Alan Reid to stand for LibDems

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Argyll and Bute Liberal Democrats have selected Alan Reid to be their candidate for the constituency in the next general election.

Mr Reid served as the MP for Argyll and Bute from 2001 until 2015 and is currently a councillor for the Cowal ward.

‘The Scottish Liberal Democrats is the only party committed to keeping Scotland in both the UK and in Europe,’ Mr Reid said. ‘The key issue of my campaign will be to gather support for a People’s Vote to give everyone the chance to have their say on Brexit.

‘The surveys we have been carrying out in Argyll and Bute show overwhelming support for a People’s Vote.’

Cathy McInnes, convener of Argyll and Bute Liberal Democrats, said: ‘Argyll and Bute needs Alan Reid back. We want an MP with a proven track record of delivering for the constituency, not an SNP MP who will spend another five years arguing for independence.’

Former councillor Andrew Nisbet who is acting at the constituency’s Liberal Democrat election agent, said: ‘During his 14 years as our local MP, Alan achieved a lot for Argyll and Bute, such as five pence a litre off fuel duty on the islands and the investment of millions of pounds to start the rollout of superfast broadband.’