Is this 20 year old SNP candidate going to unseat Douglas Alexander?

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The SNP have selected 20 year old Mhairi Black as their candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire South. A seat where Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander has a majority of over 16,000 votes.

Amazingly, Black is now favourite to win the seat, following Lord Ashcroft’s polling showing the SNP ahead here.

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If this poll is accurate, Alexander would need every single Liberal Democrat and Tory voter to switch to Labour just to draw level with the SNP.

The SNP were 33/1 to win this seat pre indyref. The odds had got down to 13/8 before the Ashcroft poll and dropped to 4/7 immediately after. We have seen a little bit of money for Douglas Alexander to hold on in the last 24 hours; that in itself is quite unusual as virtually no-one has wanted to back Scottish Labour anywhere, no matter how big the odds get. So Wee Dougie’s odds have bounced backed to Evens today from 5/4.

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Yo can find our odds on every seat in Britain here.

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