ref date:21 Dec 1999 (SI)
Election coming for single Scottish MSP
Michael Russell, SNP list MSP said of the upcoming by-election "Obviously, any by-election will be extremely hard
fought, and the SNP as the official Opposition will
contest Ayr to win. On recent swings in Scottish
politics - such as in Hamilton South and local
authority by-elections - the SNP are in the running in
Ayr, requiring a swing of just over 9%. There is
everything to play for, and the SNP will be
campaigning to win."
A Labour MSP Ian Welsh is giving up his seat! The Tories were second last time, but hopefully
the public of this region now have seen the Tories are a non-option for Scotland and that
the SNP has fought for a better deal for farmers within the EU than Nu_Labour.