McAvoy stunned

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Reaction -

Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang have lost an“out­stand­ing”MP says the man who had the seat for 23 years.

Baron McAvoy of Ruther­glen was at last Thurs­day’s count as Tom Greatrex lost the seat the SNP’s Mar­garet Ferrier.

He said:“I am ex­tremely dis­ap­pointed, not only for Tom Greatrex as an out­stand­ing mem­ber of par­lia­ment, but also that the Labour Party have been re­jected so much in our area. The re­sult is not a re­flec­tion on Tom of any kind.”

Go­ing for­ward, Lord McAvoy ad­mits Labour face some tough ques­tions, not just in Scot­land but across the UK, and said:“There’s been a tide, a tsunami. It seems like the 45 per cent who voted Yes had one party to vote for whereas the ma­jor­ity was split be­tween three par­ties.

“We lost the sup­port of a lot of peo­ple and we need to dig deep and find out why we lost that vote and trust.“

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