Scottish Liberal Democrat Edinburgh Western candidate announced

Scottish Liberal Democrats have announced that Christine Jardine will be the candidate for Edinburgh West in the upcoming general election. Edinburgh West was taken by the Liberal Democrats last year when Alex Cole-Hamilton beat the SNP at the Scottish Parliament elections.

Christine Jardine has been a journalist, a broadcaster and university teacher. Christine has been at the centre of Liberal Democrat campaigning since 2009 and was the Scotland Media Adviser in Downing Street during the coalition and took 19,030 votes to come second to Alex Salmond in Gordon in 2015.

Commenting on her selection Christine Jardine said:

“Edinburgh West deserves a MP that will put the local area first.

"I will aim to provide a first class service for the constituency just like Alex Cole-Hamilton has done at the Scottish Parliament. The SNP have failed the people of this constituency and now they have a chance to elect someone who will stand up for their interests.

“Edinburgh is a city that voted both strongly against independence and for the European Union. The people of Edinburgh West deserve an MP that reflects those views and if elected I will passionately argue to keep Scotland at the heart of the UK and the UK at the heart of Europe.

“Every vote for me is a vote against independence and a vote for a better future.”

Commenting, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader. Willie Rennie MSP said:

"In this election the people in Edinburgh West face a simple choice. Continue to be let down by the SNP who have shown that they only put independence first or elect a MP who will truly represent them at Westminster.

"Edinburgh West has a proud history of Liberal Democrat MPs and come June 8th we fully intend to take it back from the SNP."

Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton added:

“Christine will be a fantastic MP for Edinburgh West. Ever since 2015 people across this constituency have been let down by the SNP and their local MP. This election is a chance to not only say no to another independence referendum but is also a chance for the people of Edinburgh West to elect a committed local MP who will work tirelessly for them. In Christine we have that MP and I cannot wait to start campaigning alongside her."

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