Election countdown: Candidates selected in Scotland

Everyone is expecting a General Election in the next few months. Liberal Democrats have been preparing for this and have selected candidates in most seats. 

Here’s the current state of play in Scotland:

Held seats

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross: Jamie Stone MP

East Dunbartonshire: Jo Swinson MP

Edinburgh West: Christine Jardine MP

Orkney and Shetland: Alistair Carmichael MP

Formerly held seats

Argyll and Bute: Alan Reid (former MP)

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk: Jenny Marr

Dunfermline and West Fife: Rebecca Bell

Gordon: James Oates

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Denis Rixson

North East Fife: Wendy Chamberlain fights the most marginal seat in the country where the SNP and his wife make up the majority.

Ross, Skye and Lochaber: Craig Harrow

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine: John Waddell

Elsewhere, the following candidates are now in place with other selections still to come.

Aberdeen North: Isobel Davidson

Aberdeen South: Ian Yuill

Angus: Ben Lawrie

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale: John Ferry

Dundee East: Michael Crichton

Dundee West: Daniel Coleman

East Lothian: Robert O’Riordan

East Renfrewshire: Andrew McGlynn

Edinburgh East: Jill Reilly

Edinburgh North and Leith: Bruce Wilson

Edinburgh South: Alan Beal

Edinburgh South West: Tom Inglis

Glasgow Central: Ewan Hoyle

Glasgow East: Yvonne Finlayson

Glasgow North: Andrew Chamberlain

Glasgow North East: Nicholas Moohan

Glasgow North West: James Speirs

Glasgow South: Carole Ford

Glasgow South West: Benjamin Denton-Cardew

Inverclyde: Jacci Stoyle

Linlithgow and East Falkirk: Sally Pattle

Livingston: Charles Dundas

Ochil and South Perthshire: Iliyan Stefanov

Perth and North Perthshire: Peter Barrett

Stirling: Fayzan Rehman

On diversity, this gives us 11 women, 26 men and 1 BAME candidate.

Of the 11 women, 5 are standing in the held and formerly held seats which we hope to take back.



* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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