"Exclusive: Gordon Brown to take charge of Labour's fight for Glenrothes
Aug 27 2008 By Kevin Schofield
GORDON Brown has stepped in to help mastermind Labour's bid to beat the odds and win the Glenrothes by-election.
The Prime Minister is spending the week in his Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency, which borders the vacant seat.
A Downing Street spokesman would only say Brown was "working in his constituency".
But the Record has learned that he will hold meetings with local Labour officials to discuss the party's election campaign. He will also have a major say on the choice of candidate to take on the SNP, who have been installed as odds-on favourites to snatch the seat."
Is this the same Gordon Brown who put out the line that parliamentary tradition holds that prime ministers do not campaign in by-elections when asked why he was not campaigning in Crewe and Nantwich. Maybe Tom Harris will update his blog entry "Gordon was right to stay away" that starts
"PRIME Ministers don’t visit by-elections, and the David Camerons of this world are being dishonest by constantly referring to GB’s absence from the Glasgow East campaign."
Is Gordon going to mastermind....., sorry the thought of Gordon Brown masterminding anything has given me the best laugh of the week so far,... the by-election but not campaign thus avoiding having to listen to the public or will he be campaigning as well thus breaking the really important convention of PMs not campaigning in by-elections?
Does anyone believe that if by some miracle there was a turnaround in fortunes and Labour were riding high in the polls that Gordon Brown would not be seeking out the adulation of his adoring public?