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Week three - Brian Pope Conservative Glasgow North

Election diaries

This week my campaign to get new CT scanners for Glasgow's Western Infirmary paid immediate dividends. On Tuesday, Scottish health minister Malcolm Chisholm pledged to replace the Infirmary's outdated scanners within three months. Labour was not going to let that become an election issue.

On the very same day I faced my first hustings at Glasgow University. I was nervous before the event, especially having seen one the night before. It is just like Question Time and you can get a question on anything.

The second question up demanded to know what I actually did to help third world development. It couldn't have been better. 'Well, ' I said, 'I'm organising an annual RedR cycle ride around Glasgow on 3 June and you're invited.' I got them on side with that.

I have also been pounding the streets, knocking on doors and distributing leaflets from 10am to 10pm. I've lost over 1½ stone these last two weeks and I've never been so fit if you ever want to lose weight, run for election!

For the final push I have produced a new leaflet setting out what I have achieved in the last fortnight. A lot of people make promises, I focus on delivery.

Ultimately, I've done my best and couldn't do any more. So whatever happens on Thursday I've not let myself down.

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