“Student is Lib Dem candidate”

Under what seems to me a slightly unusual choice of headline, the Kilmarnock Standard has a profile of Robbie Simpson, who will fight the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley seat in the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections for the Liberal Democrats.

Here’s an extract:

Mr Simpson attended New Farm and Darvel Primary Schools and Loudoun Academy before going on to study computing science at Glasgow University.

His political track record includes campaigning with Liberal Youth Scotland on such issues as equal marriage, a better deal for students and more powers for the Scottish Parliament.

He is also an active supporter of Yes to Fairer Votes.

Speaking after his selection, Mr Simpson said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be selected as the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for my home constituency of Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley for May’s Scottish Parliamentary election.

“It’s an honour to represent the people of my local area and campaign on the issues that really matter to the local community – jobs, education and public transport.”

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  • Two more in north Wales – Rhys Jones for Arfon,a student at Imperial College, London and secretary of the London branch of Welsh Lib Dems. Rhys Taylor for Ynys Mon, student at Bangor university. Both Rhysis (!) are fluent Welsh speakers from Merthyr Tydfil and Ponypridd..

  • “Pontypridd” !

  • Phil Hobson 3rd Apr '11 - 4:55pm

    And Will Griffiths is standing in Torfaen, presently studying at Cardiff Uni.

  • toryboysnevergrowup 4th Apr '11 - 12:52pm

    Perhaps they could update us as how LibDems are doing in Student Union elections – I don’t suppose their is any link as they are seeking to be elected elsewhere. That said the poor guy fighting Kilmarnock probably doesn’t mind fighting for lost causes.

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