Meet Alison Taylor, Scottish Labour candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire North Meet Alison Taylor, Scottish Labour candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Meet Alison Taylor, Scottish Labour candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire North who will be standing against the SNP’s Gavin Newland’s, John Boyd of the... Meet Alison Taylor, Scottish Labour candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire North

Meet Alison Taylor, Scottish Labour candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire North who will be standing against the SNP’s Gavin Newland’s, John Boyd of the Lib Dems and David Gardiner Scottish Conservatives.

Alison, 50 said today: “I confirm that I submitted my nomination papers today as Labour’s chosen candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire North in the 2017 General Election on 8 June.

“Jim Murphy, former Secretary of State for Scotland has endorsed my campaign. Jim fought hard in 2014 to ensure our Union stayed intact. I will oppose a divisive 2nd referendum whilst spreading a positive message for jobs, investment and opportunity for all in this area.


Photo: Alison Taylor

Alison is a senior director and chartered surveyor and has nearly thirty years of experience in business, locally and nationally.

She joined the Labour Party in 1998 having campaigned for a yes, yes vote in the devolution referendum in 1997.

Sitting as the Chair of Scottish Labour’s business forum for many years she has taken a lead in bringing Labour and the Scottish business community together to improve Labour’s understanding of business and creating opportunities for the Labour politicians and business leaders to work together.




Alison studied at Paisley College of Technology and has lived locally since 1996. She is married and has a grown up daughter.

She also campaigned to remain in the UK during the independence referendum and is committed to opposing a second independence referendum. Alison also supported remain in the EU referendum last year and will work to oppose a hard Tory Brexit.

She said: “I won’t go to Westminster to back a hard Brexit either. The economy in Scotland is flat lining and we need to ensure jobs, workers’ rights and investment are protected during the Britexit negotiations ahead.

“I will be standing up for Renfrewshire and Scotland’s interests every step of the way. I believe only Labour can win this seat from the SNP on June 8th and hope to appeal to a large part of the constituency on these two most important issues affecting our community’s future.“

  • Harry Dee

    19 May 2017 #1 Author

    From Conservative Head Office to the Scottish Labour Branch Office:

    Labour voters of Scotland I have come before you today to ask you to give the Conservative party your vote to defeat the rebellious Scottish Nationalists. They must be destroyed. They must be exterminated. They have exposed us and our ‘strong and stable’ policy because they have been strong and stable for ten years. Everytime we come up with a way of keeping down the poor and the sick and disabled, they find a way of getting around it. This is the second time we have tried to destroy resistance in Scotland. My leader Margaret Thatcher destroyed the trade unions and industrial classes in the 1970’s and 80’s. Now we want to finish the job. We need the help of Labour voters. Those of you too weak to realise your own strength in unity with the Civic Nationalists. We have nearly lost Scotland. All of its oil reserves, fishing, whisky,tourism,renewable energy is going to keep Westminster going while we negotiate a hard Brexit. We made a big mistake and need a way of paying for it. We are depending on Labour voters to vote for the Union over any other consideration including your own children and older people’s welfare. Despite our history of decimating local communities we hope Labour voters will vote for the Conservatives. We have a list of the people some of you hate.
    Our branch office has done its best to stir up tension appealing to your religious prejudices -something I do not understand. Divide and rule is something I do understand. We will defeat the civic Nationalists only if you obey our will. Obey. Obey. Obey. Obey. Obey.

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