Nevertheless, the findings of a poll taken in the constituency, published in tomorrow's Sunday Telegraph, may help to calm Labour nerves. It has the parties as follows:
- Labour 47%
- SNP 33%
- Lib Dems 9%
- Conservatives 7%
To be fair, as footballers say nowadays, he wrote this before the Telegraph poll came out. But it does not seem to have changed his mind.
William Hill are giving odds of 33/1 for the Conservatives to win the Glasgow East By-Election. I think those are very generous odds and William Hill may regret them. I think there a chance (though very slim) that the Tories could take Glasgow East.
However, I think that there is a very good chance of the Tories coming second to the SNP.