Glenrothes By-election.

The recent death of MP John MacDougall has meant a by-election is now due in a constituency next door to the one I live in.
Scottish Labour is in disarray, with a leadership election to distract the members, and the SNP is riding high.
My wife has relatives in Glenrothes and even before the result in Glasgow East they were saying a lot of local people were going to vote SNP next time. Sadly for Mr MacDougall’s family the time has arrived sooner than expected.
This, remember, is effectively the constituency which elected the staunchly anti-monarchist and utterly Labour MP Willie Hamilton for so many years and parts of which even returned communist local councillors once upon a time but it may be now another poisoned chalice for the Labour candidate. Who is going to be their sacrificial lamb, a la Margaret Curran, this time?
Labour will no doubt put great effort into retaining the seat but I expect the momentum carried over from Glasgow East should carry the SNP through.

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  1. Bigrab

    ‘Labour will no doubt put great effort into retaining the seat but I expect the momentum carried over from Glasgow East should carry the SNP through.’

    Hopefully. In these post socialism v capitalism days one has to choose the good guys. The SNP are generally decent people motivated for the right reasons. (IMHO!)

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