Saturday, 5 July 2008

Shock withdrawal of Labour by election candidate George Ryan

I was absolutely astounded to hear the news that the Labour Party held their selection meeting tonight and still managed to have no candidate! Unbelievable. Could it get any worse for them? Apparently Cllr George Ryan just didn't show up! There are rumours that he didn't really want to go to Westminster. Can't say I blame him. I look forward to the day when no Scottish based politician has to go to Westminster for anything other than an international visit. However, if you're the only candidate on a shortlist of one, there has to be something far wrong to just not show up! It's yet another indication that the Labour Party in Scotland is falling apart.

Tomorrow, Alex Salmond will be touring the East End of Glasgow with our fantastic candidate (or 'hard line' as the Daily Record described him) Cllr John Mason. The Labour Party have cancelled their campaign day tomorrow! I'm liking the way this election is going so far ...

2 comments:

Alistair Livingston said...

Do you know anything about this

http://www.fan-hitter.co.uk/news/story.php?newsID=32

news story which says that 11 Glasgow Labour councillors including George Ryan have been reported to the Standards Commission?

Tartan Hero said...

George Ryan was clearly lined up to take over from David Marshall at the next General Election after Marshall failed to get John McTernan selected (due to Cash for Peerages connection) and was going to resign last year.

There's something far more fishy about this...