Isn’t that something?
On a personal note, I’m thrilled that Ronnie Cowan has indeed been elected as MP for Inverclyde. But I am even more thrilled to be wrong: this wasn’t close. Not by a long shot. Initially I had been more cautious – I thought it might come to within a few thousand, hundred, or even dozen votes. Maybe even 86. I had daydreams: wouldn’t it be ironic if Ronnie got in on 49.9% of the vote, or even 45%? But such numbers and percentages were beyond us, surely?
55.1% – an overall majority – voted for Ronnie Cowan to represent them. 24,585 out of 44,607 of the electorate of Inverclyde chose Ronnie Cowan as their champion. Not only the largest percentage of votes, but the majority. That translated to a majority of 11,063. That’s not too far from the majority David Cairns was elected on in 2005.
On the 7th, I changed my Facebook portrait to commemorate this most exciting election, merging my great appreciation for Conan the Barbarian with my new-found appreciation and participation in my country’s democracy.
It ended up oddly prophetic, don’t you agree?
This was more than a rout, it was a conquest.The Scottish people have made their choice. They’ve taken their country back.