10 Things There Are More Of In Scotland Than Labour MPs

The Labour Party won a solitary Scottish seat in the 2015 General Election – Edinburgh South, which was held by Ian Murray. Poor Ian has his work cut out, as he is now seriously outnumbered by pretty much everything else in Scotland…

1. Doctor Whos…

doctor-whos

3 Scottish actors have played the Doctor – the current Doctor Peter Capaldi, 10th Doctor David Tennant, and 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy.

There is only 1 Labour MP in Scotland, which means there are more Doctor Whos than Labour MPs in Scotland.

Ratio: 3:1

2. National Parks…

national-parks

There are 2 National Parks in Scotland – Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, and Cairngorm.

There is only 1 Labour MP in Scotland, which means there are more National Parks than Labour MPs in Scotland.

Ratio: 2:1

3. Official Languages…

languages

English is the official language of Scotland, however, since 2005, and the passing of the Gaelic Language Scotland act, Scottish Gaelic is also an officially recognised language.

‘Scots’ is also recognised as a minority language, although, arguably not official. Either way…

There is only 1 Labour MP in Scotland, which means there are more official languages than Labour MPs in Scotland.

Ratio: 2/3:1

4. Kilbrides…

kilbrides

There are 2 Kilbrides in Scotland – West Kilbride in North Ayrshire, and East Kilbride near Glasgow.

There is only 1 Labour MP in Scotland, which means there are more Kilbrides than Labour MPs in Scotland.

Ratio: 2:1

5. 50,000+ seater stadiums in Glasgow…

football-stadium

Glasgow is home to 3 50,000+ seater stadiums – Ibrox, Celtic Park, and Hampden.

There is only 1 Labour MP in Scotland, which means there are more 50,000+ seater stadiums in Glasgow than Labour MPs in Scotland.

Ratio: 3:1

6. Olympic Champions…

olympic-champions

There are 6 current Olympic Champions from Scotland (holding 7 Gold medals).

olympics

There is only 1 Labour MP in Scotland, which means there are more Olympic Champions than Labour MPs in Scotland.

Ratio: 6:1

7. Proclaimers…

proclaimers

There are 2 members of famous Scottish band The Proclaimers – namely twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid.

There is only 1 Labour MP in Scotland. which means there are more Proclaimers than Labour MPs in Scotland.

Ratio: 2:1

8. Seasons…

seasons

Unlike the rest of the world, which has 4 Seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter), in Scotland there are just 2 seasons. These are known locally as June, and the rest of the year.

There is only 1 Labour MP in Scotland, which means there are more Seasons than Labour MPs in Scotland.

Ratio: 2:1

9. National Drinks…

national-drinks

Scotland’s official National drink may be Whisky, but for those who want to give their liver a rest, Irn-Bru has long been recognised as ‘Scotland’s other National drink’. According to makers Barr, 12 cans of the ginger stuff are consumed every second!

There is only 1 Labour MP in Scotland, which means there are more National Drinks than Labour MPs in Scotland.

10. Pandas in Edinburgh Zoo…

pandas

And of course…

There are 2 Pandas currently resident at Edinburgh Zoo – Yang Guang and Tian Tian.

There is only 1 Labour MP in Scotland, which means…

There are more Pandas in Edinburgh Zoo than Labour MPs in Scotland!

Ratio: 2:1

Talk about a joke coming back to haunt you…