......promptly went campaigning in another seat where they won't win either.
Amanda Harvie has been parachuted in as the Aberdeen South candidate following the shock resignation of Mark Jones.
Given their placing in third, over 6,500+ votes behind the Liberal Democrats we always knew this was a long shot for the Conservatives, as is any seat in Scotland, but they have written off their chances here long ago.
It isn't on their list of 11 target seats and given it is the Liberal Democrats who are just 1,348 votes behind the Labour Party, they have realistically just shut up shop and moved elsewhere.
So, John Sleigh is the best bet to take this seat from Labour for the Liberal Democrats.
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