Dor­nan fac­ing five chal­lengers

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Special -

Vot­ers in Castlemilk, King’s Park and Croft­foot will have six can­di­dates to choose from when they go to the polls on May 5.

James Dor­nan is de­fend­ing the seat for the SNP hav­ing won in 2011 by over 1,500 votes.

He de­feated for­mer Glas­gow City Coun­cil leader, Char­lie Gor­don to take the seat with 45 per cent of the vote.

Mr Dor­nan is a for­mer Lang­side coun­cil­lor and was a deputy whip in the last gov­ern­ment.

Try­ing to win the seat back for Labour will be So­ryia Siddique, a coun­cil­lor for the South­side ward.

Kyle Thorn­ton will again con­test a seat for the Con­ser­va­tives.

Last year, he stood for the Glas­gow South con­stituency in the general elec­tion, win­ning just un­der 10 per cent of the vote on his way to a third place fin­ish.

An­other well known face will be run­ning for the Lib­eral Democrats. Bail­lie Mar­got Clark is a for­mer coun­cil­lor for King’s Park and the cur­rent coun­cil­lor for the Linn ward on Glas­gow City Coun­cil.

Brian Smith will run for the Scot­tish Trade Union­ist and So­cial­ist Coali­tion, as he did in Glas­gow South last year, win­ning just 299 votes.

Fi­nally, Chris Creighton will stand as an in­de­pen­dent.

Vot­ers in To­ry­glen will help de­cide who wins the Glas­gow Cen­tral con­stituency, with Ni­cola Stur­geon the over­whelm­ing favourite to re­tain the seat for the SNP.

Far­iha Janet Thomas will run for Labour, Gra­ham Hutchi­son for the Con­ser­va­tives and Kevin Lewsey for the Lib­eral

Head Ni­cola Stur­geon

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