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Edinburgh and Glasgow by-elections

What is interesting about STV elections is that you find out voters subsequent preferences.

The full result for Forth is here

The Scottish Socialist Party vote went a third green and only 3 votes to Solidarity whereas Solidarity went independent. The Lib Dem votes went first non-transferable, then tory then Labour then SNP. The tory votes went mainly-non transferable, but more than half transferred and that was 270 SNP and 267 Labour.

What this says to me is that this battle has a distinctive anti SNP element to it.

The glasgow results are harder to find, but can be tracked from here. You need to download a zip file and extract it.

The few green votes went SNP in preference to Labour. The BNP voters preferred the tories to SNP then Labour. The SSP just about preferred the SNP to Labour, but it was close. The Lib Dem votes preferred Labour, then SNP then Tory. The Tory votes mainly didn't transfer, but otherwise preferred SNP (77) to Labour (48).

I find that interesting, but perhaps less anti SNP although it is a much more fertile ground for Labour.

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