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Friday, February 10, 2006

Great win in Scotland !

As Simon Hughes is fond of saying 'where we work ... we win' ! The Dunfermline and West Fife result is one in the eye for pollsters and pundits alike.

A morale bost after a wretched time locally [Torbay] and nationally for the Lib Dems.

Without looking at the figures in detail, and recognising it is hardly fertile Tory territory, did ' Dave's ' Tories increase their share of the vote much ?

2 Comments:

Blogger Bridgford said...

No - in terms of vote numbers, it went down by 38% (4.3k votes to 2.7k). A drop of 2% in the vote share (10% to 8%)

12:01 pm GMT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tory vote was actually down, not up:

Liberal Democrat William Rennie 12,391 35.83 % + 15.66 %
Labour Catherine Stihler (née Taylor) MEP 10,591 30.63 % - 16.81 %
Scottish National Party Douglas Chapman 7,261 21.00 % + 2.07 %
Conservative & Unionist Dr Carrie Ruxton 2,702 7.81 % - 2.51 %
Scottish Socialist Party John McAllion 537 1.55 % - 0.08 %
Scottish Christian Party Rev George Hargreaves 411 1.19 % (+ 1.19 %)
Abolish Forth Bridge Tolls Party Tom Minogue 374 1.08 % (+ 1.08 %)
UKIP Ian Borland 208 0.60 % - 0.92 %
Common Good Rev Dr Dick Rogers 108 0.30 % (+ 0.30 %)
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Liberal Democrat majority 1,800 5.21 %

12:01 pm GMT

 

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