Local community campaigners, John Shaw and Lisa-Marie Hughes, have been selected to stand for the SNP in the Renfrew North and Braehead ward.
Dad of two, John Shaw has lived in Renfrew all his life and as well as being an active community campaigner, including serving as a Renfrew Community Councillor, he is also a member of Renfrew High School Parent Council. John previously served as Vice-Chair of Kirklandneuk Primary School Parent Council and was Club Secretary for Renfrew Football Club. John also works as Office and Constituency Manager to Gavin Newlands MP. He has been a member of the SNP for over 20 years and serves as Constituency Organiser, managing a number of local election campaigns.
Lisa Marie-Hughes works as a Support Worker and joined the SNP in the aftermath of the Scottish Independence Referendum. She serves as the local SNP Women’s Officer and has led a number of local campaigns, including collecting items for those Syrian refugees affected by the humanitarian crisis.
John Shaw, SNP Candidate for Renfrew North and Braehead, said: “I have lived in Renfrew all my life and as well as working in the town, I am also active in the local community, serving as a Renfrew Community Councillor. Through my job and work in the community, I believe I am well aware of the issues facing the people of Renfrew.
“I care deeply for the town and after five years of Renfrew being neglected by Labour-controlled Renfrewshire Council, I want to be a strong voice for the town, standing up for my local community in Renfrewshire Council.”
Lisa-Marie Hughes, SNP Candidate for Renfrew North and Braehead, said: “My work as a Support Worker has put me on the front-line to the pain that the Tories are causing to the most vulnerable in our society. These austerity-driven policies are affecting our local communities and it’s important that we have strong, local voices challenging these policies.
“Renfrew is a fantastic town, however, it has been forgotten about by Renfrewshire Labour. John and I will be a strong team for the town, standing up for Renfrew and championing it in Renfrewshire Council.”