Tories name TV presenter as Scottish spin doctor

THE Scottish Conservatives have named a television journalist as their new spin doctor. STV presenter and political correspondent Michael Crow has been appointed head of strategy and communications in Scotland.

In the newly created role, Mr Crow will act as the link between Tory Central Office in London and the Scottish Conservative group in the Scottish Parliament.

The decision to appoint Mr Crow was seen at Holyrood last night as a statement of intent by the Conservatives in Scotland ahead of the next general election, when the party needs to do better than it has for generations if David Cameron's desire to represent the UK is to be realised.

Andrew Fulton, the Scottish Conservatives' chairman, said: "As a journalist for 15 years, Michael brings with him a huge amount of media and political experience."