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Westminster Elections 2005
Prospective SNP Candidate For Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Karen Shirron

24 January 05
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross SNP Constituency Association have recently selected their candidate to fight the forthcoming Westminster elections. Karen Shirron is currently a local councillor with Aberdeen City Council where she is the SNP Deputy Group Leader and a Parliamentary Assistant to Brian Adam, SNP MSP for Aberdeen North. First elected to the Council in 1999 with a majority of 7, she was re-elected in 2003 with a majority of 336.

The mother of three adult daughters who has a joint degree in History and Celtic Civilisation said:
"I am really looking forward to the opportunity that fighting this constituency offers. There are some very important national issues that affect the local communities of Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and we need to make sure that local people are kept informed and, more importantly, their views listened to. During this election campaign I intend to highlight and tackle the issues that affect the local communities within Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross".

Ms Shirron, who did research in land reform as part of her postgraduate studies, has a love of Scottish history and culture which pre-empted her choice of Celtic Civilisation at degree level. She is honoured to be representing the SNP in the seat.

"The only party that fights Scotland's corner is the SNP; Scotland's party. I can assure the people of the local communities that, if elected, I will put the interests of the people of Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross first".

Contact Karen Shirron Tel 07801 792745