Stuart MacLennan

Published at Dec 22, 2015
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PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Stuart MacLennan

By: Alex Cattelona

Maclennan's campaign poster

Stuart MacLennan

  • Labour party member
  • Born 1986 in Scotland

Labour Party

  • Centre-Left party
  • Political party in the United Kingdom.

Moray

  • One of the 32 local Government council areas of Scotland
  • Located in North-East Scotland

Campaign

  • Went after old people, a woman, opposites and blacks.
  • During 2010 campiagn was fired over tweets.

Tweets

  • "Coffin dodgers"
  • Ranted about political opposites
  • Called a woman a boot
  • Slavery

After the fact

  • Apologized but, was too late.
  • Said he was "young and stupid"

Aftermath

  • The Labour party has not been in power since then.
  • Maclennan lost his job and any future in politics

Conclusion

  • Foul-languaged tweets ruined his career
  • Maclennan was running for political office.

What can we learn

  • Some things should be kept to yourself.
  • Think before you tweet.

Work Cited

  • http://dailycaller.com/2010/04/09/labour-candidate-stuart-maclennan-fired-over-twitter-rants/

Work Cited

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labour_Party_%28UK%29

Work Cited

  • http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2010/apr/09/stuart-maclennan-sacked-twitter-general-election

Work Cited

  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7570688/Labour-election-candidate-apologises-over-Twitter-rants.html

Work Cited

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moray