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Large increase in share of vote for Lib Dems in Campsie and Kirkintilloch North

September 14, 2012 1:01 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the Campsie and Kirkintilloch North by-election result, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie said:

"This is a great result for the Liberal Democrats. We have increased our share of the vote ten-fold since the local elections in May.

"Our superb local champion Susan Murray fought a fantastic campaign and the level of support she attracted reflects the fact she is a dedicated community campaigner.

"Liberal Democrats have local champions in communities right across Scotland and this result shows that Scottish Liberal Democrats offer something that people want."

MP for East Dunbartonshire Jo Swinson added:

"I have known and worked with Susan for ten years and her dedication to championing the local community is hugely impressive.

"She would have been a fantastic local representative for Campsie and North Kirkintilloch. I know Susan will continue to serve the many local causes she has put so much time into with the same energy and vigour she brought to this campaign.

"Big thanks go to everyone who supported Susan and her team over the election campaign."