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17 Apr

Dundee West voters choice

You can tell it’s an election because Labour and the SNP showed their face in the city centre today, so probably time for an info post.

Well, unless there are any last minute changes or anyone withdrawing at the last minute (ooh err missus) the line up for the election in Dundee West looks like:

Liberal Democrats – John Barnett
SNP – Jim Barrie
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – Jim McFarlane
Labour – Jim McGovern
BNP – Ian Murphy
Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party – Colin Stewart

What is most apparent from first glance is that it is an all male list, in Dundee East there are 3 female candidates out of 6 candidates. Given the make up of the local elections where the SSP was the only party to approach any kind of gender balance it is unsurprising.

So the choices:

Liberal Democrats – John Barnett

Lib Dems must be on a bit of a bounce following the leadership debate. I have had two pieces of material so far, both of them having their fantasy land graphics they use everywhere misleading the public over the voting results/opinion polls. Expect the next ones to use the result of the polls of those who watched the leadership debate.

Lib dem 50% (top of graph) Labour and Tories 25% each (sitting at 2% on graph) – it’s a one horse race only Lib Dems can win here. I wouldn’t put it past them.

SNP – Jim Barrie

Jim is a councillor in the West End so should he win there should be a by-election in the ward in the near future. I wrote to him 2 days ago about the Digital Economy Bill and have yet to have a reply.

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – Jim McFarlane

Jim has previously stood for the SSP in the seat. Really involved in Unison.

Labour – Jim McGovern

Spent some time on the payroll vote. Caught up in expenses scandal which left him looking really out of touch. Didn’t get back to me over Digital Economy Bill and then sent misleading information. Probably knows he’s out of a job on May 7th.

BNP – Ian Murphy

First fascist arsehole to stand in the seat. Let’s hope he gets bit by a dog should he make the trek from Southern Scotland up to the constituency. Looks like they failed to put in their form in time if they ever intended to- yay! The Facebook group opposed to them standing in Dundee West had over a thousand members.

Conservative – Colin Stewart

Yet another product of the Conservative making factory at Dundee Uni.

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