Last Thursdays win in 5 Byelections was remarkable because although it reads as held four gained one because the elections are held under STVit actually saw a remarkable rise in the SNP vote in wards that Labour were still dominant in.
I I have used a combination of Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors (ALDC) and Harry Hayfields Political Betting Blogs both are excellent and maybe Harry has a hand in both .
As you can see Labour topped the first seat in every ward on First Preference vote and it therefore represents a swing to the party.
It is a pity that the Scottish Greens lost their seat in the Langside ward but their vote share increased overall in these elections and could see them making a fair number of gains in the Scottish Parliamentary Elections vis the Regional List next year.
But the SNP are still heading for another remarkable result in 2016 as they rapidly become the natural party of government.
GLASGOW UA, ANDERSTON/CITY- 6TH AUGUST 2015