Lisa-Marie Hughes, one of the SNP Candidates in Renfrew North and Braehead, has criticised the Renfrewshire Labour Party for failing to put forward a gender balanced field of candidates for the upcoming Council elections.
The Labour Party have just announced their field of candidates for the upcoming Local Government Elections – weeks after the SNP presented their gender balanced field of candidates.
Lisa-Marie Hughes – who is standing for the SNP in Renfrew North and Braehead alongside John Shaw – also serves as the Women’s Officer for the SNP in Renfrewshire North and West.
She said: “Where the SNP have put forward a gender balanced field of candidates, it is deeply disappointing to see Renfrewshire Labour have not only failed to meet the SNP in doing this but have presented a candidate group with less than 25% women.
“The Councillors that work for us in Renfrewshire Council should be representative of the communities that they serve, but for too long that has not been the case.
“I am proud that the SNP have put forward a gender-balanced field of candidates that have the positive ideas and vision to improve Renfrewshire. Where Renfrewshire Labour has struggled to find candidates, Renfrewshire SNP has the enthusiasm, the experience and the new ideas to help transform Renfrewshire for the better.”
Main photo: Lisa-Marie Hughes, SNP Candidates in Renfrew North and Braehead