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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 / 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 / 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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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 / 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 / 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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Council / Commission seeks views on electoral changesNumber of councillors set to increase to 23 representing eight wards
General Election - 12 December 2019
Election / Polls open for Scottish Parliament by-election
Election / Candidates go head-to-head at election hustings
Election / Independents have their say as by-election nears
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Election / Candidates hit out at ‘unacceptable’ Facebook comments about first minister
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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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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