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Constituency Candidates / Peter TaitIndependent

On Wednesday evening 31 March I was asked to respond to journalist queries from Radio Shetland, Shetland News, and the Shetland Times all within about 20 minutes.

I told them all that I had nothing prepared and I did not want to respond at that time. They insisted on getting copy and I made a few short statements.  I have no hard copies of these statements and I am therefore not responding to any subsequent comments…


Constituency Candidates / Beatrice WishartScottish Liberal Democrats

Representing Shetland in the Scottish Parliament has been the greatest honour of my life. In my first speech in Parliament in September 2019 I said I was ambitious for Shetland. Who knew back then that we would be entering the 2021 elections after a year in a global pandemic which has ripped through our community.

As we emerge from lockdown and towards a brighter future…


Constituency Candidates / Nick TullochScottish Conservative and Unionist

If elected as your MSP I will spend the next five years fighting on the issues that I believe really matter for people here.

Above all, that means securing jobs and livelihoods, as our country recovers from the enormous impact of the Covid pandemic.

We cannot hope to retain our young people, and keep our communities strong and sustainable, without well-paying jobs…


Constituency Candidates / Tom WillsSNP

I’m asking folk in Shetland to put their trust in me as their MSP, because I want to help Shetland reach its full potential. Whatever your politics and whether we agree or disagree, I will always listen and take your case to the heart of government. You can trust me to speak my mind and put our community first.

Shetland is blessed with natural resources and as we decarbonise our economy, we should learn…


Constituency Candidates / Martin KerrScottish Labour

I’ve never stood for election before but I believe I have the right experience – as a lawyer and a campaigner – to represent you well.

We need politicians with a laser focus on securing the Covid recovery and addressing inequalities within our society. That’ll be Scottish Labour’s focus in the next Parliament.

The last year has been tough for us all. The pandemic has separated us…


Constituency Candidates / Brian NugentRestore Scotland

Brian Nugent is 68, is married with three children in their 20s, the family have lived in Hamanvoe, Burra for nearly 30 years, a retired FE lecturer, a former trades union Secretary for the EIS FELA at Shetland College, so used to representing people, a bank (relief) porter at Gilbert Bain hospital, a Monday volunteer at Shetland Foodbank, a passkeeper at St Margarets, Lerwick, a supporter of Albion Rovers Football Club and the club historian…


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