Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Glasgow East by election on the cards.

Itnow looks as if there will be a by election in Glasgow North East. Mr Martin's official spokesperson has just said that he will stand down as an MP too.

Here are the results from the 2005 General Election when Mr Martin stood as an independent. Where will the left vote go in a by election?

Speaker Michael Martin 15,153 53.3%
Scottish National Party John McLaughlin 5,019 17.7%
Socialist Labour Doris Kelly 4,036 14.2%
Scottish Socialist Graham Campbell 1,402 4.9%
Scottish Unionist Daniel Houston 1,266 4.5%
British National Scott McLean 920 3.2%
Independent Joe Chambers 622 2.2%

Majority 10,134 35.7

Turnout 28,418 45.8 +1.9 Speaker hold Swing -6.6

1 comment:

  1. Alistair McCALLUM23 May 2009 at 11:46

    I was a member of Springburn Constituency Labour Party in the 1980s when Michael Martin had a majority of 23000, I think the biggest in Scotland.
    At that time Papa Doc Martin, as one wag dubbed him, ruled the roost by being both the MP AND the constituency treasurer (useful for membership control), employing his spouse and grooming his son Paul (Baby Doc Martin) for eventual take over.
    One thing for certain by-election or no, Baby Doc MSP will not now be standing on the Labour ticket.