ALBA release candidates list of 32
“People of talent, diversity and experience have rallied to the ALBA standard” - SALMOND
The new ALBA Party have met their target of standing four candidates in every regional list across Scotland.
ALBA has 18 women and 14 men on the list.
ALBA has six current or former MPs and MSPs on the list
ALBA has seven serving Councillors on the list.
ALBA has three BAME candidates on the list
Party Leader Alex Salmond said
“This is a thrilling list with a depth of talent, diversity and experience which I am proud to lead into the election.
Five days ago I asked how many would rally to the ALBA standard. The answer comes in this hugely impressive list today.
ALBA is set to make a big impact as we seek to build the #Supermajority for independence in the next Scottish Parliament.”
CANDIDATES DETAILS (See full list)
Kenny MacAskill MP
Cllr Michelle Fearns
Cllr Shahid Farooq
North East Scotland
Cllr Brian Topping
Cllr Chris McEleny
Cllr Caroline McAllister
Cllr Ellen McMaster
Cllr Lynne Anderson
Dr Jim Walker
Mid Scotland and Fife
Neale Hanvey MP
Highlands and Islands
ALBA - TOP TEN FOR DIVERSITY
7 serving councillors
6 current or former parliamentarians
3 BAME candidates
3 candidates with disabilities
2 serving MPs
1 Gaelic speaker
1 former champion boxer
1 Former First Minister
WOMEN 18 = 56%
MEN 14 = 44%