…and yet so far. After a nine-month campaign in which the team pulled out all the stops (including this blog and other social networking tools) it came down to the wire and a bundle recount which confirmed the result as Gray: 12,536 and Berry: 12,385 or a majority of 151. It’s early in the morning after a long campaign so little energy remains to either analyse these results or to get mad at coming so close withour succeeding.
But the real story of the night is the SNP landslide that criss-crossed the entire country with seats taken from Tories, Lib-Dems and most especially Labour. What we have here is nothing short of comeuppance—a drubbing for Labour for treating the electorate like so many mindless pawns and droning on as if refighting 2010