PARLIAMENT’S OUT: Make sure the bad boys don’t return after summer

Parliament is out and the official General Election campaign has begun. Polls are steady and – in Alice Cooper style – predict that Westminster will be a school “blown to pieces” by the SNP this May. Today’s report focuses on a hotly contested seat in the Scottish Highlands, where a long-time Liberal Democrat incumbent can be found scratching his head …

Scot Tories field candidate for Highland seat – from Surrey

The Scottish Conservatives have selected their parliamentary candidate for North constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross ahead of May’s General Election. They have selected Alastair Graham – who is head of a private school in Surrey and partner in a Devon farming business – to contest the vote against incumbent Liberal Democrat MP, John Thurso; Scottish …

Too late, Danny boy: £300 million spend by MP to save seat

MOMENTS after the SNP announced Councillor Drew Hendry as their General Election candidate for Inverness,  Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg gave an interview to local newspaper, The Inverness Courier, announcing a £300 million ‘city deal’ to save his Liberal Democrat colleague from wipe-out. Lib Dem and Chief Secretary to the Treasury …