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NEWS STORY : Labour Win Rutherglen and Hamilton West By-Election


The Labour Party have secured a large by-election victory in the constituency of Rutherglen and Hamilton West in what Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, said had “blown the doors off”. The party’s candidate Michael Shanks won with a majority of 17,845 votes, a swing from the SNP to Labour of 20.4%. The by-election had been called after the SNP MP Margaret Ferrier had been subject to a recall petition following a breach of COVID rules. Humza Yousaf, the SNP leader and Scottish First Minister, said that he took responsibility for the loss, but said that he didn’t intend to change the party’s aim for independence.


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Rutherglen and Hamilton West Constituency