Thursday, 9 July 2009

Storming South to Westminster

James Dornan to fight Glasgow North East

The Scottish National Party has tonight selected City Councillor and Glasgow’s Opposition leader James Dornan as the party’s candidate for the upcoming Glasgow North East by-election.

The Glasgow North East seat is vacant following the resignation of former speaker Michael Martin. No date for the by-election has been set with Labour suggesting they will delay the vote until November.

Cllr Dornan (56), who has two grown up children and two grandchildren represents the Langside ward in the city and became leader of the SNP Group on Glasgow Council following the election of John Mason as SNP MP for Glasgow East in 2008.

Speaking after the selection meeting Cllr Dornan said;

“It is a huge honour to be selected by the SNP to contest the Glasgow North East seat in the upcoming by-election – whenever Labour decide to call it.

“Glasgow North East needs an MP who will speak up for this constituency and fight for the jobs and communities within it.

“As the SNP candidate, I will give my full support to the fight to secure the Diageo jobs at Port Dundas in this constituency – just as I and other SNP members supported those in this community who fought hard to save Glasgow schools from Labour’s axe.

“Where the SNP in Glasgow North East supported families whose schools face closure, Labour neglected their needs and pushed ahead with closure plans over the heads of this community.

“The people of Glasgow North East deserve a strong voice in Westminster that will stand up for them and speak out on the issues that matter in this constituency.

“With a vote for the SNP at this by-election the people of Glasgow North East can ensure they have a real voice at Westminster.”

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