The result of the Glasgow East Westminster by-election has been delayed after a re-count was ordered, following a request from Labour.
It is believed the initial count gave the SNP a lead of less than 500.
Labour had a majority of 13,507 in Glasgow East over the SNP in the seat in the 2005 general election.
Voter turnout was confirmed as 42.25%, only slightly down on the 48% figure at the last election, with 26,219 votes cast.
That's pretty fucking impressive and especially if, as the Herald is claiming, Labour have conceded defeat.
Labour was last night conceding defeat in the Glasgow East by-election.
The official line from the SNP and Labour, the main rivals for the former Labour stronghold, was that the vote was too close to call but with all the ballot boxes in and officials confirming the turn out at 42.25%, Labour politicians looked grim-faced as the votes were counted in the Tollcross Leisure centre.
SNP candidate John Mason was one of the first to cast a vote, a little after 7.30am. The serving Glasgow councillor echoed his party leader's earlier warning shot to the Prime Minister Gordon Brown, saying: "If we win this seat, it's an earthquake."
I am going to retire to bed the now, but I sincerely hope that Labour have been beaten. Part of any satisfaction would derive from the fact that the voters of Glasgow East might actually have taken on board my comment...
Far be it for me to point out that if you live in shit and continue to elect the people who keep you in shit simply because, historically, your family has always voted for shit, then possibly all you are going to get is... well... shit.
... and thus have, for the first time in many years, rejected the red-rosed cunts.* I think that this shows that there is, in fact, hope for humanity, even those in Glasgow East. After all, if they can change their MP, who cannot?
However, by far the greater part of my jubilation would derive from seeing Gordon Brown's face; wouldn't it be wonderful if someone ousted the fat monocular cunt in the most ignominious way possible?
UPDATE: well, fuck me ragged! Labour lost. Aaaaaaahahahahahahaha!
* Not that the SNP are an awful lot less socialist than Labour, mind...