Update from Glasgow East

The poll from The Daily Telegraph shows Labour holding the seat with the Liberal Democrats in third place, but importantly ahead of the Tories.

This has been an interesting campaign and one where there has been such immense media interest.

There are four TV appearances for our candidate Ian Robertson, with the first having taken place as you can see here. The Scotsman rated Ian as coming out best in the debate, giving him 9/10:

Emerged as the surprise star of the show. He was effective, forthright and intervened sharply across his opponents.

Our sincere thanks go to all of the volunteers who came to help this weekend, we had a good turnout and we would like as many to come up this weekend for the final week. Details of how to help here.

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10 Comments

  • “The poll from The Daily Telegraph shows Labour holding the seat with the Liberal Democrats in third place, but importantly ahead of the Tories”

    Why is that important? I’m sure who came third and fourth will barely register in the media coverage. The story will be whether Labour retained the seat and how big the swing to the SNP was.

  • The failure of the tories to get into third place suggests several points, firstly that the tories are unlikely to make a breakthrough in Scotland (which is significant for the GE)

    Secondly that any efforts made by David Cameron to show the relevance of his and IDS’ ‘broken society’ narrative is dismissed by the people to whom he is supposed to be addressing with his sermonising and therefore cannot be taken completely seriously.

    And last but not least, that we can claim a minor victory in that we confounded expectation that we were expected to be trail off as the major losers. That we have substantial candidates with a real voice that cuts through the noise and ballyhoo of a campaign which ought to go against us should return a little confidence to the troops north of the border after a difficult period of readjustment.

  • You’re not convincing me that anyone but the most dedicated political anoraks will even notice.

  • A voice from Lothian 16th Jul '08 - 4:56pm
  • I’ve only just seen this opinion poll in Glasgow East, for the Scottish Daily Mail:

    Labour 52%
    SNP 35%
    Conservative 7%
    Lib Dem 3%

    It might be advisable not to make too much of an issue of who comes third!

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