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SNP Announce Candidates for East Garioch

>> 29 March 2017

East Garioch comprises Kintore, Newmachar, Blackburn and Hatton of Fintray. It elects four councillors, and the SNP are fielding two candidates in this ward; Glen Reid and Conor McKay.

Glen Reid has spent most of his life in the North-East and has lived in Kintore for over 12 years. Aged 46, Glen is married with two sons.

A self-employed publisher he spent 13 years working in the oil and gas industry and feels he has the experience and background to identify with a large number of residents in and around the East Garioch area.

A member of Kintore Community Council and co-founder of local charity Inverurie Events, one of Glen’s main priorities if successful in being elected will be ensuring that the towns and villages of the area are properly resourced to support their growing populations.

With one child in Kintore School and the other in Kemnay Academy, he understands the concerns of parents about education and the need for excellent leisure facilities for young and old alike.

Commenting on his selection, Glen Reid said:

“I am delighted to have been selected by the local SNP members to contest the election in my home area.”

“I believe that local people can make all the difference in local government, standing for local issues. The SNP-led administration has delivered the new Midmill School in Kintore, with a new all-weather pitch, is building a new school in Blackburn and is working in partnership to complete the new railway station in Kintore in 2019. We need to continue this excellent work and further develop our communities.”

Conor McKay, 25 was born and raised in the North-east and has over a decade of experience campaigning on local issues. He was at one point the youngest community councillor in Scotland and was an active member of the Aberdeenshire Youth Forum where he was involved in organising events for young people.

Commenting, Conor McKay said:

“I am delighted to have been selected along with Glen Reid as an SNP candidate in East Garioch and I look forward to engaging with as many people as possible to hear their priorities for the area.

“If elected as a councillor, I hope to build on my past experiences and be a champion for East Garioch to ensure that local people set the agenda so it supports their needs and aspirations. We in the SNP stand by the principle of local control, not on behalf of a community, but by a community.

“We have an excellent and diverse team of SNP candidates in Aberdeenshire and I look forward to campaigning with them to ensure we get our positive message to as many voters over the next few weeks before they decide on May 4th.”

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