Edinburgh at the polls
Edinburgh at the polls
'AH . . . THE man who has stuck his hand up a horse's backside . . ." As qualifications go, it has to be one of the more unusual for a prospective MP, but it's certainly impressing at least one voter in Edinburgh South.
WORK on the new high-speed rail network should start in Scotland at the same time as in London, the SNP said today as it launched its manifesto for the General Election.
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ROBIN Harper MSP was happy to show that he's not afraid to get his hands dirty, ahead of the launch of his party's election manifesto.
ANOTHER opinion poll today put the Liberal Democrats ahead of both the Conservatives and Labour.
ONE of the candidates standing against Chancellor Alistair Darling has jetted off on holiday to Australia rather than pound the streets of Edinburgh on the campaign trail.
IT would be the Tories' dream – to prove their comeback in Scotland with the most dramatic coup of the election, ousting the Chancellor of the Exchequer from his own seat.
MANY MPs have suffered increased psychological strain since the last general election, finding the job stressful, especially in the wake of the expenses outrage, according to a new study today.
THE last time voters in Livingston went to the polls at a general election, they re-elected Labour's former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook as their MP with a majority of over 13,000.
JOHN Barrett notched up the second biggest Liberal Democrat majority in the UK at the last election, with only the then leader, Charles Kennedy, doing better.
LABOUR was today due to make a manifesto pledge to save thousands of jobs in Rosyth and elsewhere by guaranteeing that plans for two new aircraft carriers will not be axed.
A BIG internal bust-up, a public slanging match and a last-minute change of candidate doesn't look like a recipe for electoral success.
THE state of the roads is the biggest single transport issue for voters ahead of the General Election and local elections.
LEITH has had a Labour MP since the end of the Second World War – but the Liberal Democrats are doing everything they can to change that on 6 May.
THE Tories were today accused of the latest election gaffe after putting up a UK poster about education on a billboard in Edinburgh – even though schools here are a matter for the Scottish Parliament.
THE phoney war is finally over. Will the great clunking fist now prevail or has it met its match in new boy Dave?
LABOUR and the SNP seized on a slip of the tongue by Tory defence spokesman Liam Fox as evidence the Conservatives were still out of touch with Scotland.
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