By-elections show hard work pays off on the campaign trail

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By-elections show hard work pays off on the campaign trail

BY-ELECTIONS have a particular place in Scottish political history, especially for the pro-independence movement. Starting in 1945 the SNP won its first ever parliamentary seat with the election of Dr Robert McIntyre in Motherwell. It took 22 years for the SNP to win its next seat, with the historic 1967 victory of Winnie Ewing in Hamilton. In 1973 Margo MacDonald won the famous Govan by-election, the same constituency that would return Jim Sillars in another historic SNP by-election victory in…

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By-elections show hard work pays off on the campaign trail