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The silence of Cumbernauld's candidates is deafening

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 00:00 GMT on Monday 25th April, 2011.

A QUIET politician; I know it’s not very likely, but for some Cumbernauld and Kilsyth candidates the silence seems to be where they want to stay.
We have had word in from people outraged at the lack of communication levels certain candidates have; can they even speak?
It seems that the worst candidate to get in touch with, for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, is Liberal Democrat Candidate, Martin Oliver. Despite our attempts to contact him for an interview we keep being referred to his online biography, which has no contact details available; surely he owns a phone?
Our best efforts to contact Cathie Craigie and James Boswell have also gone unsuccessful, using their party and personal email, to ask for an interview, respectfully, they have chosen to ignore our emails and instead miss out on the possible media attention they could be receiving.
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Even when Cathie Craigie was the Labour MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth our requests to go on mailing lists and requests for comments when unanswered, but it’s not just us she has ignored; Paul Ward, one of our Twitter fans said:
"I have lots of issues that needed, and some that still need, addressing. Cathie Craigie replied to none of my emails and when I phoned her I was told to go to Condorrat library at the next surgery. This was great, considering I would need to book a day off work."
Paul, who recently interview Jamie Hepburn continued: "Only Jamie Hepburn responded to me, regarding my request for an interview, the other candidates shunned me. Because of the other candidates negligence I have changed my voting preference."
Our luck was the same; our request for an interview was answered and accepted, only by Jamie; with the article to follow in a while.
So the question must be answered, why do these candidates expect our vote but won't answer people who contact them regarding issues, are these the people we want to represent us?

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