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Election 2021 / Rhoda GrantScottish Labour

The Scottish Labour Party is offering a range of talents to represent you on the regional ballot. Along with experienced politicians, we have a care worker, artist, teacher and a small business owner. A wealth of knowledge and experience.

I am Rhoda Grant and I have had the privilege of representing you in the Scottish Parliament for 18 years, be it fighting for a better deal for crofters, supporting your necessary aspiration for an MRI scanner…


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…


Election 2021 / Hazel G MansfieldEnd Violence Against Women (EVAW)

I am protesting to End Violence Against Women by standing as a candidate for Scottish Parliament to speak for myself, and to change the 30/70 by one more voice.

I will stand as a Regional Candidate for the Highlands & Islands on 6 May. Vote for Hazel G Mansfield.

A bit outraged by how few women are standing for political office…


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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