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There is all to play for in the Scottish seat of Dundee West. Labour has held the seat for years and the present incumbent, Jim McGovern, said:"Sometimes people forget about what went on before and say it's time we had a change".
Dearie me. Mr McGovern, it's because people remember what went on before than the SNP now have the Holyrood seats, the council and the other Westminster seat.
The SNP candidate is city councillor Jim Barrie who requires a swing of just over 7% to win. Mr Barrie, a radio officer who worked with GCHQ for more than 20 years said: "I became a Nationalist after Maggie Thatcher took away my union rights on Burns Day in 1984." That was the day when unions were banned at the GCHQ monitoring centre.
The SNP only took over the council last year so there is little, as yet, to see as a result in the change of the political atmosphere. If they pull off the planned waterfront (so long awaited) and the building of a V & A Museum then they deserve to be the first city in Scotland to be SNP at every level of government.
I'm sure Mr Barrie will oblige.