Alistair Carmichael: “We’ll keep all our seats” – those were the days.
The Secretary of State for Scotland, Alistair Carmichael, is reported in The Herald as stating that the Liberal Democrats will keep all eleven of their Scottish seats at the General Election in May.
He also said that the party will retain Gordon, thus preventing Alex Salmond from regaining a Westminster seat.
Mr Carmichael said: “On the doorstep, I think that Alex Salmond is now a much more divisive character than he ever was in the past. The referendum forced him to be on the wrong side of public opinion in the northeast and we’ve got a very good candidate in Christine Jardine. The message among anti-nationalist voters is already understood – that if you don’t want Alex Salmond as your MP you have to vote for Christine Jardine and the Liberal Democrats. I’m not I betting man but if I were I would be inclined to have a punt on us pulling off a surprise win there – it’s a David and Goliath fight and I think that David might well pull off a victory again.”