UK Labour have lost the Glasgow East by-election despite a 13,507 majority. This seat was in their top 5% in terms of size of majority – 25th safest.
They are calling for a recount as the majority is only 354, but that is a reasonable amount to overcome. The Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) are in the lead. The Conservatives are fighting the Lib Dems for third place. This is Glasgow!
If the loss is confirmed, Gordon Brown will not survive until the election. Tony Blair must be smiling. Already the knives are out.Tags: Gordon Brown, UK Labour, United Kingdom