Peter Geoghegan

Journalist, author, broadcaster

Day: 7th May 2015

The People’s Election: The final chapter … Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

Coatbridge has voted Labour en masse for decades TOM Clarke is angry with the media. Last week, The Guardian followed the Labour MP as he canvassed Coatbridge and its environs, the North Lanarkshire patch he has represented since 1982. The resulting video – entitled “the strange death of Labour Scotland” – painted a less than […]

The People’s Election: Part 9 – Edinburgh South

Ian Murray, ‘a good local MP’ THIS is supposed to be the social media election. But nobody seems to have told the good people of leafy Morningside. On a blustery weekday afternoon in the land of Miss Jean Brodie few voters seem particularly au fait with the latest Twitter stramash. “I’ve not heard anything about […]

The People’s Election: Part 8, Paisley and Renfrewshire South

Despite having more than a 16,000 majority, Douglas Alexander lags behind SNP challenger Mhairi Black, above, in Paisley Paisley has more than its fair share of attractions. There’s the medieval Abbey, cradle of the Royal House of Stewart. The art deco Russell Institute and the recently renovated Victorian town hall. But it’s not architectural history […]

The People’s Election: Part 4, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

the banner-carrying Principal of the Common Riding, who has ‘aye been’ a man ON the last Friday of every July, Langholm hosts the Common Riding. In a throwback to the days of vicious Reiver battles with the English across the Border, the neat streets of brick houses and busy shops selling artisan chocolates and colourful […]

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