Here are two facts -
Fact 1 : I received a letter today from Gregg McClymont, my local Labour MP. In spite of being an anti-SNP propaganda letter, it was printed on House of Commons paper and was sent in a House of Commons envelope, and so was presumably paid for with public money. In the five years that he has been my MP, I had never previously heard from Gregg McClymont.
Fact 2 : One week ago, an Ashcroft constituency poll of Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East was published, showing that Gregg McClymont is on course for a crushing defeat at the hands of the SNP in May. Unless something changes over the next three months, his nascent career as a Labour frontbencher is about to be abruptly and unexpectedly snuffed out.
These two facts are, of course, entirely unrelated.