22 May 2006

Crackerjack II

All the way back before Christmas, I informed both of my readers of Gordon Jackson's plans to wind up his work as a practising advocate in the summer to concentrate on his constituents, the good people of Govan. However, Jackson has performed another U-turn (I did see this coming as well), and has lodged and appeal on behalf of Nat Fraser, who was convicted of murdering his wife Arlene. The case will be heard in September.

Of course, this might actually be a smart move by Jackson: a Labour internal poll forecasts a 5% swing from the party to the SNP on the constituency vote, which would be enough to see Nicola Sturgeon win Govan. It'll also see Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Kilmarnock and Loudoun, the Western Isles, Linlithgow, Aberdeen Central, Dundee West, Paisley South and West Renfrewshire in SNP hands.

1 comment:

Neil Craig said...

Since prominent politicians & particularly leaders tend to do better than average (I guess people respond to having heard of their representative) Nicola would have to do really badly to again lose Govan.

So Jackson still in with a chance then.