ROSS Stalker has been chosen as the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for the new Inverclyde and Renfrewshire West constituency in the next General Election.
The constituency covers all of the current Inverclyde seat, as well as Houston, Crosslee, and Bridge of Weir.
Mr Stalker described the upcoming election as a “critical juncture” and said he would fight for a fair deal for people across the constituency.
Mr Stalker, who stood for Renfrewshire North and West in 2021, is a biotechnology graduate of the University of the West of Scotland. He was most recently employed as a campaign organiser for the Scottish Liberal Democrats, working with campaigners to bring positive change to their communities.
He said: “I love Renfrewshire, and I am so proud to call this area my home, but we face significant challenges. After 13 years of Conservative government, this election is an opportunity for the change we desperately need.
“As those who followed my last election campaign will know, I have a particular interest in mental health. I recently experienced first hand what can happen when government takes its eye off the ball when I was impacted by the shortage in ADHD medication. We need a government that cares enough to get things right for everyone.
“I want to fight for a fair deal for people across Renfrewshire. That means real action on the cost of living, real action on climate change and water pollution, and real action to clean up our politics.”
Alex Cole-Hamilton, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader, said: “Ross is a fantastic candidate and really cares about the local area.
“The Scottish Liberal Democrats have seen a huge resurgence in recent years, showing that we can take seats off both the Conservatives and the SNP.”