Is Nicola Sturgeon celebrating as Jo Swinson loses to the SNP iconic or insensitive? You decide

Louis Staples
Friday 13 December 2019 09:15
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It was a night to remember, or forget, depending on your political colours.

The Conservatives stormed to a huge majority, Brexit looks set to happen and Boris Johnson is very very happy.

But north of the border, in Scotland, a different story unfolded. The SNP, led by Nicola Sturgeon, won 48 out of Scotland’s 56 seats.

Although the SNP narrowly missed out on 50 seats, meaning that we won’t see Ruth Davidson skinny dipping in Loch Ness, there were other highlights for the party’s supporters.

27 year-old Amy Callaghan, the SNP’s candidate for East Dunbartonshire, beat Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson.

Swinson, who lost her seat to the SNP in 2015 before winning it back in 2017, was defeated by just 140 votes.

But a clip of SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon celebrating this remarkable news is dividing people.

Some people have said that the celebration is over the top and insensitive.

Whereas others really don’t see the problem with a politician celebrating victory.

Which side are you on?

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