THE Liberal Democrats have unveiled their candidate for probably the most marginal Westminster seat in Scotland.
Councillor Susan Murray will try to retake East Dunbartonshire from the SNP on the subsequent common election, which is anticipated in 2024.
The seat was beforehand held by UK Liberal Democrat chief Jo Swinson, however she misplaced it to the SNP’s Amy Callaghan in 2019 after pitching herself as a future Prime Minister.
Ms Swinson noticed her 5,339-vote majority develop into an SNP majority of 149.
The third most marginal seat within the UK on the final common election, the well-heeled suburb north of Glasgow has modified palms typically lately.
Ms Swinson gained it in 2005 and held it till the SNP’s John Nicolson gained in 2015, just for Ms Swinson to win it again within the snap election of 2017, earlier than shedding it once more two years later.
After May’s native elections, the Liberal Democrats are the second largest social gathering on SNP-run East Dunbartionshire Council.
Cllr Murray, 65, who represents Kirkintilloch East and North and Twechar, was previously the European advertising director for an worldwide medical gadget firm.
During the pandemic, she helped arrange Community Response in East Dunbartonshire (CRED), a charity delivering purchasing, prescriptions and helped weak folks.
Scottish Liberal Democrat chief Alex Cole-Hamilton stated: “Susan is not a typical politician – she has actual life expertise she will be able to use to get the most effective for native folks.
“The SNP have been terrible for Scotland. Their obsession with independence has distracted them from the challenges individuals are going through daily like lengthy waits for GP appointments, the cost-of-living disaster and the disruption on our railways.
“Meanwhile the Conservatives are lowered to creating excuses for a Prime Minister who partied whereas ladies gave start alone and folks stated goodbye to their family members by video name.
“In this ultra-marginal seat a vote for Susan will ship a message that it’s time for a change.”
Cllr Murray stated: “East Dunbartonshire wants a neighborhood champion, not simply one other SNP politician obsessive about independence.
“Through my charity work and my time as a local councillor I have shown that I will always put East Dunbartonshire first. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into campaigning once again.”
During the pandemic, she helped arrange Community Response in East Dunbartonshire (CRED), a charity delivering purchasing and prescriptions to weak folks.