Christopher to stand as candidate

Christopher Gray will stand as an independent candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Christopher Gray will stand as an independent candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

With less than four months to go until the General Election, Newtonhill local Christopher Gray has spoken to us this week, as he throws his name into the hat.

The 41-year-old, who currently works as a walking postman, is standing as an independent candidate in the West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine seat.

Mr Gray told us this week that he believed politics needed to change.

He said: “My only policy is to have no set policies. Instead I intend to visit 50 constituents at their own home/doorstep every week. These people will be chosen at random from the electoral role. And I will ask these 50 people how I should vote on acts currently before parliament.”

So far, Mr Gray will be up against Liberal Democrats’ Sir Robert Smith, Labour’s Barry Black and Conservative candidate Alexander Burnett. Other parties may put candidates forward.

The seat has been held by Sir Robert Smith since 1997.