Thursday, 6 August 2009

Lib Dem Eileen Baxendale to Stand in Glasgow North East

As Andrew and Caron have already told you, if you read their blogs, the Lib Dems have today announced that Eileen Baxendale has been selected as the candidate for the by election in Glasgow North East to replace the former speaker Michael Martin.

Having been a social worker for 28 years, a director of the Fair Shares Trust, Ethnic Minorities Law Centre and Minority Ethnic Christians Together in Scotland Eileen brings a breadth and wealth of experience that would enhance the Houses of Commons.

Commenting on her selection the South Lanarkshire Councillor said:

"At a time when faith in MPs is at an all time low, it’s time for a fresh start in Springburn.

"Gordon Brown’s Labour Government is gasping its last breath. Labour are out of touch and letting local people down. The SNP is no alternative. They will be full of empty promises - their track record at Holyrood speaks volumes.

"If people in Glasgow North East want a committed voice to stand up for them in Westminster, they should vote Liberal Democrat. I will be a strong champion for the people of Glasgow North East."

She now faces Alex Salmond's chosen one former BBC journalist David Kerr for the SNP and Labour's Willie Bain, in an election the date of which has yet to be decided. This has been a busy Westminster term for us in Scotland after Livingston, Dunfermline & West Fife, Glasgow East and Glenrothes, we now face our fifth Westminster by election. Yet again it is commutable from the main urban hubs of Edinburgh, Sterling and Dundee (and all places in between) and of course Glasgow itself.

1 comment:

  1. Eileen was on my development day - she's fabulously committed and she'll be a fantastic champion for the people of Glasgow North East. Best of luck to her - I'll be out campaigning every spare minute!