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Cowdenbeath by-election and local election results

The Cowdenbeath by-election result is in. From The Courier:

Alex Rowley (Lab) 11,192 (share 55.79%, +9.33%)
Natalie McGarry (SNP) 5,704 (28.43%, -13.17%)
Dave Dempsey (C) 1,893 (9.44%, +2.45%)
Denise Baykal (UKIP) 610 (3.04%)
Jade Holden (LD) 425 (2.12%, -1.77%)
Stuart Graham (Victims) 187 (0.93%)
James Trolland (SDA) 51 (0.25%)

In a result that should surprise nobody, Labour scores a big win in its heartland on a pretty low turnout of 34%. We lost our deposit, which was also, to be honest, eminently predictable. Cowdenbeath is not what you would call the most fertile Liberal Democrat territory at even the best of times. We don’t have a local …

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Cowdenbeath by-election gets underway as Willie Rennie and Jade Holden visit nursery

The Cowdenbeath by-election caused by the death of Labour MSP Helen Eadie takes place on 23 January. This week all the parties have launched their campaigns. One of these is very different from all the others.

Liberal Democrat candidate Jade Holden visited a local nursery with Scottish leader Willie Rennie on Thursday. This was particularly appropriate given that childcare is such an important issue. As we reported on Tuesday, Willie had to hastily re-write a speech after the Scottish Government went some way to doing what he had been pressing them for for months – to match Nick Clegg’s extension …

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Jade Holden chosen as Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for the Cowdenbeath by-election

Jade Holden CowdenbeathThe Scottish Liberal Democrats have chosen Jade Holden, who’s 23, a current Euro candidate and former Liberal Youth Campaigns Officer, as their candidate for the forthcoming Cowdenbeath by-election. The poll was caused by the sudden death of Labour MSP Helen Eadie of whom Scottish Leader Willie Rennie said:

As fellow parliamentarians for West Fife, Helen’s intense, burning commitment to socialism was inspiring to observe. Although a gentle and kind lady you did not cross Helen without suffering from the sharp end of her tongue.

Helen made waves for her causes and

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Scottish Euro-selection: George Lyon reselected at top of list

George Lyon MEP has been reselected at the top of the list in the Scottish Liberal Democrats’ European selections. Although the votes were counted last Thursday, the results were only announced this afternoon because of a delay in contacting one of the candidates.

Lyon attracted 80.7% of first preferences which will give him bragging rights over Sir Graham Watson in the South West who must have thought his total of 79% would not be beaten.

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  • User AvatarConor McGovern 26th Oct - 1:57am
    I think it's just got a lot tougher with the Tories not fielding a candidate, at least not in name.
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 26th Oct - 1:42am
    Some Bookies may have us as favourites, but without a big name candidate for the Lib Dems, Zac Goldsmith's majority and money will be too...
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 26th Oct - 1:38am
    It's taken me a long time to go through all the arguments in this fascinating discussion, so apologies for writing so late. I agree with...
  • User AvatarPhilip Rolle 26th Oct - 12:34am
    You need someone experienced - perhaps one of those who were unseated in 2015. Ed Davey? Jo Swinson?
  • User AvatarMichael BG 26th Oct - 12:26am
    On my first reading of the RSA scheme, they have kept disability benefits out of it and suggested a way to ensure that the poorest...
  • User AvatarJoebourke 25th Oct - 11:21pm
    Excellent article Helen around an increasingly important issue. This policy needs to be dovetailed with a long overdue reform of the tax and national insurance...