SNP on track to derail North Lib Dem

Paul Monaghan with SNP Leader and First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
Paul Monaghan with SNP Leader and First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon

The SNP last night announced that their members have selected Dr Paul Monaghan to fight the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross seat in this year’s General Election.

The North seat has been “neglected” for many years by incumbent Liberal Democrat MP John Thurso says Monaghan – dubbed a “first class SNP candidate” by Highland Council member Ken Gowans.

On the announcement, Dr Monaghan said: “It’s an exciting time and I look forward to campaigning, meeting the electorate and representing everyone in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross as we strive to ensure that not only is our voice finally heard at Westminster, but that UK policies are focused on our local economies are developed and jobs, wealth and opportunity are finally brought to all of our communities.”

This news follows the earlier announcement that Councillor Drew Hendry, leader of the Highland Council, will fight against Danny Alexander to secure an SNP win in Inverness at the General Election.

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