Alison Thewliss is new MP in To­ry­glen

SNP take Glas­gow Cen­tral

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Reaction - Kenny Smith

To­ry­glen has a new MP af­ter vot­ers elected the SNP’s Alison Thewliss as their new MP.

She un­seated sit­ting Labour MP Anas Sar­way by polling 20,658 votes, in a swing of 35 per cent.

Alison (32) has served as a Glas­gow Coun­cil­lor for the Cal­ton Ward in the East End since 2007, and was re-elected in 2012.

She was the Glas­gow SNP Group’s spokesper­son on land and en­vi­ron­men­tal ser­vices, and takes a keen in­ter­est in im­prov­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ment and democ­racy.

A mem­ber of Scot­tish CND, she be­lieves pas­sion­ately in the scrap­ping of nu­clear weapons.

Alison lives in Glas­gow with her hus­band and young chil­dren.

She tweeted af­ter the elec­tion re­sult: “Thank you ev­ery­one, I’m over­whelmed and very grate­ful for your sup­port and kind­ness.”

Con­ser­va­tive Si­mone Bone was third with 2359 votes, while Cass McGre­gor for the Scot­tish Greens was fourth with 1559 votes. UKIP’s Stu­art Maskell took fifth place with 786 votes, and Lib Dem Chris Young was fifth with 612 votes.

CISTA ( Cannabis Is Safer Than Al­co­hol) can­di­date James Mar­ris took 171 vote, the Trade Union and So­cial­ist Coali­tion’s An­drew El­liot had 119 votes, and Katie Rhodes for So­cial­ist Equal­ity had 58 votes.

Mag­nan­i­mous Labour’s Anas Sar­war con­grat­u­lates the SNPs Alison Thewliss on her Glas­gow Cen­tral suc­cess

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