As part of the Glasgow Times' election coverage, we have been asking people about issues of the day during the campaign.

Today, we took to the city centre streets to ask passers-by what they thought about dual-mandate politicians - working as MPs and MSPs at the same time.

It was revealed this morning that Douglas Ross, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, performed a U-turn and is running this summer, while also fulfilling his duties at Holyrood.

Previously, he said he would stand down as MP for Moray but he changed his mind today.

Eric Moore, 70, an army veteran, said: "It's terrible. They are basically doing two jobs when there are people who don't have any jobs at all.

"They are getting two wages while nurses, the police and all the essential services are getting peanuts."

Eric Moore (Image: Newsquest)

Michael Johnson, 36, from Dennistoun, said: "It's probably too much. You would have to focus on the one role.

"If you're doing two jobs and they are both so complex, you would have to focus on just one at a time."

Blythe Kaddour, 24, from Glasgow, said: "It's a difficult question, I am someone with two jobs myself so I understand wanting to have two jobs.

"But it can be greedy when it's in that position, they have an important role to play in politics. 

"Dividing themselves over two different roles can be quite conflicting.

"Sometimes they are just greedy and it's a good way for them to avoid certain taxes and make extra money."

Blythe KaddourBlythe Kaddour (Image: Newsquest)

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James Robertson, 50, from Possilpark, said: "They should just do the one job rather than both and get just one salary.

"I can see them having to go down to Westminister but they should not be paid twice to do it.

"One salary, that is my thought."

Jonathan Aitken, 22, who works at the city centre, said: "I think there is a disconnection between the ones making the decisions and more local ones.

"Maybe it's salary-motivated that they want to do it as well.

"Maybe it's not the best decision."

Jonathan Aitken (Image: Newsquest)  

Lizzie Harvey, 50, from Glasgow, said: "I think they should have only one job. It's just not fair on the constituents if they are constantly travelling to Holyrood and Westminister, they are not voting for somebody to go to two places.

"They have a lot of work after hours as well, like constituents, meetings, it's a lot of work. It's unfair."