Sunday, 26 June 2011

SNP Momentum Continues With Local By-Election Results

AS INVERCLYDE APPROACHES SNP SUPPORT INCREASES

SNP AIMING FOR SUCCESS IN 2012 COUNCIL ELECTIONS

With the Inverclyde parliamentary by-election just five days away the momentum behind the SNP has continued to grow since the party’s historic victory in the Scottish Parliament elections last month with voters backing SNP candidates in local by-elections across Scotland.

With the SNP enjoying a significant success in the Airyhall-Broomhill-Garthdee in Aberdeen on Friday – where the SNP vote almost doubled – an analysis of the combined vote in all the by-elections which have taken place since May's election show significant swings of 4.89% from Labour, 7.30% from the Conservatives and an astonishing 11.17% from the Liberal Democrats.

The SNP has gained two seats in the five by-elections held since the elections and seen its support increase by almost 12.4% since the last Local Authority Elections.

Commenting on the analysis local SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson said:

“These are very encouraging results for the SNP on the eve of the Inverclyde parliamentary by-election showing that the momentum is continuing to grow since May 5th.

“Our positive message and positive vision for the future has been backed by people across Scotland. The electorate have chosen to put faith and trust into the SNP because the SNP has faith and trust in them.

“People like what the SNP is doing. In local communities and across the country we have delivered on the issues that matter to people - support for the economy and jobs, free prescriptions, 1000 extra police and a council tax freeze – real action with real results.

“With the local authority elections taking place in less than twelve months the support of the public for SNP councillors and candidates is a very encouraging sign.

“In Government and in councils we will continue to work hard to make Scotland better and repay the trust given to us.”



2011 Change from 2007 Swing to SNP
Votes % Share From LAB From LibDem From CON
SNP 6,338 40.0% +12.4% 4.89% 11.17% 7.30%
LAB 3,813 24.1% +2.6% SNP has won two new seats from the five Council by-elections since the General Election on 5th May 2011
CON 2,468 15.6% -2.2%
LibDem 1,307 8.2% -9.9%
Other 1,928 12.2% -3.0%
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