Alba Party Candidate for Rutherglen

by Jim4Indy in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Alba Party Candidate for Rutherglen

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by Jim4Indy in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Jim Eadie will contest the newly established Rutherglen Constituency, where he lives, on behalf of the ALBA Party.

Jim has substantial experience of community representation and development having been a Member of the Scottish Parliament between 2011-2016. He brings with him a strong political foundation having been Convener of the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee of the Scottish Parliament between 2014–16.

Jim left the SNP and joined the ALBA Party in 2021 stating that he believed his former party had allowed independence to be dropped as a priority.

Before entering politics, the ALBA Party candidate worked for the Royal College of Nursing and for STV before becoming the head of the Scottish branch of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Association Industry (ABPI). Since leaving the Scottish Parliament he has had significant roles in national organisations having been the Housing Policy lead for Age Scotland as well as being employed by the Peoples Postcode Lottery. Most recently, he has worked for Kenny MacAskill MP and Neale Hanvey MP.

ALBA Party believes that every election should be fought seeking a mandate for independence and that the Scottish Parliament should legislate for the referendum proposed by Ash Regan MSP to break the Section 30 logjam.

Commenting ALBA Party General Election candidate for Rutherglen Jim Eadie said:

“At the upcoming General Election only the ALBA Party will be offering the people the choice to vote for independence.

The SNP strategy for the General Election is incoherent and recently the Greens have said that independence is no longer a red line for them and that they would even be happy to prop up a unionist Government at Holyrood.

Scotland is country with enviable natural resources but in the Rutherglen constituency, similar to others across Scotland, we have too many families and children living in poverty and far too many people unable to afford to heat their homes. That is unacceptable and with the powers of independence we can end the absurdity of fuel poor Scots in energy rich Scotland.

The ALBA Party are now Scotland’s independence party. That is why we are planning a wide scale intervention across Scotland at the General Election, and I am delighted to play my part by giving the people of Rutherglen the choice of voting for independence, while also playing my part to ensure that local needs are addressed.”

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