Labour has been defeated right in Gordon Brown's own backyard. The changes in the parties' share of the total vote since last year are:
Labour: down 35.43%What's especially heartening is to remember that Labour lost the religious hatred vote in the Commons because so many of its MPs were up campaigning in Dunfermline at the time.
Liberal Democrat: up 77.70%
SNP: up 10.92%
Conservative: down 24.30%
SSP: down 4.44%
UKIP: down 60.34%
And I wonder if the Tories now regret shafting the obvious local candidate.