Alison Thewliss is new MP in Toryglen
SNP take Glasgow Central
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