:: Monday, August 12, 2002 ::

Sheridan calls time on his council life to concentrate on Holyrood The Herald.

Last week, an NFO System Three poll for The Herald suggested the SSP could take six seats at Holyrood next May after surging to record levels of support.

Mr Sheridan, 38, was first elected in Glasgow on a Scottish Militant Labour ticket in 1992 while chair of the Scottish Anti-Poll Tax Federation.

In what was to become something of a trademark, he was in prison at the time, half-way through a six-month sentence for trying to stop a warrant sale.

He was re-elected for the SSP in 1995 and 1999, and for the past three years has had to balance the duties of being a councillor with those of being a Glasgow list MSP. His Pollok ward will be contested by Keith Baldasara, his paid assistant since 1999.

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