Tories could have a strong bearing on the overall outcome
dealt with 8000 inquiries. Advice on debt was also issued on 2600 occasions.
The area has a higher than average unemployment rate with a claimant count of 4.9%, compared to 3.1% in Scotland.
Both Labour and the SNP have lost MPs in the seat under controversial circumstances.
David Marshall was the Labour MP since 1979, when the seat was called Shettleston, until he resigned citing ill health in 2008 sparking the now famous by election.
Mr Marshall was also facing scrutiny over expenses when he resigned, having claimed around half a million pounds in expenses over six years while his constituency office was run from home by his wife.
Natalie McGarry won the seat for the SNP in 2015, but then resigned from the party over a police investigation into alleged financial irregularities with the Women for Independence campaign and the local SNP association.
Ms McGarry later admitted two charges of embezzlement and was sentenced to 18 months.
The contest again looks to be between the SNP and Labour with both desperate to win back voters who deserted.
The SNP need to win back enough of those it attracted in their thousands after the 2014 referendum but who didn’t vote in 2017.
David Linden is looking his slim majority won two years ago.
He is targeting the Tory welfare reform agenda.
He said: “People are fed up with the austerity made worse with Universal Credit being rolled out.”
Labour has to appeal to those who were considered its core support, when it won almost 20,000 votes in 2010.
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is also campaigning on austerity but with both SNP and Tories in her sights.
She said: “The SNP has been in power for more than 10 years and passed on Tory cuts.”
There has been an dimension to politics east of Glasgow since referendum.
At every vote since, at council, Holyrood and Westminster there has been a growing Conservative added in the the 2014 which has surprised many people.
The tribal identification of unionist or nationalist has been noticeable in the east, maybe more so than in other areas.
Where people stood in 2014 has been more of an identity politically than an attachment to any one party.
With the SNP being the largest and dominant pro independence party it has attracted that vote.
But appealing to the strongest No vote has been fertile territory for the Conservatives, in areas where previously they would not have been seen as a serious option.
The Tories had been vying for the pro union vote with Labour post referendum and they have been successful.
It has had councillors elected and in 2017 Thomas Kerr tripled the Tories’ vote share from two years earlier.
He may not have a realistic chance of winning the seat but the number of votes that goes to the Tories could have a strong bearing on the overall outcome.
Mr Kerr said the party is campaigning on having no more referendums and respecting the result of both 2014 and 2016 by leaving the EU and opposing a second independence referendum.
He said: “We are the only party that’s standing up for democracy.”
The Liberal Democrats have fallen from having almost 12% of the vote in 2005 to just 1.6% in 2017 attracting the support of just 576 voters.
The party has no representation in Glasgow at any level and is looking to become relevant again but fourth place is its likely destination. It is hoping a clear message on Brexit and independence will appeal to those who voted Remain and No.
Candidate James Harrison, said: “The Liberal Democrats are the only party that is clear on both.”
In an area with serious deprivation issues, long term unemployment and inter-generational health inequalities it could be constitutional issues and identity politics that is the determining factor.
How much the SNP can mobilise the huge Yes vote that turned out in 2015 will determine whether David Linden can get the increase in votes he is likely to require to keep the seat.
And how much of the pro union vote that Labour has undoubtedly lost to the Tories in the East End can be recovered will decide whether Kate Watson can close the narrow gap that brought her close in 2017.
For the last decade Glasgow East has been a focus for many reasons. It will be one where candidates and party agents are nervously watching once more on Thursday night when the ballot boxes are emptied out.