SNP group announce local candidates standing for election

East Ren SNP Candidates - Back row L  R: Colm Merrick, Cllr Tommy Reilly, Cllr Tony Buchanan, Annette Ireland Front row L  R: Caroline Bamforth, Angela Convery
East Ren SNP Candidates - Back row L  R: Colm Merrick, Cllr Tommy Reilly, Cllr Tony Buchanan, Annette Ireland Front row L  R: Caroline Bamforth, Angela Convery

The SNP in East Renfrewshire have today (Wednesday, March 22) announced their candidates for the forthcoming local authority elections, which take place on May 4.

The team, comprising four men and three women, seeks to represent every area in East Renfrewshire.

The candidates are:

Ward 1 – Barrhead, Liboside & Uplawmoor - Angela Convery and Councillor Tommy Reilly

Ward 2 – Neilston & Newton Mearns North - Councillor Tony Buchanan

Ward 3 – Giffnock & Thornliebank - Colm Merrick

Ward 4 – Clarkston, Netherlee & Williamwood - Annette Ireland and James Mills

Ward 5 – Newton Mearns South & Eaglesham - Caroline Bamforth

SNP Group leader Cllr Tony Buchanan said: “I am delighted that we have such an excellent balance of experienced and new candidates, bringing their skills and initiative together to benefit our local communities.

“Every candidate is committed to working hard and achieving the best results for all of those who live in our local area.”

Local MP, Kirsten Oswald, commented: “This is a strong team of candidates, with diverse backgrounds and experience. The SNP is the party of communities, and electing this strong team of SNP representatives in East Renfrewshire on May 4 will benefit our local area, and allow us to protect our public services from Tory cuts.”