As previously tipped, Christine Jardine has been selected to fight the former Lib Dem seat of Edinburgh West:
Former MP Mike Crockart had previously said he didn’t want to stand again, whilst the nearly identical Scottish Parliament seat of Edinburgh Western was won by Alex Cole-Hamilton last year.
It’s great to see the party select another woman to contest a seat formerly held by a man as that’s a key part of moving away from a nearly all-male Parliamentary party. That’s not the only respect, of course, in which diversity matters so it’s worth also noting Christine Jardine’s background:
It was my working class background, and the opportunities I was given, which I believe, instilled in me a social awareness which underpins everything I strive to do both as a mother and a political campaigner.
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