Stranraer man Richard Arkless has been selected by the SNP to fight a forthcoming General Election in Dumfries and Galloway.

Richard, who was born and still lives in Stranraer, has said;

‘I’m proud to confirm that I have been selected to fight the Dumfries and Galloway seat at the forthcoming General Election for the SNP – if and when Parliament gets an election date agreed.”

Richard, who was the local MP from 2015-2017, added;

Representing the area where I grew up was the biggest honour of my professional life but I’m gripped by a sense of unfinished business. I was just getting started and just beginning to make progress with the issues that really matter locally.”
“From economic regeneration to roads infrastructure, the Borderlands Growth Deal and the new South of Scotland Economic Agency, I’m excited to get the chance to be your strong local voice again. Among many other things, I want to fight for our WASPI women, climate justice and fair treatment for our citizens who need help. 

Richard, whose selection was unopposed within the SNP, concluded;

“I’ve been out knocking doors for 2 months now, speaking to voters about the issues that matter to them. I will always fight the corner for the South West, we have so much potential and I want to see it unleashed.”


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