From Ludo Thierry:
A FORMER Labour candidate left party members stunned this weekend after she defected to the Conservatives.
Faten Hameed, who twice stood for Jeremy Corbyn’s party in Glasgow Central, was pictured this weekend being welcomed to the Scottish Tory “family”.
Less than two months ago, Labour supporters flooded the streets of the constituency, knocking on doors, delivering leaflets, and urging voters to back Hameed in the General Election.
One of those leaflets had the candidate saying:”If Labour wins Glasgow, Labour forms the next government. Vote Labour to get rid of the Tories.”
But yesterday Tory councillor Thomas Kerr took to Twitter and posted a picture of Hameed at a gathering with former party leader Annabel Goldie.
“Honoured to welcome Faten Hameed to @ScotTories family” he tweeted, “As a former Labour candidate Faten knows we’re the only party that’ll beat the SNP and move Scotland forward.”
SNP MP Alison Thewliss said the switch was “astonishing”.
She said: “In December, Faten Hameed stood on a Labour manifesto, said the Tories would ‘only look after the privileged few’, that she’d oppose Brexit and campaign to remain.”
During the election campaign, Flora Scarabello, the Tory candidate in Glasgow Central was suspended by her party for using “anti-Muslim language”.