Dunfermline Press …

OK, it is not often I mention the above newspaper on the blog – readership in Dundee rather small, I suspect – although the Dunfermline Press has, to its great credit, shown good interest in the local television campaign.

However, it is for an entirely different matter that I mention that newspaper today – its about the online poll it has been conducting about the forthcoming Glenrothes parliamentary by-election. Results thus far :
Which party do you think will win the forthcoming Westminster by-election in Glenrothes?
Poll Ends: Wednesday, 1st October, 2008 12:30, the results so far are:
Conservative 1.8%

Labour 21.3%

Liberal Democrat 32.7%

SNP 43.9%

Any other 0.3%

There’s been a lot of spin that its a Labour/SNP two horse race and STV failed in their duty of impartial, fair coverage of the by-election in last week’s ‘Politics Now’ programme by only featuring the SNP and Labour candidates (that said, their performances were so dire, it probably helped the LibDem and Tory candidates more than them!) If the above online poll is anything to go by – just like Dunfermline and West Fife before it – reality on the ground is rather different from media spin.
Labour is in free-fall – it will be an extremely interesting contest.