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Candidate Focus: Sean Robertson TUSC

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.

Sean Robertson Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (Scottish TUSC) 

Sean Robertson is the lead candidate for the TUSC in the Highlands and Islands Regional List.  He is an NHS worker and socialist campaigner from Easter Ross. Sean is campaigning for a £12 per hour minimum wage and a 15% pay rise in NHS and care. Housing is also a key aim to build 10,000 council homes in Highlands and Islands.

Sean said:

“The pandemic revealed the failures of capitalism. Decades of austerity meant public services were ill-equipped to cope during Covid.

“Thousands face redundancy, but the billionaires have become even richer. Scottish TUSC fights to change this. We will take the wealth from the 1% and give it to the 99% via jobs, homes and pay rises.”

The Scottish TUSC is a pro-independence, socialist party. It aims to reverse austerity, fund a massive investment in infrastructure via wealth taxes, take into public ownership big businesses and build a green energy revolution.

Sean continued:

“We need an independent socialist Scotland. Independence alone won’t solve the problems that decades of capitalist austerity has caused in Scotland. Only via socialism can the wealth in society be used to end poverty and inequality. To win independence, asking Boris Johnson for a referendum won’t be enough. We advocate a mass movement, including strikes, occupations and mass demonstrations to secure Scotland’s democratic right to self determination.

“For an independent, socialist Scotland, vote Scottish TUSC.”

You can find out more about this candidate here:

Sean Robertson Facebook page

Socialist Party Scotland

TUSC

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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