Friday, 12 April 2019 23:36

SNP CHALK UP ANOTHER BY-ELECTION VICTORY

BAD DAY FOR TORIES AND LABOUR AS SNP GAIN LEITH WALK

The SNP has notched up another impressive local by-election win, after Rob Munn was elected as the new councillor for Leith Walk.

This is the SNP’s third by-election success in a row, securing 35.7% of the vote to gain the seat from Labour – who slumped to third place, losing 7% of their vote.

The Tories came in fourth, having lost a quarter of their previous vote in the ward.

SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said:

“Many congratulations to Rob Munn for this fantastic victory.

“Rob will join a strong SNP group who are delivering for local communities and vital public services in Edinburgh, protecting them from the worst of Tory cuts.

“Despite the Tories throwing the kitchen sink at this by-election, the SNP comfortably topped the poll. This goes to show how far the Tories and Labour have fallen. In a Remain-voting ward, it’s no wonder both parties were trounced.

“This latest result is a strong vote of confidence in the SNP in Edinburgh, and is the testament to the hard work of our candidate and activists in Leith.”

SNP councillor Rob Munn said:

“I am absolutely delighted to be elected as councillor for Leith Walk, and I’ll work to deliver the very best for all people in the ward and across the city of Edinburgh. 

“I’m looking forward to representing the people of Leith, and being a strong and responsive voice for the community.  

ENDS

Notes: 

SNP - 35.7%  
Green - 25.5% 
Lab - 15.5%  
Con - 10.7% 
LD - 8.6%  
Ind x2 - 1.7% 
UKIP - 1.2% 
Others x3 - 1.1%

Read 31 times

Monthly Archive

Donate by Paypal

     If you would like to support Helensburgh SNP please donate by clicking on the button below

Helensburgh SNP Easyfundraising

true


Did you know that whenever you buy anything online –  you could be raising a free donation for Helensburgh SNP?
There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to Helensburgh SNP. It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything. All you have to do to join is: Click Here

Facebook

Helensburgh Foodbank

FoodbankCartons of Long Life Milk, Packets of 1kg Rice, Packets of 500g Pasta, Jars of Pasta Sauce, Tins of Baked Beans, Tins of Vegetables, Tins of Fruit, Boxes of 80 and 160 Teabags, Boxes of Cuppa Soup, Boxes of Breakfast Cereal Bars