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By-Election 2019 / Johan AdamsonScottish Labour

I am Johan Adamson and I am proud to be standing in the Shetland by-election for Scottish Labour and the Co-operative Party. I live in Tingwall with my husband and two lasses on a very small croft where we rent land and stables to a couple of lasses with horses and we also have hens, dogs and cats.

I am standing in this election because I have always loved politics and care about Shetland and about social justice and equality…

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By-Election 2019 / Beatrice WishartLiberal Democrats

I’m delighted to be standing as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Shetland.

British politics is in turmoil and the SNP is trying to capitalise on the chaos of Brexit by pushing for more chaos in the form of independence. Both Brexit and independence would make our economy, security and trading ties all much more vulnerable and our public services much poorer.

Liberal Democrats are the home…

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By-Election 2019 / Brydon GoodladScottish Conservative and Unionist Party

I am Shetland born and bred and was raised in Scalloway where I attended Scalloway Junior High School.

I now live in Walls with my wife and our three children. I work in the building trade while my wife is employed as a carer.

Many people in Shetland are fed up of this SNP government and tired of the constant threats of another independence referendum…

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By-Election 2019 / Peter TaitIndependent

I am standing in this election on a constitutional issue which I reckon transcends other issues facing our country at this time and which is simply going unaddressed.

I would like someone else address the subject but I have come to the conclusion that this is not going to happen.

My conclusion is that the monarchy is Scottish by design and English…

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By-Election 2019 / Ian ScottIndependent – Fight Austerity

I am standing for Holyrood because I believe that this is a golden opportunity for Shetland to tell the established parties that a really profound change is needed.

The austerity programme that has been enthusiastically supported by the Lib Dems – in particular Jo Swinson, Alistair Carmichael and Tavish Scott – must stop…

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By-Election 2019 / Stuart MartinUKIP

I am Stuart Martin and it’s a great privilege to be standing in this Shetland islands by-election for UKIP.

I am 51 years old, married and have two sons aged four and five.

I am self-employed working in transport for over 20 years, but I have also worked in sales / retail & support work.

I have been interested in politics since school studying modern…

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By-Election 2019 / Tom WillsScottish National Party (SNP)

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I believe that the tide is turning and Shetland is ready for change.

The SNP has been working hard to shape a fairer, more prosperous Shetland where people want to live, work and raise a family.

But as a local who grew up in Bressay, I know there’s still work to do.

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By-Election 2019 / Michael StoutIndependent

Originally from Fair Isle, I’m a 58 year old widower with a grown up family, living in Quendale. I was the SIC member for Lerwick North and Bressay 2012-2017, serving as chair of the environment and transport committee, chair of Shetland’s regional transport partnership ZetTrans and as deputy leader of Shetland Islands Council.

I’ve had a wide range of life and work experiences; from early days crofting, crewing the ferry, and…

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By-Election 2019 / Debra NicolsonScottish Greens

The climate emergency is the biggest threat facing humanity. Experts tell us that we have just over a decade to take action. And while that might sound daunting it also brings with it opportunities.

That’s why I’m calling for a Green New Deal for Shetland.

I understand that many jobs in Shetland rely on fossil fuel industries, that’s why the Greens don’t propose shutting the oil off today…

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By-Election 2019 / Ryan ThomsonIndependent

My name is Ryan Thomson, I am 34 years old, and I have lived in Shetland all my life, originating from Baltasound, Unst. I am married to Lesley, and we have three boys, James, Gary and Lewis.

Standing as an Independent, I can make my voting decisions based only on what is good for our islands, and not what a Mainland party tells me to. There’s no-one in Edinburgh or London telling me how to vote. I have the freedom to analyse…

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