Friday, November 13, 2009

Not Dead Yet.

Labour have done extremely well in the Glasgow North East bye election. Labour and Brown in particular are more popular in Scotland than in England and Wales but that probably isn't the main factor behind this win. What is probably more important is that in Scotland the SNP are in power so Labour benefit from being a vehicle for opposition to the status quo, if that is the case then they will probably make some kind of recovery in the UK as a whole once they are removed from government next year.


Mark said...

Another factor here may be that the 'payroll' vote, in the form of long term benefit recipients, is a very high percentage in this constituency.

Ross said...

Yes Glasgow North East is among the twenty constituencies with the highest proportion of benefits claimants I think.