Gain­ing ground

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Air­drieo­ni­ans fan Neil Gray MP has de­nied ac­cu­sa­tions of ex­pan­sion­ism after a sign put up at the Ex­cel­sior Sta­dium in­di­cated he was mak­ing a bid to take over the Coat­bridge con­stituency. The ad­ver­tis­ing board which has been put up pitch-side dur­ing Di­a­monds home games states Mr Gray is the go-to man for all Mon­k­lands is­sues, list­ing him as the MP for Air­drie and Coat­bridge. While SNP MP Gray rep­re­sents Air­drie as well as Shotts, it is Labour’s Hugh Gaffney that acts on be­half of Coat­bridge. In a light-hearted jibe on Twit­ter Chris Costello shared his snap of a bill­board at New Broom­field, adding:“There’s the MP’s bill­board at the lo­cal foot­ball club sta­dium, with the wrong con­stituency on it.” Re­cently-elected Mr Gaffney retweeted the photo. Mr Gray in­sisted to the Ad­ver­tiser he was not pre-empt­ing boundary changes but that it was a mis­take by the printer after the orig­i­nal de­sign had been proof read by both his team and the Di­a­monds man­age­ment. He added: ”I have spo­ken to them about it and they in­sist the mis­take will get sorted out.”

Print­ing er­ror Air­drie & Shotts MP Neil Gray

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