Smith would have been discredited in the Monklands scandal.
Maybe, maybe not ...
Helen Liddell held the seat and its successor, then John Reid kept it Labour, and meantime the scandal - which was local authority rather than parliamentary, not that people draw a distinction - had long fizzled out.
Councillors suspended, a couple of inquiries with the official one finding no wrongdoing - were there any prosecutions?
Messy maybe, but discrediting?