Glasgow Hillhead 1982 By-election
Following the death of Conservative MP Tam Galbraith, a by-election for Glasgow Hillhead has been set for the 25th of March. A Conservative seat since it’s creation in 1918, the Conservative majority has been shrunk in recent years, as Labour have gained ground. Hopes of a Labour gain though, have been hampered by the newly created Labour breakaway party of the SDP, announcing the high-profile leader of the party, Roy Jenkins, will contest this seat. This is one of the most wealthiest seats in Glasgow, hosting an older business-types demographic along with a large student population. Will the Tories manage to hang on to their only Glasgow seat, with the SDP proving to be a real alternative? Can Labour take advantage of a highly unpopular Thatcher government?