Monday, April 18, 2011
Nicola Sturgeon wins the battle of Govan Cross as press and voters flock to SNP, Labour Johann Lamont left standing alone, first aid thrown in too!
It seems that when people need help the SNP deliver, Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon stopped campaigning and went to the rescue of an elderly man who fell getting off a bus.
Nicola Sturgeon was campaigning with Rab C Nesbitt star Elaine C Smith in Glasgow's Govan area when the incident occurred.
She dialled 999 and a paramedic arrived within 10 minutes, followed by an ambulance five minutes later.
Nicola Sturgeon and Elaine C Smith chatted to the man and his wife as they waited for medical help to arrive.
After being examined by the ambulance crew, the pensioner taken home to recover, none the worse for wear!
An SNP spokeswoman said:
"Nicola did what anyone would have done and joined other passersby to help an elderly gentleman back to his feet and stayed chatting to him and his wife while the ambulance arrived. We are all pleased to hear that he's ok and back at home."
What is funny about that Saturday was that the Deputy leader of the ‘Scottish’ Labour Party was also at Govan Cross that day running a stall with another person.
And everyone was going to see Nicola Sturgeon.
Johann Lamont was bypassed by the press and punters.
The SNP have a habit of stopping campaigning when people need help, at Glasgow East during the General Election, an SNP Activist stopped campaign when an elderly woman was knocked down in the street.
Labour Councillor of shame George Ryan who witnessed the incident never helped as the woman who had a head injury lay on the ground.
He continued handing out leaflets.
I blogged on that incident regarding George ‘stay away’ Ryan.
And that’s the difference between the SNP and the British Labour Party.
People’s welfare is more important than votes.
Well done Nicola Sturgeon and Elaine C Smith.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University