Saturday, July 12, 2008

Sunday Telegraph poll shows Labour ahead in Glasgow East

As we Lib Dems have often proved, momentum is all in by-elections. So there is still all to play for in Glasgow East.

Nevertheless, the findings of a poll taken in the constituency, published in tomorrow's Sunday Telegraph, may help to calm Labour nerves. It has the parties as follows:
  • Labour 47%
  • SNP 33%
  • Lib Dems 9%
  • Conservatives 7%
For proof that activists are born optimists look no further than the Daily Referendum blog:

William Hill are giving odds of 33/1 for the Conservatives to win the Glasgow East By-Election. I think those are very generous odds and William Hill may regret them. I think there a chance (though very slim) that the Tories could take Glasgow East.

However, I think that there is a very good chance of the Tories coming second to the SNP.

To be fair, as footballers say nowadays, he wrote this before the Telegraph poll came out. But it does not seem to have changed his mind.

1 comment:

Daily Referendum said...

I thought that I'd try the "Lib Dems winning here" approach. You never know:)