Leader of the SNP at Westminster is on the BBC coverage now playing up how good a night the SNP have had, but how it must be remembered that this is “rock solid Labour territory”, and that we need to keep a “sense of proportion” over the history of the seat. Sounds to me like the SNP think Labour have held on with a much reduced majority.
UPDATE: BBC reporting an SNP win by 1000, Iain Dale by 500 more than that.
UPDATE2:SNP candidate enters the count apparently claiming victory before the result is announced.
UPDATE3: Out comes the “r” word. Recount. I think I’ll have to hear about this in the morning.
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