SNP National Woman's Convener Cllr Caroline McAllister to stand in the West of Scotland for Alba Party
Caroline McAllister the former National Women’s Convener of the SNP, will contest the West of Scotland Region at the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections for the Alba Party.
The West Dunbartonshire Councillor has relinquished her National Office Bearer position on the SNP’s ruling National Executive Committee, to transfer to the Alba Party to help deliver a supermajority at the upcoming Holyrood elections.
The move comes on the back of the SNP’s National Equalities Convener, Lynne Anderson, also resigning from the SNP’s ruling executive body to contest the Scottish Parliament election for the Alba Party.
Commenting Cllr Caroline McAllister said;
“I am delighted to join the Alba Party. As a Councillor, and the former SNP National Women’s Convener, I’m really looking forward to working with my colleagues in the Alba Party to ensure women’s rights are front and centre of the new Scottish Parliament I hope to be a member of.“
- On Friday 26th March the Alba Party was launched by Alex Salmond and Alex and three other candidates were declared - Eva Comrie who transferred from No1 on the SNP list for Mid Scotland and Fife, businesswoman Cynthia Guthrie who is standing in the South of Scotland and Cllr Chris McEleny, the author of “Plan B” who is standing in the West of Scotland.
- On Saturday 27th March former Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill MP announced his transfer to the Alba Party alongside Corrie Wilson, the former SNP MP
- Today, Sunday 28th March, Neale Hanvey MP announced his transfer to the Alba Party alongside the SNP’s National Equalities Convener, Cllr Lynne Anderson, who relinquished her position on the SNP’s ruling body to transfer to the Alba Party
Cllr Caroline McAllister has worked for many years in social care supporting vulnerable adults.
In her present role as an independent advocate, her duties include ensuring those often most marginalised in society have a voice.
Caroline is passionate about equalities & social justice for all & recognises until we address the root cause of poverty we cannot truly achieve equality.