It’s often said that you should always practice what you preach. Well, this is exactly what Euan MacInnes of Adam Lyal’s Witchery Tour Party has been doing this week.
Standing in Lothian at the Scottish Parliamentary Elections on 3rd May in the guise of pale-faced phantom Adam Lyal (deceased), Euan has just spent two days packing election literature at Ivanhoe Printers in Musselburgh. When the main political parties have staff to undertake such tasks, Euan has been counting, packing, boxing and labelling 367,000 of his own election leaflets.
“One of my campaign pledges is to send MSPs out on work placement so they can experience the real world,” said Euan. “Spending two days at Ivanhoe has given me a good grounding on how printers operate on a day-to-day basis.”
Adam Lyal’s Witchery Tour Party is sending a leaflet out to every household in Lothian as part of their election campaign. “I have great admiration for postal staff at election time but for small parties and independents it’s our only chance to reach the whole region.”
Edinburgh based Euan is looking for the electorate’s second vote in Lothian. His policies include campaigning for the minimum wage for MSPs, and donating his annual salary above the minimum wage to three local Lothian charities of his choice. He also vows – if elected – to take his place in the Scottish Parliament’s debating chamber in a white face and black cloak.
You can view Euan’s leaflet at his website: www.myspace.com/adamlyal