Campaigning by the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) in a council by-election in Milton, Glasgow, has been lively.
The previous New Labour councillor resigned amid a row over his expenses claims. We are out with car cavalcades, canvassing and leaflets all the way up to polling day this Thursday.
Our public meeting with Tommy Sheridan on the replacement of the council tax with a Scottish service tax was well attended. The main issues for people are the lack of facilities and services in the area, especially for young people.
Milton has been neglected badly by New Labour and many Labour voters are seriously questioning who they should vote for now. We polled 10.6 percent in 2003 and are hoping for a good result this week.
The SSP came fifth with 537 votes, 1.6 percent, in last week’s Westminster by-election in Dunfirmline.