The new Labour MSP for Dunfermline was sworn in at Holyrood yesterday.
Here's how the voters' verdict from Dunfermline will be regarded by the separate parties:
LABOUR has claimed its victory in Dunfermline, the first Holyrood seat to change hands for 13 years, is the start of a fightback against the SNP.
The Scottish Labour leader today said her party is back on track with its "emphatic" by-election victory over the SNP.
VOTERS will go to the polls in Dunfermline today to elect a new MSP to replace Bill Walker, who resigned after being imprisoned for serial domestic abuse.