Mcconnell To Campaign Dressed As Holly Hunter In ‘The Piano’

FIRST minister Jack McConnell delighted Labour activists today by appearing at an election rally dressed as Holly Hunter in her Oscar-winning role in The Piano.

The brooding '90s classic is the inspiration for the first in a series of 'best actress' themed events in the run-up to election day.

McConnell with deputy enterprise minister Allan Wilson

Over the next 10 days McConnell will grace the campaign trail as Maggie Smith in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Diane Keaton in Annie Hall and Jessica Tandy in Driving Miss Daisy.

McConnell decided to go public with the 'best actress' project after successful trials at cabinet meetings in February.

"It's a risk," said a senior Labour source, "but at this late stage in the campaign we had to do something to grab the public imagination.

"It was a real struggle narrowing it down to just those four. He was desperate to do Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking or Jennifer Jones in Song of Bernadette. He's got this weird, nun thing going on at the moment."

The source added: "Salmond is just going round in a suit and tie. The man's not fit to govern"