Cel­e­bra­tions and a warn­ing mes­sage

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Reaction -

Re­former read­ers took to our so­cial me­dia pages to re­act to Mar­garet Ferrier’s stunning victory in Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West last week.

Most peo­ple were cel­e­brat­ing the re­sult, but oth­ers warned it would not be good for the area.

Among those toast­ing Ms Ferrier’s victory was Elaine Ni­col who said on Face­book:“Well done.

“I am over 60 and for the first time in my life I have an MP I voted for. What a night. I have dreamt of this day since I was putting leaflets into en­velopes when I was 10 for the 1964 elec­tion.”

Colin Laird wrote:“Con­grat­u­la­tions Mar­garet! Not only is she Ruther­glen’s first ever SNP MP, she is also Ruther­glen’s first ever fe­male MP. Truly a his­toric victory.”

On Twit­ter, many of you fol­lowed events through our live up­dates.

There was even words of con­so­la­tion for Tom Greatrex from SNP sup­port­ers, with Tom Tri­ano writ­ing on Face­book:“Can’t say Greatrex didn’t do a good job in the Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen area.

“Weak lead­er­ship from Miliband and his point blank re­fusal to work with the SNP cost him in the end. Shame for Greatrex but happy for the SNP who seem to be a party that is for the peo­ple and the re­sults show that!” But not ev­ery­one was happy with the re­sult. Davy Robert­son Oneil said on Face­book:“Very sad day for the old Royal Burgh of Ruther­glen.”

KB McPlaster de­scribed the re­sults as “Em­bar­rass­ing.”

Can’t be­lieve the swing! Thor­oughly de­lighted & have no doubt Mar­garet will work hard for her con­stituency Hope won over fear. Pos­i­tiv­ity tri­umphed over neg­a­tiv­ity

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