Wednesday, 24 February 2016 08:43

Formal Adoption of Councillor Gail Robertson as SNP Candidate

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"The SNP have fired the starting gun for May's Scottish Parliamentary elections with the formal adoption of local Councillor Gail Robertson as their candidate.

Gail was adopted at a meeting of SNP members on Saturday night in Dumbarton's Dumbuck Hotel. The packed event was hosted by West Dunbartonshire MP Martin Docherty and attended by MSPs, Gil Paterson and Christina McKelvie as well as Scottish Government Ministers Keith Brown MSP and Derek Mackay MSP.

Gail Robertson for Holyrood 2016The SNP, who are well ahead in the opinion polls, have high hopes of taking the Dumbarton Constituency, building on their victories in West Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute in last years Westminster elections. Sitting MSP, Jackie Baillie, meanwhile hopes to return to Holyrood via the regional top up system after securing top place in Labour's West of Scotland list.

Councillor Robertson said, "It is high time that this constituency had an MSP who will put local people before political point scoring. We are taking nothing for granted and will be working hard over the coming weeks to take our positive message to every town, village and street across the constituency”.