SNP select West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine candidate

SNP candidate Stuart Donaldson
SNP candidate Stuart Donaldson

Stuart Donaldson has been selected as the SNP candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine at May’s general election.

The local party activist was officially declared as candidate last week (February 4) following a ballot of SNP members across the constituency.

Mr Donaldson came to prominence as an effective campaign coordinator for Yes Scotland in Aberdeenshire last year.

He said: “I’m delighted and extremely privileged to be nominated as the candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine for the SNP.

“Now the real work starts, and I can’t wait to get out there and start campaigning on behalf of communities across the constituency.

“Every vote for the SNP is a vote for more powers for Scotland and, if elected in May, I will work hard to deliver both that and the representation in parliament that the people of West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine deserve.”

Dennis Robertson MSP for Aberdeenshire West said: “Stuart demonstrated his commitment to Aberdeenshire and to Scotland during the Referendum Campaign in his role as organiser for Yes Aberdeenshire.

“I am thrilled that he is our candidate and I am very much looking forward to working with him in the run up to the General Election.”

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

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