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Scottish Greens announce their candidate for Gordon and Buchan at Westminster

By David Porter

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The Scottish Green party have announced their candidate for the new Gordon and Buchan constituency at Westminster Sophie Molly.

Sophie Molly will stand as the Scottish Green Party candidate in the Gordon and Buchan ward
Sophie Molly will stand as the Scottish Green Party candidate in the Gordon and Buchan ward

Ms Molly has a background as both a musician and music tutor. The Scottish Greens last stood a candidate in the former Gordon seat in 2010.

Candidate for Gordon and Buchan, Sophie Molly, said: “We need to tackle the economic and environmental issues affecting Gordon & Buchan. I fully support the Campaign for North East Rail. Reconnecting places like Ellon to the rail network will create new jobs, boost small businesses, reduce overcrowding on the Aberdeen to Inverness line and help us to reach our climate targets. The UK government holds most of the purse strings and I would push for them to provide funding to make this project happen.”

She continued: “People often think that rural and semi-urban areas do not experience poverty or hardship, but this just is not true. Having lived through the terror of being made homeless and unable to afford heating, I understand what many are going through as the Conservatives’ cost-of-living crisis continues to hit people and small businesses. We need to build more resilient communities. I am determined to work towards creating a better and fairer society for all. I am proud to be giving people the chance to vote Scottish Green in the UK general election.”

The Scottish Greens have already selected candidates for both Aberdeen North and Aberdeen South, Esme Houston and Guy Ingerson, respectively. Further candidate announcements for the UK general election are expected.for the Aberdeenshire North and Moray East ward and Aberdeenshire West and Kincardine ward.

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