Can­di­date’s feet in both camps

Scottish Daily Mail - - News -

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.’

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