The list of new SNP candidates to contest constituencies across Scotland in next May’s Scottish election was released on Friday.
Following a selection process which saw SNP members across East Falkirk choosing from a list of four extremely capable candidates, former MP for Edinburgh West and spokesperson for ‘Business for Scotland’, Michelle Thomson was chosen by members.
In a statement on Facebook, Michelle said
Delighted to have been nominated as the SNP candidate for Falkirk East. Thank you to my fellow candidates (Laura Murtagh, Cecil Meicklejohn and Sue Friel) for such a great competition and to SNP Braes, Bo’ness SNP, Grangemouth SNP and SNP Tryst Branch for their contribution, to our other councillors (too numerous to tag) and our elected SNP parliamentarians for their support. Now the real work starts – we need to ensure we return another Scottish National Party (SNP) MSP and we focus absolutely on the core principles : independence and the furtherance of all Scottish interests.”Michelle Thomson
Next years Scottish election will take place on Thursday the 6th of May.
Bo’ness SNP would like to send our congratulations to Michelle, and commiserations to the other candidates and would like to wish them well for the future. We look forward to all that they will do for Scotland.
The full list of candidates can be found here : https://www.snp.org/the-snps-candidates-for-the-2021-scottish-parliament-election/