Lib Dems beat Tories to win Bearsden South by-election

Jo Swinson with newly elected Councillor Ashay Ghai

Jo has congratulated Ashay Ghai on winning the Bearsden South by-election.

Ashay took the seat from the Conservatives, beating the Tories by 271 votes. Labour was knocked out in the first round of the count.

Commenting, Jo said:

“I’m delighted Ashay Ghai has won this by-election. There is no sign of a David Cameron bounce in Scotland.

“This is a tremendous boost to the Liberal Democrats as we head towards a General Election.”

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Tavish Scott said:

“This is fantastic achievement by Ashay Ghai and his local campaigning team, supported by his local MP Jo Swinson. Liberal Democrats beating the Conservatives with Labour humiliated all bodes well for the coming General Election.

“People recognise that it is the Liberal Democrats on the side of hard working Scottish families during Labour’s recession, with the Tories only offering tax breaks for the very richest in our society.

“Ashay Ghai will be a local champion for Bearsden South.”

This is the second time the Liberal Democrats have beaten the Tories in a by-election this year.

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