Second Moray SNP candidate comes forward for potential general election
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A second potential candidate has emerged to contest the SNP nomination to stand for Westminster in any future general election.
Former Councillor and community activist Barry Weiland-Jarvis is looking to achieve the required nominations needed to go to the selection process.
Mr Weiland-Jarvis said: "At the start of this year, when it became clear that there was a possibility that Angus would not stand again, I put myself through the vetting process to become an approved party candidate.
"I am now taking the logical next step in looking for nomination to be considered for the selection process. I plan on putting to members a record of achievement, of getting things done, and of trying to make a difference in my community.
"I am a community activist and champion and it is clear that it is about time that Moray had the option of someone that will genuinely support communities and help them to grow and flourish. I believe that as a party we are at our best and boldest when we are fighting against the odds and we will need to be at our very best and boldest to battle Douglas Ross."
Mr Weiland- Jarvis was one of the leaders of the campaign to take on community ownership of Elgin Town Hall. He also spent over a decade working as a voluntary board member for Moray Housing Partnership (now Osprey Housing Moray) and chaired them through a period of significant financial and governance issues.
Mr Weiland-Jarvis added: "Moray is my home and I have been lucky to spend most of my life here. But there are issues, from the low wage economy to the numbers of young people that leave and never return. We all must work together and do more to encourage growth in our communities, more opportunities for our young people, and move to Moray forward."