One of the things about living in a very high-profile politician’s potential (yeah right) future constituency is the large amount of headline-grabbing minor parties.
Alongside the SSP (just kidding!) we now have a Save the Scottish Regiments candidate, Anne McMillan, standing in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. It’s only their second candidate so far, though it’s expected that there will be more. They’re also backing candidates in nine other constituencies.
They’ll be trying to hound him every step of the way. But why Gordon Brown?
Jeff Duncan, the campaign co-ordinator, explained that Mr Brown was its number one target because the chancellor was the man ultimately responsible for merging Scotland’s six historic regiments into one because of cutting costs.
McMillan will also be campaigning on health issues, presumably beacause she’s a nurse. That could be an interesting one, because there were whispers about the possible closure of the local hospital.
Ms McMillan was unable to attend the launch of her campaign at Westminster.
If you’re in to “busy” websites, here it is.
As for me, I really couldn’t care less about this issue. I don’t know anybody who does care — I think this is one that has been entirely cooked up by the media and opportunistic political parties.
I’ve definitely decided not to use that Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath blog, and instead anything vaguely interesting will appear here, in the UK General Election 2005 category in particular.