Could Michael Stewart be the first modern professional footballer to swap the dressing room for the corridors of power ?
The ex Hearts, Hibs and Manchester United midfielder has thrown his hat in the ring to be chosen as the SNP candidate for a seat in his native Edinburgh.
His decision followed an unexpectedly high profile role in last year’s Yes campaign.
Michael proved adept at battling to win the case Yes at public meetings and in the media. And in this studio interview with Derek Bateman, he relates how the experience has given him a taste for politics that might result in him taking the case for Scotland to Westminster.
Hes up against tough opposition for the SNP’s nomination in Edinburgh West, however, so he’s preparing himself for the political “cup tie” that will be the selection battle ahead.
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