Lanark MP Jim Hood attacks his own constituency plan

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Veteran MP Jim Hood has ended up blasting changes to the borders of his constituency he himself demanded years ago.

However, this is NOT another case of a politician being two-faced but an honest admission by him that, while the `return’ of the traditional Clydesdale Constituency is exactly what he wanted, it comes at far too high a price.

“Blatant and gross gerrymandering,” is how the blunt MP, this year celebrating his quarter century representing Lanark, Carluke and the surrounding area in Westminster, described the Boundary Commission’s proposals for reforms of Scotland’s UK constituencies for the 2015 General Election.

For more on this story pick up a copy of the Carluke and Lanark Gazette, which is in the shops now.