Glenrothes: thank you

A copy of the thank you message from by-election agent Andrew Reeves has winged its way to LDV Towers:

What a great effort everyone has put into the campaign over the last 75 days. Yes, we moved into the HQ in Markinch back in August! I just wanted to say a huge and sincere thank you.

We have had great help from all over the UK, including visits from activists and Parliamentarians and many of you have helped in other ways as well.

We could not have run this campaign without you.  Thank you.

As with the previous Scottish by-election, it was a tough campaign for the party, which is all the more reason to say thank you to Harry Wills, Andrew and the others who put in the hard work.

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  • From a Fife Lib Dem Cllr, thanks to all who came in to help – we couldn’t have coped without you!

    The Voice – the candidate was of course Harry Wills, not Henry!

  • So we got 2.5%? Blimey.

  • Grammar Police 7th Nov '08 - 9:59am

    LFAT, there will be plenty of discussion of the result (some private, some public). There looks to me like pretty much a switch from SNP to LD, which shows our vulnerability north of the border – people are turning to the SNP to kick Labour.

    However, the Cons have little to be pleased about, just means your core vote is less likely to turn to the SNP (which hardly surprises me).

  • Well, this result is going to wipe the smile of “Smart” Alec Salmond! He’ll have to ask Donald Trump for fresh orders.

    The SNP wants to break up the United Kingdom, so let’s be thankful that Labour won.

  • Clegg's Candid Friend 7th Nov '08 - 10:12am

    I’m sure the main significance of the result is the part it will play in the narrative about Gordon Brown’s second honeymoon.

    For the Lib Dems, the result looks awful on paper, but I suspect it doesn’t really mean much in itself, given the expectation of a close contest between Labour and the SNP.

    More worrying is the fact that opinion polls show Lib Dem support in Scotland has more than halved since the last general election. I suppose the hope is that the party will benefit from incumbency – to an even greater extent than in Tory seats in England.

  • Clegg's Candid Friend 7th Nov '08 - 10:13am

    Sorry – Freudian slip – I meant “seats under threat from the Tories in England”!

  • The new leadership of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has got off to a pretty good start. It has led the opposition to Salmond’s attempt to raise the legal drinking age to 21. The Lib Dems should always be at the forefront of the struggle for human freedom, and we must be implacable enemies of those who seek to take it away from us.

    We should also savage Salmond over his links to Brian Souter (the homophobe tycoon) and Donald Trump (the US billionaire). Do these guys have more influence over Salmond than his own members? Some of us wonder.

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