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Scottish Socialist Party Candidates

25 March 07
Scottish Socialist Party selects Donnie Nicolson at top of Highlands and Islands List
The SSP has announced its list candidates for the Holyrood elections for the Highlands and Islands region. Top of the list and aiming to be elected as the party's first MSP from the region is Donnie Nicolson, a former pupil of Lochaber High School.

Inverness born Donnie, 27, said, "Iím delighted to be leading the SSPís campaign for Holyrood 2007. We have a number of excellent policies for introducing a free integrated public transport system, improving rural public services, and investing in social housing. The Highlands and Islands will benefit from a young, radical voice at Holyrood. The way to achieve this is to give your Regional List vote to the SSP.Ē

An accomplished musician, Donnie is well known in the Highlands as a piper, having played since childhood, and later for teaching and competing with pipes and guitar at many local music events including the Mod and the Feis. Donnie has been a member of Lochaber Rugby Club since the age of six and played regularly for the club in the Highland League. He graduated from Glasgow University in 2000, and is now a caseworker for Rosie Kane MSP.

The SSP just missed out on getting a list MSP elected in 2003 by 870 votes out of an electorate of over 200,000 throughout the vast region, which includes the Highlands, Moray, the Northern Isles, the Hebrides and Argyll & Bute. The party will be concentrating on the Regional List vote only this time, where it has a reasonable chance of winning a seat.


Donny Nicolson