Glasgow North East Lib Dems launch by-election campaign

From the BBC:

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have launched their campaign for the Glasgow North East Westminster by-election. Former social worker Eileen Baxendale, 64, will fight the seat which was left vacant by the resignation of former Commons Speaker Michael Martin.

Ms Baxendale said she could give people “something different” and it was “a disgrace” the constituency had been without an MP for 115 days. The by-election has been scheduled to take place on 12 November.

The Lib Dem campaign was launched by Scots leader Tavish Scott, who said his party was the only one with “proposals for real change”.

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One Comment

  • Ms. Baxendale performed very poorly when interviewed on Newsnight Scotland last night.

    I’ll admit to bias – her comments at a Council planning committee meeting which I attended a year ago were unhelpful (some folks thought them threatening) – but the party (whose policies and candidates I would generally wish to support), despite the apparent gain a surprise (or miracle!) victory in Glasgow NE would bring, is better off without her as an MP or MSP.

    I have seen or met many distinguished and undistinguished politicians over the years; my impression of Ms. Baxendale is that she is particularly unsuitable for any public office.

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