Candidate’s feet in both camps
AN SNP official started promoting himself as the candidate in one seat – only to be chosen for another constituency.
Fergus Mutch, who used to run Alex Salmond’s constituency office, leafleted voters in the former First Minister’s old constituency of Gordon.
In the leaflets, he said he had been ‘nominated to become the SNP’s candidate in Gordon’. But he was subsequently announced as the candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine. He stood in both because he has links to each constituency but members selected Richard Thomson as the candidate for Gordon.
A spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives said: ‘I don’t think the people of West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine will feel very pleased at being Mr Mutch’s second pick.’