
  • At 01:52 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Colin wrote:

Good win for the SNP. However after hearing the rants of Labour in Kelvin and Anniesland I really can't believe how childish Labour are.

  • 12.
  • At 01:56 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Paul wrote:

Carrie D ... i got it wrong .. i dont think i would be classed a stupid ... but i was in a huge rush when i dived into the station this morning at 9.30 , with 3 meetings arranged for the day and dentist appointment i didnt read i just "X" ed ......... and if they are counting these "X"s as incoreect and rejecting them then i am 1 of many thousands and thousands ... the election is turning into a joke .............. a bit like the "florida" results in the presedential election in USA a few years ago


  • 13.
  • At 01:57 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Carrie D wrote:

Brian I don't think you're harping on about the rejected papers (you're doing a grand job!). I'm just dismayed at the number of people that didn't figure out how to do it. This has just proven that "Education, Education, Education!!" is an issue in Scotland and looks like it's not being tackled correctly so far.

  • 14.
  • At 02:00 AM on 04 May 2007,
  • Stuart wrote:

The labour chap who won Glasgow-Annisland was also passionate and now we know why, SNP supporters have a problem with democracy.

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