Jamie Greene, MSP for West Scotland region has welcomed the "Tory revival" in the West of Scotland citing the results of last week’s local council by-elections. In Irvine West the Conservatives increased their share of vote by 8.6%. In Renfrew South and Gallowhill the vote share increased by 9.1%
He commented "After doubling the amount of MSPs in Holyrood and becoming the official opposition to the SNP, we have seen remarkable increases in our vote share in the recent by-elections. A Near 10% increase in wards which we previously wouldn’t have deemed to be our heartland is a warming and welcome result. It shows that the Labour vote continues on a path of reduction and that the tide is turning against the SNP. I think people are not afraid to vote Conservative in the West of Scotland, the fact that there are now 4 Conservative MSPs in this region says a lot about the shift in people’s attitude to centre right politics in Scotland."
He concluded " I am extremely proud of the work that our candidates Angela and Mark gave to the campaign. It is a springboard to next year’s local council elections and I am confident we will make great gains across Scotland"