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Candidate Focus: Harry Christian, Scottish Libertarian Party

Scottish Parliament Election: Highlands and Islands Regional Candidates

When you vote in the Scottish Parliament elections on Thursday 6th of May 2021.There are two ballot papers.

  1. Orkney Constituency – First Past the Post – you have one vote
  2. Highlands and Islands Region – you have one vote – you vote for a political party or an independent individual.

Harry Christian Scottish Libertarian Party

Harry Christian is the lead candidate on the Highlands and Islands Regional List for the Scottish Libertarian Party.

According it its manifesto The Libertarian message is simple:

End the lockdowns and all associated mandatory practices; Rescue the right to free expression and protect it from political radicals sitting in power; Allow people to be free at the individual level and reject attempts at ‘legislated freedom’.

Scottish Libertarian Manifesto

You can find out more about this candidate here: Harry Christian Facebook page

Highlands and Islands Regional Vote

There are 2 people standing as independents (not in a political party) and there are political party lists.

If you vote for an individual that is recorded as a vote for that person.

If you vote for a political party then, depending on the share of the vote that party gets across the whole region, the candidates are elected from that party selected list. The political parties have ranked their candidates according to their selection rules of who they think is the top one etc.

There are two Independents standing on the H&I list

  • Hazel Mansfield
  • Andy Wightman

Scottish National Party (SNP)

  1. Emma Roddick
  2. Kate Forbes
  3. Maree Todd
  4. Fergus Ewing
  5. Tom Wills
  6. Mike MacKenzie
  7. Robert Leslie
  8. Rhiannon Spear
  9. Jamie Szymkowiak
  10. Qasim Hanif
  11. Ken Gowans
  12. Sarah Fanet

Conservative

  1. Douglas Ross
  2. Edward Mountain
  3. Donald Cameron
  4. Jamie Halcro Johnston
  5. Tim Eagle
  6. Ella Robertson McKay
  7. Struan Mackie
  8. Sam Bown
  9. Gavin Berkenheger
  10. Nick Tulloch

Labour

  1. Rhoda Grant
  2. John Erskine
  3. Marion Donaldson
  4. Jo Kirby
  5. Coilla Drake
  6. Lewis Whyte
  7. Shaun Fraser

Scottish Greens

  1. Ariane Burgess
  2. Anne Thomas
  3. Fabio Villani
  4. Steve Sankey
  5. Debra Nicolson
  6. Sand Ownsett
  7. Topher Dawson
  8. Lisa Jane Mead
  9. Chris Ballance
  10. Isabella Sumsion
  11. Phyl Meyer
  12. Luna Martin

Liberal Democrat

  1. Alan Reid
  2. Molly Nolan
  3. Denis Rixson
  4. William Sinclair
  5. Sheila Ritchie
  6. David Gregg
  7. Neil Mitchison

Alba

  1. Kirk Torrance
  2. Craig Berry
  3. Josh Robertson
  4. Judith Reid

All For Unity

  1. Moira Ramage
  2. Patricia Watson
  3. Robbie Munro
  4. Donald Boyd
  5. Paul Burrows
  6. Alastair Kennedy
  7. Paul Bradburn

Reform UK

  1. Sandra Skinner
  2. Les Durance
  3. Kate Brownlie
  4. Catherine Mount

UKIP

  1. Robert Stephenson
  2. Robert Scorer
  3. Michael Burger de Frémol
  4. Duncan Geddes
  5. Alan Breeze
  6. Bryan Foster

Abolish The Scottish Parliament

Jack Malcolm

Freedom Alliance

  1. Tina McCaffery
  2. Emma Idzidowska
  3. Phil Breed
  4. Gary Cheesman
  5. Anne McCloskey

Restore Scotland

  1. Brian Nugent
  2. Andrew Macdonald

Scottish Family Party

  1. Michael Willis
  2. Phillipp Tanzer
  3. Shena McLelland
  4. Sophie Hendry
  5. Dolores Hughes

Scottish Libertarian Party

  1. Harry Christian
  2. Calum Liptrot

TUSC

  1. Sean Robertson
  2. Yolanda Piotrowicz
  3. Luke Ivory

You can find out more here: Ballot Box Scotland

Orkney Constituency- there are 4 candidates standing:

  • Samuel Bown – Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Coilla Drake – Scottish Labour Party.
  • Robert Fraser Leslie – Scottish National Party (SNP).
  • Liam Scott McArthur – Scottish Liberal Democrats.

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  1. Looks like some people have blinkers on. The situation in India and Canada right now is horrendous. People protesting lockdown in Brussels, massive party in the park, people protesting lockdown in Canada, are they mad?

    India is seeing new Covid strains, not quite known how virulent on transmissible they are, but it seems they are possibly worse than first wave, and some evidence they can outwit current vaccines.

    Dr. John Campbell over at YouTube does daily updates re Covid, he has experience of working in India and Nepal. He is in touch with Doctors in India, yesterday he did a call with a Dr working on the ground in India. It’s seriously scary. He did a summary of the call later on, because the sound wasn’t great originally. Have a reckie if interested.

    One of the Indian variants is already in the UK, anyone denying science, and rejecting
    measures to curtail the spread is surely not looking at the whole picture.
    Lockdowns are dreadful, no one wants restrictions on their freedoms, but temporarily, along with vaccinations, it’s a necessary if depressing measure to get this virus under control. It’s really not over yet. 😔

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