SNP Win By-Election In Gordon Brown’s Back Yard

by electionThe SNP kept up its winning run of by-election gains with a spectacular victory in the Kirkcaldy East Ward of Fife Council.

The victory, the SNP’s 6th in tthe 7 by-elections that have taken place since September’s referendum, was all the more significant as it was in the constituency of the former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown and bodes well for May’s Genera; election campaign.

While the result is a humiliation for Brown it is also a major blow to Labour’s new branch office manager, Jim Murphy with the question to him being, if you can’t win in Gordon Brown’s backyard where can  you win?

The full result is as follows,

Candidate Name


No. of votes

Peter Adams UKIP 117
Edgar Cook Scottish Conservative and Unionist 223
Liz Easton Scottish Labour Party 1088
Ronald Hunter Independent 19
Callum Leslie Scottish Liberal Democrats 40
Alastair Macintyre Independent 12
Marie Penman Scottish National Party (SNP) 1460
Claire Reid Scottish Green Party 126

Marie Penman, Scottish National Party (SNP) declared as the newly elected Member for the Kirkcaldy East council ward.


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