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Considering that at the turn of the year the SNP were trailing Labour in the polls, the outcome of the Scottish election looks like being a quite stunning success for the party.

In places like Glasgow and Paisley which have been Labour for as long as there has been a Labour party, there were huge swings to the Nats.

I’m delighted that the positive campaigning of the SNP won over the negative ‘fearmongering’ of Labour.

The Liberal vote as expected collapsed and the Tories continue their mediocrity.

The way that the Scottish parliament voting system was set up, it makes the achievement of an overall majority a very difficult task for any party but with swings of 10% being recorded in constituencies via first past the post, pending the results on the regional lists, an overall majority looks like a possibility.

Locally Jackie Baillie managed to hold on to the Dumbarton seat for Labour and bucking the trend she actually increased her majority. She will now no doubt be one of the candidates to succeed Iain Gray.


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  1. “She will now no doubt be one of the candidates to succeed Iain Gray.”

    The thought of the picture of health (is that what she was at Holyrood?) getting her ugly mug on the goggle-box and in the rags every day makes me glad I’m leaving.

  2. Well I can only speak as I find C&A, I’ve had cause to contact Jackie on several occasions for assistance and have found her to be very helpful. She solved a problem we were having with my mother’s personal care allowance very quickly and she has been very supportive in the town centre regeneration initiatives. So whilst my vote went elsewhere I still think Dumbarton has a very good MSP.

  3. Bigrab,
    Couldn’t agree more about JB. I had occasion to contact her, John McFall and Margaret McGregor(no relation, different spelling) and, guess what – only the last named failed to respond. That said the desired effect was produced as these idiots from WDC Roads did fix the problem with the offending drain but then went and patched the road leaving the tar level with the TOP of the kerbstones so that the water now flows on to the footpath. I ask you!!!

  4. that kind of thing happens a lot in africa, makwzr meekwzz mwzze………sir.

    you should see her without her make-up. shadow health minister ???????

    • Hey Jimmy,
      Whit’s the problem wi ma name?? It’s no that difficult!! Mak wuz ere – jist like” Kilroy was here”!!

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