With two days to go to the 2010 General Election vote on 6th May, here are profiles of candidates we have published over the past seven months.
The photographs above are shown in the order in which the candidates’ parties came at the last General Election in 2005, with the addition in 2010, of a candidate from the Scottish Green party.
The linked profiles below are listed in alphabetical order of surname; and we have added each candidate’s campaign website, also in alphabetical order of surname.
Mike Mackenzie and Gary Mulvaney each accepted the For Argyll Political Challenge in 2009. Their profiles were written as the conclusion to that series and published in the Autumn of 2009. Each of these profiles carries at its foot the links to the list of six short position papers each candidate wrote on a set of common issues we gave them.
We do not have profiles on John Black for the Jacobite Party nor for George Doyle, the Independent candidate because we were unaware of their standing until it was too late. However, the article published earlier today on the Oban FM Hustings last night, carries some material on each of them. Here too is John Black’s campaign website: Gaun Yersel.
Argyll is fortunate to have a set of very able candidates, bright, engaged, capable and likeable. And the best of them will win.
We will be at the count of Friday. The fight for Argyll and Bute is seen, rightly, as one of the most exciting in Scotland. Be sure you vote.
- David Graham, Labour Party: David Graham: a Labour loyalist
- Mike Mackenzie, Scottish Nationalist Party: Mike Mackenzie: a complex Nationalist
- Elaine Morrison, Scottish Green Party: Elaine Morrison: a renewable energy
- Gary Mulvaney, Conservative Party: Gary Mulvaney: no standard Tory
- Alan Reid Liberal Democrat Party: Alan Reid: the political realist