I never knew that MSPs were so bound to the whims of their constituents. Apparently, according to thistle-munching arch public health bansturbator, Nicola Sturgeon, if you live in Glasgow Govan, she is obliged do anything you ask.
Nicola Sturgeon lobbied court for benefits fraudster
Alex Salmond’s number two wrote a letter of support for Abdul Rauf prior to him being sentenced for defrauding £80,000 from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).
She referred to Rauf’s crimes, which include a previous conviction for stealing £60,000, as “mistakes” and appealed to the court to “consider alternatives to a custodial sentence”.
Miss Sturgeon, the Glasgow Govan MSP, admitted she knew about the fraudster’s criminal record, but claimed she was duty bound to represent her constituent.
I reckon there are more than a few Govan constituents who would like her to lobby against minimum alcohol pricing on their behalf. If you know any, just get them to write to her, as apparently she must do it. While they're at it, get them to tell her she is duty bound to ask for a fair amendment to the smoking ban, too.
Hey, if she's fine with backing proven benefit cheats, I'm sure she will be more than happy to help law-abiding taxpayers who favour self-determination and freedom of choice.
Just drop her a line at her constituency office and her wish is your command.