New party for re­gion set to Rise

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

A PO­LIT­I­CAL party plan­ning a so­cial­ist al­ter­na­tive to the SNP and Labour is to draw up a man­i­festo for the High­lands and Is­lands.

RISE (Re­spect, In­de­pen­dence, So­cial­ism and En­vi­ron­men­tal­ism) was formed in the wake of the Scot­tish in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum cam­paign.

In­de­pen­dent High­lands and Is­lands list MSP Jean Urquhart has agreed to help draw up a man­i­festo.

She said she would not be stand­ing for re- elec­tion in the 2016 Holy­rood elec­tion, but said she was ‘de­lighted’ to be in­volved in the man­i­festo for the High­lands and Is­lands.

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