John Mason has won Glasgow East!
Incredible, incredible stuff.
John Mason - 11,277 votes
Margaret Curran - 10,912 votes
Indygal (Anne McLaughlin) was the campaign coordinator and by all accounts put in a Herculean effort. Alex Salmond backed his candidate to the hilt visiting the constituency 11 times while Gordon Brown hid down in London. Team SNP pushed and pushed and pushed and in the end they inspired and made all the difference. I can't imagine how satisfied the SNP footsoldiers will be in the morning. Unless any hangover takes over, of course.
Words defy me really. Scotland has been spun on its axis. Glasgow turned inside out. I honestly thought it would take not the next election but the one after that before the SNP could take another seat in the Glasgow area.
I predict 2015 and the real answer is 25th July 2008. (Another dodgy prediction that will delight Scottish Tory Boy).
Anyway, all I can say is, today is a very, very, very good day to have joined the SNP.