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Angela MacLean selected by Lib Dems for Scottish Parliament seat

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Angela MacLean selected

The Highland Liberal Democrats have announced Cllr Angela MacLean as their prospective candidate for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch.

The Lib Dem councillor for Dingwall and Seaforth worked closely with the late Charles Kennedy MP and helped his campaign in every election since he was first selected in 1983.

She was elected to the Conon Bridge and Maryburgh ward in 2003 after being asked by Mr Kennedy to stand.

Cllr MacLean has lived in Maryburgh with her family all of her adult life, serving additionally as chair of the community safety, public engagement and equality committee on the Highland Council.

She said it was “a huge honour” to contest the seat and noted that as the largest constituency in the Scottish Parliament, it presented obvious challenges for any candidate. [Ross-shire Journal]

Eileen McCartin is new Scottish Lib Dem President

Meanwhile in other news from Scotland:

Renfrewshire councillor Eileen McCartin is to become the next president of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

She was elected to the prestigious position for the next two years, and will take up her period of office in the new year.

Eileen, ward representative for Paisley South West, said: “It’s a great honour to become party President.

“I was surprised when I was approached to put my name forward, but I will do my very best in this role.

“My main task is to represent the party members, ensure that they are heard and acknowledged within the party and that their interests are protected.” [The Gazette]

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