|Cowdenbeath by-election, 2014|
|Liberal Democrats||Jade Holden||425||2.12||-1.78|
|The Victims Final Right||Stuart Graham||187||0.93||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Keith Legg||997||3.9||−10.3|
|Land Party||Mick Heenan||276||1.1||n/a|
Clearly Labour were the winners but even they seem to think that it was other factors which were of importance,
“This is about a bigger vision for Scotland, a bigger vision than simply independence.Picking up on the issue of the bedroom tax, which Labour seem to have successfully placed on the SNP shoulders. and which they seem to have the support of Tory papers like the Scotsman
“It’s about full employment for every young person to get the opportunities that they deserve from their lifetime.
“It’s about elderly people living in Fife with dignity, and making sure when they need services those services are available.
“I will spend every day working hard to ensure that we do that.”
“Finally, the message has got to go out in the Scottish Parliament right now that we can mitigate the bedroom tax.It seems that Labour have managed to use The Bedroom Tax against the SNP government in Edinburgh rather than Westminster which is a curious though successful means of campaigning.
“We can give people jobs, we can give people opportunities, we can do that with a strong, devolved Scottish Parliament working within the UK.
Perhaps real interest should be diverted to the 2007 Notional result (as Cowdenbeath was a new seat because it shows that Scottish Politics seems to a polarised between the SNP and Labour
|2007 Notional Result: Cowdenbeath|