John Swinney, David Kerr and Michael Matheson campaiging in Falkirk, 2000
Accession Number: spa.si.126
John Swinney, David Kerr and Michael Matheson (MSP) campaiging in Falkirk town centre for the Falkirk West by-election 22nd December, 2000.
This by-election was brought about by the resignation of the incumbent MP Dennis Canavan (Labour) who had held the seat since 1974. Despite a 16.5% swing to the SNP candidate David Kerr (7,787 votes ), Eric Joyce (8,492 votes) held the seat for Labour.
For biographical information about John Swinney johnswinneymsp.com/
For biographical information about Michael Matheson www.scottish.parliament.uk/msp/membersPages/michael_mathe...
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