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General Election 2019 / Coilla DrakeScottish Labour

I live on a small farm in Westray, one of Orkney’s North Isles. I spent twelve years as full time carer for my husband and my father, both with dementia and multiple other health issues. During this time I had much to do with the health, social care and welfare systems.

Prior to that I was a lecturer in further education, and a veterinary nurse; now I work at the Bakehouse and part-time as a lifeguard and with the ambulance team…

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General Election 2019 / David BarnardIndependent

He neither represents nor is a member of any political party.

The single issue that he is standing for is the ending of the monarchy. He believes that this centuries-old institution is not in line with 21st century life in the UK. We all pay through our taxes for the Royal Family. The behaviour of some members has been little short of disgraceful yet we are expected to defer to them…

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General Election 2019 / Robert LeslieScottish National Party (SNP)

My name is Robert Leslie. I am Orcadian by birth, although my branch of the Leslies came from Fair Isle and ended up in Kirkwall via Westray.

I have lived in Orkney for most of my 50 years so far. I am proud to be the SNP candidate for Orkney and Shetland, a constituency that needs change, having voted Liberal Democrat for my lifetime and more…

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General Election 2019 / Jennifer FairbairnScottish Conservative and Unionist

I live in Orkney and, although I’m retired, volunteer at the Salvation Army shop in Kirkwall. I’m a former town councillor in Dunstable and district councillor in South Bedfordshire, and also served as Mayor of Dunstable, as well as being a former school governor.

I’m standing because I know there are so many things that can be done better in our islands. I want to see improvements to our ferry links…

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General Election 2019 / Alistair CarmichaelLiberal Democrats

I have always regarded it as an enormous privilege to represent these islands in Parliament.  It is a privilege that I have always sought to earn and have never taken for granted. As MP for Shetland and Orkney my priority has always been to give our communities a voice in the House of Commons. If I am again elected in December I will continue to put these islands first…

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General Election 2019 / Robert SmithThe Brexit Party

I’m a fisherman from South Ronaldsay, Orkney – running my own boat since 1994.

I’m delighted to be The Brexit Party candidate for Orkney & Shetland in the most important election in the modern era. At stake is your ability to elect your lawmakers, a right won by a thousand years of struggle and a right which many politicians would happily take away…

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