Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Conservative Councillor David Clews defects to Labour Party in Annabel Goldie’s own constituency seat, her weak leadership is killing election chances

Dear All

Last night Annabel Goldie was on television doing the Scottish Leaders debate.

But she isn’t just fighting for seats; she is fighting for her political life.

Against her own party members who want rid of her!

Her leadership is weak, people have lost faith.

The latest upset to her faltering campaign is a Conservative councillor whose ward straddles the Scottish Parliament seat where Goldie is standing for election has defected to Labour.

Renfrewshire Councillor David Clews is gone.

His seat is the Houston, Crosslee and Linwood ward.

It is a seat that sits partly within Miss Goldie's target constituency Renfrewshire North and West.

She won’t win that seat, despite her high public profile; she is destined to remain a publicly unelectable list MSP.

David Clews cites as his reason for leaving that the Tories "no longer represent" his views.

Mr Clews said:

"I have been thinking about this for some time now because over recent months my politics and outlook has changed, and I no longer feel the Conservative Party represents my views. My decision to join Labour is very much about policy and focusing on the things that really matter to people - jobs, the economy, local services."

Another devastating personal blow to Annabel Goldie, deep in her own heartland, people don’t have faith in her.

She is facing the truth, she isn’t facing the reality and she can’t escape the outcome for the Tories at Holyrood.

Annabel Goldie is leaving the Tory Party to defeat.

She is so deluded that she has convinced herself that she is relevant.

You have to feel sorry for someone like that clinging on when it is time to retire and keep some kind of dignity.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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