Speaking of the forthcoming election and the choices people face on June 24th he said:
"Local people are feeling let down by Gordon Brown's Labour Government that is out of touch and has forgotten the East End. Gordon Brown's Government simply doesn't understand how the loss of vital services harms the local community.
"Equally local people are getting fed up of the empty promises by the SNP. The teflon is coming off and the SNP's honeymoon is now over.
"The Scottish Liberal Democrat campaign is already off to a flying start we already have a headquarters in Shettleston and will campaign in every part of the constituency. Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg will be visiting the area."