Former SNP MP to stand for ALBA Party at General Election

A former SNP MP will stand for election as an ALBA Party candidate at this year’s General Election. 

George Kerevan, who was an SNP Member of Parliament between 2015-2017 will stand for ALBA Party in the new Lothian East seat. 

He left the SNP and joined ALBA Party in 2021 stating that he believed his former party had allowed independence to  be dropped as a priority.

Outwith politics Mr Kerevan has worked as a journalist, an economist and a political commentator. 

ALBA Party believe that every election should be fought seeking a mandate for independence and that the Scottish Parliament should legislate for the referendum proposed by Ash Regan MSP on the independence powers of the Parliament. 

Commenting ALBA Party General Election candidate for Lothian East George Kerevan said: 

“Kenny MacAskill deserves much credit for the work he has done in the Constituency. He has a big role still to play in standing up for Scotland and I am sure he will have more to say on that later today. 

ALBA are now the only party with a credible strategy to deliver independence. When we get a majority we must not go to London and say ‘please’. If Westminster says ‘No’ then as we have unleashed Scottish Sovereignty at the ballot box we say that the people of Scotland have expressed their vote, they’ve expressed their sovereignty and then we will  take our independence.”

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