Fer­ri­ers­e­lected asNats’hope­ful

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West MP Mar­garet Fer­rier has been con­firmed as the SNP can­di­date in the up­com­ing gen­eral elec­tion on June 8.

The an­nounce­ment was made on Satur­day fol­low­ing a meet­ing of the party’s na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee which ruled that Ms Fer­rier was re­s­e­lected with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

Re­cently Ms Fer­rier was named the top talk­ing Scot at West­min­ster, hav­ing con­trib­uted to 173 dif­fer­ent de­bates, ques­tion, and state­ment ses­sions in the House of Com­mons in 2016 – more than any other Scot­tish MP.

She said: “Rep­re­sent­ing Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West in Lon­don has been an enor­mous priv­i­lege, and I look for­ward to ask­ing vot­ers to once again place their trust in me so that I can con­tinue my strong track record of hold­ing the Tories to ac­count at West­min­ster.

“I have been the strong voice that I promised dur­ing my 2015 elec­tion cam­paign – con­tribut­ing more than any other Scot­tish MP at par­lia­ment – and a cham­pion for the di­verse and dis­tinct com­mu­ni­ties across Ruther­glen, Cam­bus­lang, Halfway, Blan­tyre, and Hamil­ton West.”

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