The candidates – Alix Mathieson (Conservative), Jean Anne Mitchell (Labour), Martin Docherty Hughes (SNP) Andrew Muir (Independent) and Jenni Lang (Scottish Liberal Democrat).
By Bill Heaney
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have unveiled their candidate to fight the West Dunbartonshire seat in the General Election on December 12.
Jenni Lang is taking on the sitting incumbent, Martin Docherty Hughes of the SNP; Jean Anne Mitchell, of the Labour Party; Conservative Party nomination Alix Mathieson, Peter Connolly of the Green Party, and Independent, anti-corruption candidate Andrew Muir.
Jenni Lang has worked in communications for over 20 years, with extensive experience in PR, community relations and public affairs.
In the past she has worked for PwC, British Gas, People’s Postcode Lottery and is now Head of Communications for People’s Energy, an ethical Scottish based small energy company.
She is also Vice-chair of Career Ready Scotland, a charity which supports S5 and S6 from less affluent backgrounds to gain experience of the world of work.
Jenni has been an active member of the Liberal Democrats since 2001 as a member of both the Scottish and Federal conference committees.
Jenni, pictured left, is married with two daughters.
The party’s key proposal in the manifesto is to stop Brexit.
The top five proposals are:
- Stop Brexit and invest the £50 billion Remain bonus in public services and tackling inequality
- Stop another independence referendum in Scotland, and stop the division, chaos, new borders and economic cost that independence would cause.
- Tackle the climate emergency by generating 80% of UK electricity from renewables by 2030 and insulating all low-income homes by 2025
- Provide money for free childcare from 9 months and investment in Scottish schools and nurseries.
- Transform our mental health services by treating mental health with the same urgency as physical health
West Dunbartonshire result summary: 2017
Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%) Martin Docherty-Hughes SNP 18,890 42.9 -16.2 Jean Anne Mitchell Lab 16,602 37.7 6.3 Penny Hutton Con 7,582 17.2 10.2 Rebecca Plenderleith * LD 1,009 2.3 0.7* Candidate lost their deposit
The result from the Argyll and Bute constituency in the 2017 General Election.
Elected: SNP (Brendan O’Hara)
SNP – 17,304 – 36 per cent
Lib Dems – 8,745 – 18.2 per cent
Labour – 6,044 – 12.6 per cent
Conservatives – 15,976 – 33.2 per cent