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Candidates for the Scottish Parliament 2021 election confirmed for Highlands' three seats


By Gavin Musgrove

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A total of 16 candidates are seeking election on May 6 in the three Scottish Parliamentary local constituencies in the Highlands.

Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch constituency will be contested by four candidates while the Inverness and Nairn constituency – which includes Strathspey – will be a battle between six candidates.

Caithness, Sutherland and Ross constituency has attracted six candidates too.

The candidates for each constituency are as follows:

Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch

ERSKINE, John - Scottish Labour Party and Scottish Co-operative Party

FORBES, Kate - Scottish National Party (SNP)

HALCRO JOHNSTON, Jamie - Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

RIXSON, Denis - Scottish Liberal Democrats

Inverness and Nairn

BURGESS, Ariane - Scottish Greens

EWING, Fergus - Scottish National Party (SNP)

GRANT, Rhoda - Scottish Labour Party and Scottish Co-operative Party

GREGG, David - Scottish Liberal Democrats

MACDONALD, Andrew - Restore Scotland

MOUNTAIN, Edward - Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Caithness, Sutherland and Ross

CHRISTIAN, Harry - Scottish Libertarian Party

DONALDSON, Marion - Scottish Labour Party

MACKIE, Struan - Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MCCAFFERY, Tina - Freedom Alliance-Integrity, Society, Economy

NOLAN, Molly - Scottish Liberal Democrats

TODD, Maree - Scottish National Party (SNP)

A total of 15 parties and two independent candidates are seeking election for the Highlands and Islands regional consituency to become list MSPs. The region covers Caithness, Sutherland and Ross; Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch; Inverness and Nairn; Shetland; Orkney; Moray; Argyll and Bute and Na h-Eileanan an Iar.

They are Abolish the Scottish Parliament Party; Alba Party; All for Unity; Freedom Alliance - Integrity, Society, Economy; Reform UK; Restore Scotland; Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party; Scottish Family Party; Scottish Green Party; Scottish Labour Party; Scottish Liberal Democrats; Scottish Libertarian Party; Scottish National Party; Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition; UK Independence Party and independent candidate Hazel Mansfield and Andy Wightman.

There is still time for anyone wishing to vote by post to apply for a postal vote before the deadline of 5pm next Tuesday (April 6). For further information on how to do this and further details about the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary click here


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