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Jenny Marr selected in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency

News from the Liberal Democrats in Michael Moore’s former constituency of Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk: Jenny Marr has been selected as the party’s next Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC).

The local newspaper reports:

The former Selkirk High pupil was chosen at a meeting in Melrose last week.

She told us: “I’m thrilled to have been chosen to represent my home constituency.

“Growing up in the Borders I always felt that the Liberal Democrats put my community first in everything they did and I want to bring that sort of public service and commitment back to Borders politics on the big stage and here at home.

“On the national stage I want to be the pro-UK and pro-EU voice that reflects the dominant view here.

“And at home, I don’t pretend to have a magic wand, but if there’s a street light needing fixed, a pothole needing filled or a Government policy hurting you or your community, tell me.

“If you’re fed up of a lack of Selkirk bypass or of Melrose being without a bank, tell me.

“Working for the party’s health spokesperson, I see on a daily basis the problems facing our NHS, particularly within mental health services, and work with residents to ensure they get the care they need.

“Fear and grievance are causing so much division in our politics, but I believe it’s a force for good and I intend to make sure that’s the case in the Borders.”

Jenny has worked in both the oil industry and the third sector, after graduating with a degree in politics and international relations from Aberdeen University. [Border Telegraph]

There’s a full list of Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate selections so far here.

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