ALBA target Highland success at General Election

ALBA Party are targeting the Scottish Highlands for a potential breakthrough at the General Election.


Former First Minister and ALBA Party leader will launch his party’s Highland campaign during a visit to support candidate Steve Chisholm on Saturday.


Steve Chisholm, a senior director with one of the North’s leading energy service companies, will contest the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross for Alex Salmond’s ALBA Party.


ALBA say that Chisholm will use his decades of experience in the energy industry to drive a credible transition to the Green economy and deliver for the Highlands whilst advancing the case for independence, stating that it is an “absurdity that Scotland is an energy rich nation but we have people across the Highlands living in fuel poverty.”


Ahead of his visit Mr Salmond says that the ALBA Party are the only party contesting the General Election with a plan to deliver independence.


ALBA say that each and every election should be fought to secure an independence mandate and thus every vote cast for ALBA on July 4th will count as support for independence.


Alex Salmond will join ALBA Party candidate Steve Chisholm at Kincraig Castle Hotel on a visit to Invergordon on Saturday.


Commenting ALBA Party candidate Steve Chisholm said:


“I joined the ALBA Party as they were the first party to recognise the unique challenges and opportunities facing the Highlands and I’ve since been working with our local team developing a Highland Manifesto tailored to the needs  of our region. No one has done that before and it is testament to the commitment that ALBA has to supporting our Highland communities. For too long we have been subjected to national policies imposed by our UK and Scottish Governments.  If I am elected I will make sure our Governments listen to the voice of the Highlands." 


Commenting Alba Party leader and former First Minister Alex Salmond said:


We are delighted to have someone of Steve’s calibre and business experience carrying the ALBA Party saltire in the Highlands at the General Election. It emphasises ALBA’s credentials as a truly National Party representing all parts and all communities in Scotland.


“Steve’s extensive experience and dedication to Highlands and Islands development, is an huge asset for ALBA in shaping and driving forward an economic and industrial revival in the North of Scotland.”

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