Monday, April 19, 2010
Lib Dem Candidate Tim McKay suns himself in Oz as his party activists slog their guts out for him, bad attitude, in fact, it stinks
All across the country, Candidates from all political parties are getting out working their socks to meet the people and talking their heads off.
If you want to get elected you have to be like the roadrunner and bugs bunny combined.
Then you have the Scottish Liberal Democrats, their candidate Tim McKay is fighting against Alistair Darling for the Edinburgh South West constituency.
When I say ‘fighting’, I don’t mean him; he is parked in Australia on a three week holiday.
No, Councillor Tim McKay basking in the sun and throwing grapes into the mouths of family members has left his party activists to slog their guts out.
But he will return for the last two weeks.
Darling is sitting on a majority of 7,242 but the Lib Dems think they have a chance to take the seat and consider it a target.
Tom Ponton former was the candidate but dropped out because he thought that McKay would have a better chance.
“I find it strange that he’s gone away at this time. I’m disappointed for the party. I’m sure he must have a very good reason for being away at such an important time. The Lib Dems asked me to fight the seat against Alistair Darling, which I agreed to do. Then Tim decided to challenge me and I stood down, thinking, ‘he is a younger man’.”
Son, its commitment people want.
A spokeswoman for the Liberal Democrats said Mr McKay was attending a family christening.
“If it’s the christening of a close family member you have to go”.
“Australia is a long way, you can hardly pop down and back in a day.”
No, but you can come back when you hear the election has been called.
It seems that Lib Dem Tim McKay isn’t the right candidate, if he won’t work for himself; he damn well isn’t going to work for the people.
He blew his chance to get elected, might as well go on another holiday.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University