The European Parliament Election is the worst result for Labour in Glasgow.

The party may have come second in the city but it polled just 23,423 votes, a paltry 15 per cent share of the total.

Just two years ago at the council elections, Labour took double that tally with 30 per cent as it prevented the SNP from taking majority control of the council.

How far the party has fallen can be seen by looking closer at the results.

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Twenty years ago, Glasgow was Labour’s city. It had every MP, every constituency MSP and complete control of the council. Quite simply Glasgow was Labour.

In Anniesland, in the first Scottish Parliament elections, Donald Dewar took 58.8 per cent of the vote as he became Scotland’s first First Minister.

In the European elections, the count for North West, the corresponding Westminster constituency Labour was fourth behind the SNP, Brexit and the Greens.

It managed to convince just 3040 voters to make their way to the polling station to vote Labour.

Across the seven mini counts in Glasgow, Labour came fourth in Glasgow North and third in Glasgow South.

It secured second place in central, North East, South West and East, but didn’t trouble the SNP in any of them.

In three Holyrood elections, Frank McAveety, current Labour group leader on Glasgow City council, won more than 50 per cent of the vote.

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Glasgow vote area by area

In Glasgow North East, it took just 21 per cent this time and in Glasgow East, where it has its only Glasgow Labour MP just 18 per cent.

Mr McAveety said the party had no effective message on Europe that was relevant to potential voters in Glasgow.

He said: “When 66 per cent of people in Glasgow voted to remain Labour’s position in Europe meant it was not talking to those people who want to remain.

“It is about getting the message right and having a proper understanding of the European question.”

Mr McAveety is putting the responsibility on the party leadership both at a Scottish and particularly UK level.

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SNP win big in Glasgow vote

He said: “The fire for Labour started in Scotland but it is now in the London seats. It will be interesting to see how the shadow cabinet in those constituencies respond to the results.”

Mr Sweeney said: “People want us to have a more clear Brexit position, pushing for a second vote. People are frustrated at Labour and I understand that.

“We must back a public campaign for a second vote and to campaign to remain in that vote. That’s my position.

“I campaigned in this election on that basis and it has delivered a share of the vote in Glasgow.”