Christopher McEleny

Christopher McEleny

ALBA Candidate for Inverclyde & Renfrewshire West

Mr McEleny served as an Inverclyde Councillor between 2012 to 2022. He is the longest ever serving Inverclyde SNP leader and left the party in 2021 to join Alba Party citing that the Scottish National Party had failed to prioritise independence. He now serves as Alba Party’s General Secretary.

Mr McEleny was known as a campaigning Councillor when he sat on the his local authority and achieved a national profile when he spearhead the campaign for an independence “Plan B”, previously warning that Westminster would not agree to a second independence referendum and that an election should be used to seek a mandate for Scotland to enter into independence negations with the UK Government.

McEleny says that with support for independence sitting at about 50% but support for the SNP now below 30% “it is vital that independence supporters reflect that as the SNP continue to spiral downwards they can no longer win in seats like Inverclyde and Renfrewshire West. I am urging people not to go back to voting Labour because the SNP have let them down. Rally behind me and let’s ensure Inverclyde and Renfrewshire West keeps Labour out at the General Election.”