Candidates selected to stand for Holyrood

Party members across the North East have selected candidates to stand for election in the Scottish Parliament.

This week we have heard from Scottish Conservatives and Scottish Labour on their selections.

Scottish Conservatives have decided their region list with Stonehaven local and current regional MSP Alex Johnstone topping the list.

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said: “This has been the most democratic system any of the parties have used to rank candidates for the regional list.

“We intend to make great progress in May, and the list vote is going to be vital for getting more Conservative MSPs into Holyrood.

Scottish Labour have selected local North Kincardine councillor Alison Evison to stand for Aberdeen South & North Kincardine constituency.

Cllr Evison is currently the Chair of Education Learning and Leisure at Aberdeenshire Council.

Cllr Alison Evison said, “As a councillor, I have been listening to, and delivering for, the residents of North Kincardine.

“I know their concerns about housing and infrastructure, transport and education.”