The Scottish National Party has named Stewart McDonald as their man for Glasgow South in May’s general election.
Originally from Castlemilk, SNP candidate Stewart now lives in Strathbungo and has the backing of Cathcart MSP James Dornan.
He told The Extra: “I am absolutely delighted that local members have put their trust in me to be the SNP’s candidate in May — and I’m looking forward to taking the SNP’s positive message to the people of Glasgow South.
“People in Glasgow South deserve an MP who’ll always stand up for their interests and who’ll never vote to continue the economic failure of Tory austerity like Labour MPs did just a few weeks ago.
“If I’m elected in May I will always stand up for local people, and will fight tooth and nail against austerity, unfair Westminster policies like the bedroom tax and the moral and economic obscenity of spending £100bn on Trident renewal.”
James Dornan MSP congratulated Stewart on his selection, calling him “an outstanding candidate who will work tirelessly over the next few months to bring the SNP’s positive message to the people of Glasgow South.
“I’m looking forward to working with him as part of a strong, local SNP team.
“Labour have let our area down for too long. I’m confident that Stewart will always stand up for local people, and will make sure Glasgow South’s voice is heard at Westminster like never before.”