I see Kezia Dugdale (one-time blogger and now presumably full time Election Agent for Edinburgh East) has managed to get a press release into the Scotsman over some Lib Dem leaflets that have ended up in the wrong constituency. Ok there may have been a thousand or so that went astray but this is nothing if not a cautionary tale.
There were so many leaflets to deliver that the Lib Dems decided to pay Royal Mail to deliver them. One could weakly argue that this was due to a lack of activists but Kevin Lang's campaign must be going great guns if he can stump up enough money for such a delivery, mispostings to one side. I daresay Kezia and the Labour camp at large may not enjoy the last laugh on this one. Or the SNP for that matter.
With Mark Lazarowicz something of an anonymous candidate in Edinburgh North & Leith and regrettably precious little impact from the other parties contesting the seat, one has to wonder if a cash-rich Lib Dem campaign is going to win the day in Edinburgh, particularly if die-hard Nationalists are even pondering over who to vote for.
With Edinburgh West presumably already in the bag, Edinburgh South looking like a potential gain given Nigel Griffiths' well-documented problems not to mention no Labour candidate in sight and North & Leith so over-resourced that leaflets are getting scattered around the city willy-nilly, could Edinburgh be painted a vibrant Lib Dem yellow after the next election?
It doesn't bear thinking about. Maybe my moving south was a wise move, proving in time to be escaping a Lib Dem stronghold.