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If Brown loses Glasgow East....

For the sheer joy of psephology, I have been rooting around in the electoral stats at Richard Kimber's PolSci resources page at Keele University, and have come up with a list of the pigs with red rosettes that would be left if Labour were to lose Glasgow East by one vote.

By my reckoning, there would be some 40 Labour MPs left, all having majorities of 13,600 or more. However, it is not a list awash with household names, those that would definitely (?) register with the man in the street being Skinner, D, Brown, G, Blunkett, D, Reid, J, Byers, S, Vaz, K and Cooper, Y.

Wonks and other obsessives will know of Chris Bryant - no sniggering at the back -, Eric Joyce, Ian McCartney (short trollish character, yes?), Fraser 'the undertaker' Kemp, Andy 'how much mascara are you sporting?' Burnham and Peter Kilfoyle. I suspect that John Cummings of Easington, Joe Benton of Bootle and Francis Hywel of Aberavon can use public transport without being harassed by voters from outside their constituencies.

I'd like to see the Dour One knock up a shadow cabinet from that rather unpromising timber.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 2:08 pm

Is it too much to hope for a radical re-shaping of the party groupings after the crushing of the Labour party in 2010?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:11 pm

Quite possibly, but firstly we should spend a great deal of time pointing, jeering and generally intruding on private grief. Not that the memory of that black day in '97 is still raw.  



Anonymous Neil Reddin said... 9:04 pm

Of course, from one psepho-anorak to another, I am bound to point out that Glasgow East would likely fall to the Scottish Nationalist Socialists, which clearly wouldn't apply to England.

But if we assume a swing to any given second-placer then I will not be a party pooper.

In fact, just remembering one particular gloating sneering Trot at the Sevenoaks count in '97 has kept me going for years....  



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