Category Archives: Scottish Elections 2011

My 2011 in Blog Posts

With just 11 hours of 2011to go, I thought I’d give you a flavour of my year. It’s had huge highs and horrible, horrible painful lows. Now, we have enough notice of when the year’s going to end. Maybe next … Continue reading

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>Unpicking the lock: the anatomy of an election triumph

>If I knew that a system had been deliberately designed to confine me in some way, I seriously would not be able to stop myself. I’d be trying to confound the designers, prove them wrong. I wonder if that’s how … Continue reading

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>Big girls do cry…..

>….as I have found on more than one occasion over the past 3 days. This post is the sequel to Heartbreak which I wrote on Friday as it became clear that Thursday’s election had been much worse for us than even … Continue reading

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>In which I get to write for a proper paper #sp11

> If you’re my friend on Facebook, you will probably be sick to death of seeing this, so apologies. I am a bit like a child. I should probably be more cool, but I’m quite excited that I was asked … Continue reading

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>Tavish Scott resigns as Scottish Liberal Democrat leader #sp11

>It was always going to be an emotional meeting of the Scottish Liberal Democrat Executive this afternoon in the wake of the worst election results in 30 years in Scotland.  I expected emotion as we were all very sad, but … Continue reading

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>Heartbreak #sp11

>Well, after a night like last night, it would be very churlish not to congratulate the SNP. My friends who are SNP activists are clearly thrilled to bits at an amazing night for them. Their success even makes Jeff at … Continue reading

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>Total Politics let me write for them…..

>Those nice people at Total Politics have let me write for them about the Scottish Elections. I think there might actually be stuff in there that I haven’t told you already. And Colin Firth and chocolate get a mention. Could … Continue reading

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>My tip for two new MSPs who would be good for Scotland #sp11 #yes2av

>I decided that I wasn’t going to take a formal role in any campaign, because I just am not physically well enough at the moment to sustain that.  I have dabbled my toe, and in some cases had a proper … Continue reading

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>What have the Lib Dems done for us?

>A disgruntled voter asks……………..

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>If you live in West Fife……………………………………#sp11

> ……………you will remember how energetic, compassionate and hard working this man was when he was your MP. So many were shocked when he wasn’t re-elected last year. An 8% swing in his favour, on a night when everyone in … Continue reading

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