THINGS always look better the morning after. Just as well for the SNP after a defeat in the Glasgow North East by-election which Labour was fully entitled to call "resounding". On any view, losing an election by 59 per cent to 20 per cent poses significant questions.
WHEN David Kerr, the defeated SNP candidate in the Glasgow North East by-election, made his excuses in a radio interview on Friday morning, he hit the proverbial nail on the head.
THE overblown Labour celebrations after yesterday's by-election win said it all: this was a party desperately in need of some good news.
THE SNP's novelty has "worn off" as Scots voters who backed the Nationalists begin to switch back to Labour, buoyant party chiefs claimed yesterday in the wake of their crushing victory in the Glasgow North East by-election.
THE BNP's candidate in the Glasgow North East by-election, Charlie Baillie, was facing derision last night, after it emerged he had predicted the party's "best-ever result" an hour before he lost his deposit.
THE impressively large majority stacked up by Labour in the Glasgow North East by-election looks inexplicable given that the Labour government is at the nadir of unpopularity.
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LABOUR'S Willie Bain was the first person in his family to go to university, and Glasgow North East was the first time he had stood as a would-be MP.
LABOUR candidate Willie Bain won last night's Glasgow North East by-election with a comfortable majority over the SNP.
LABOUR won a clear victory over the SNP in the Glasgow North-East by election last night, maintaining its 74-year grip over the seat.
AFTER a debilitating week in office, Gordon Brown at least has some good news to wake up to this morning.
VOTERS are today casting their verdict in the Glasgow North East by-election, the seat made vacant by the resignation of the Commons Speaker Michael Martin.
TOO scared to give her name, her eyes filling with tears, she tells of the fear that comes after nightfall. It is then that scavengers arrive, hoping to break into the dozens of empty flats alongside hers, so they can strip out the copper piping and the water tanks to sell on the black market.
LABOUR's success in Scotland has been based on the "uncritical, blind-thinking" support of people in low-income seats like Glasgow North East, George Galloway has claimed.
ACCORDING to George Galloway, they are all "ingenues" – a group of nobodies who all look and sound like one another, and who will consequently fail to stir Glasgow's apathetic unemployed into their polling booths tomorrow.
HOME Secretary Alan Johnson yesterday rejected proposals for a more flexible immigration system to be introduced for Scotland, to allow the country to meet its specific needs.
ALISTAIR DARLING hit the Glasgow North East campaign trail with the message that Glasgow is not a priority for the SNP.
PRIME Minister Gordon Brown arrived in the Glasgow North East by-election constituency today in an attempt to boost the Labour candidate's campaign.