Labour Loses Stronghold Seat to Liberal Democrats
Labour lost a by-election to the Liberal Democrats.
Dunfermline and West Fife, was won in the General Election with an 11,562 majority.
The seat was won by the Liberal Democrats by 1,800 votes.
Labour ploughed many resources into the seat including Gordon Brown who lives in the seat, yet the people rejected Labour. It clearly shows that despite Tony Blair's promise to listen to the people following the General Election, the people do not believe or trust him.
The seat was the first that the Conservatives fought under David Cameron. This is not a "typical" Conservative seat, but Cameron must be disappointed to see the Conservative vote drop by 1,674 votes and 2.51%.
The Liberal Democrats, the eternal by-election kings won the seat despite "internal problems" - Charles Kennedy drinking problems, Mark Oaten's affair with a rent boy and Simon Hughes' admission of homosexual relationships.