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The Paisley South by-election began yesterday with a battle for the high ground over unemployment. Colin Brown, Chief Political Correspondent, predicts it will not be long before the dirt starts flying.

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Screaming Lord Sutch forcibly bringing his Monster Munch Raving Loony Party manifesto to the attention of a tartan-painted sheep in Perthshire yesterday. Its reluctance to stand still for him reflects grass-roots knowledge that Sutch, like the Conservatives, has no hope in tomorrow's Perth and Kinross by-election. The Scottish National Party is set to win an overwhelming victory, according to the last opinion poll of the campaign, writes John Arlidge.

The Conservative candidate in Perth and Kinross by-election says: 'Vote for anyone except the SNP'

John Godfrey, the Conservative candidate in the Perth and Kinross by-election - pictured putting his case at a meeting at Kinnoull primary school in Perth - yesterday pushed his campaign into the realms of farce when he urged voters to support any party except the Scottish National Party, writes John Arlidge.

Tories ready to lose Perth

John Arlidge reports that, with a week to go, Conservatives accept they have lost one more seat in 'middle Scotland'

Scotland's Tories risk extinction

As the SNP prepares for a by-election win, John Arlidge reports on deep fears among tartan Conservatives
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