Corbyn effect helped Killen
Although I don’t live in the Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency, I follow its political life and as an exCambuslang Harrier I have great affection for the good people of the area.
So I offer my commiserations to Margaret Ferrier for the loss of her seat.
I do not know Ms Ferrier personally or have ever met her but I followed her work on the political and social issues of her area - the saving of the steelworks as one example- and also the Scotlandwide matters.
I don’t know what the new MP Mr Killen’s viewpoint was or is as regards Jeremy Corbyn but I think Mr Corbyn was an element of support for Mr Killen.
Despite the insults, blatant untruths and hatred directed at Mr Corbyn, and not just by the Tories and their supporting media, he steadfastly refused to be drawn into a similar response but gave voice and expression to the existing rich/poor divide and other working class injustices. These were the founding purpose of the Labour Party.
He struck a chord with working people as well as with our youth.
While I have differences with Mr Corbyn on the Scottish constitution question, I nevertheless admire the fire he rekindled in the majority of his members and supporters that in my opinion resulted in the election of six additional MPs in Scotland.
Politics is now moving at great speed and will continue to do so for several years. We live in interesting times. Robert Brennan Caslemilk