Scottish Liberal Democrats have today announced that Dr Jean Davis will be the candidate for Ross, Sky and Lochaber in the upcoming general election. The seat which was held by the former leader Charles Kennedy until 2015.
Jean Davis to stand in Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Jean Davis was a doctor working in occupational health before she became a councillor for Aird and Loch Ness.
Commenting on her selection Ms Davis said:
“I want to win back the seat for Charles Kennedy. Just like Charles I will passionately argue against independence and fight for the UK’s place in the European Union. The people of Ross, Skye and Lochaber deserve an MP who will put our area first, not independence.
“I will take action on issues from fuel costs to ferry fares and broadband to mobile phone coverage. I will speak for the Highlands against the centralisation of services to the central belt and ensure our area gets the funding it deserves for the NHS and council services. It has been short-changed by the SNP Government. And I will campaign for road and rail improvements like the A82, A9 and the rail lines to Aberdeen and the central belt.
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
“Jean will be a terrier for the Highlands. She will never give up on the big issues that face the Highlands. There is little doubt that she will provide a high quality service for local people. Jean has a powerful reputation and will certainly shake things up.
“Every vote for the Liberal Democrats in this election is a vote against independence and a vote for a more open, tolerant and united Britain and Jean exemplifies that.”
Scottish Lib Dem general election campaign chair, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP added:
“This seat is a straight race between the Liberal Democrats and the SNP. Jean Davis will provide a fresh voice for the people of Ross, Skye and Lochaber and deliver the change in the area that is needed.
“Liberal Democrats will be campaigning hard against another independence referendum and keeping the UK at the heart of Europe.”