This is why I love social media. The Evening Standard are leading this afternoon with the story of Stuart MacLennan the 24 year old parliamentary candidate for Labour in the Scottish constituency of Moray. MacLennan has tweeted in the past offensive and racist comments. He’s also tweeted about being drunk for days. Given he is 24 maybe this can be put down to a folly of yoof but thank goodness for the transparency of social media and Twitter specifically in allowing us to know that he holds these views and not waste a vote.