L-R Jackson Carlaw, Ruth Davidson, Murdo Fraser
Political party leadership races can be fairly murky affairs and the campaign for the top job in the Scottish tories is no exception.
If political pundits are to be believed the race is between Ruth Davidson and Murdo Fraser, although Jackson Carlaw's support is said to be 'small but exceptionally loyal'.
For the benefit of those not acquainted with the Scottish electoral system none of the candidates was elected to office by the Scottish electorate. They all achieved their positions as MSPs through the party list system, which I consider to be undemocratic.
Ruth Davidson's campaign has achieved a mention at Guido's place where few - if any - politicians receive gracious compliments. Will the Herald's exposure damage her chances which, if the views of the local grassroot Tories are to be believed, are slim enough already? Several have mentioned it would be foolish to vote for a leader who only entered the Scottish Parliament in May, although a few aren't too keen on Murdo Fraser's proposals.
I've placed a poll in the sidebar for those who like a say.