Corbynsceptics celebrate as Pam Duncan-Glancy is reselected in Glasgow North

31st May, 2018 11:06 am

Pam Duncan-Glancy has been reselected as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the marginal seat of Glasgow North.

The disability rights activist beat trade unionist Agnes Tolmie by 63 votes to 29.

Tolmie, chair of the Scottish Women’s Convention and former president of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), had the support of Unite the Union and Campaign for Socialism, a pressure group formed in 1994 that merged with Momentum in 2016.

Duncan-Glancy stood in the constituency for Labour in June 2017, when she cut the SNP’s majority from 9,295 to 1,060.

Labour First organiser Matt Pound welcomed the news, which he described as further indication that Momentum backing “isn’t worth the loyalty contract it’s written on”.

The comment is a reference to reports that Momentum requires those running to be Labour parliamentary candidates sign a contract that sets out political objectives.

Stewart McDonald, SNP MP for Glasgow South, also took to Twitter welcomed the result.

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