Here's how the BBC covered Liz's sacking as Provost by Graham, Laurie and Sandy: "Sacked Nairn provost 'treated shabbily." There's no doubting Liz was a very popular Provost and her sacking caused outrage at the time. We covered it on the Gurn and there's also wall to wall linkage on Google for anyone who isn't up to speed with how things unfolded. Liz drew a line under it all with a "free hugs" event to thank all her supporters, including a massive Facebook group formed to call for her reinstatement. She told the P&J at the time: “The purpose of the free hugs, on Saturday morning at 11, is just to draw a line under things." Pictures of that event here. Will the electorate be as forgiving? Has time been a healer or will it still be on one or two voters' minds as the preferences are filled in on the ballot papers?
The Gurn is running a poll in the sidebar for the coming week, asking the question: "Will Liz's sacking as Provost in May 2010 influence the way you vote this time round on May 3rd?"