The SNP in Renfrewshire have announced that their candidate for the upcoming by-election in Paisley Southeast will be Bruce MacFarlane.

Bruce was born and grew up a Paisley and was an avid Yes Paisley campaigner at 14-years-old during the Scottish Independence campaign.

MacFarlane has a law degree from Glasgow Caledonian University and works as the Constituency Office Manager for Natalie Don MSP.

Bruce has said that he will ‘wear his heart on his sleeve’ for people in Paisley.

Bruce MacFarlane told Renfrewshire News: “It is truly an honour to be the SNP candidate for Paisley Southeast in the upcoming by-election. I love Paisley, and I cannot emphasise enough that I will be a local representative for the people of Paisley.

“Paisley Southeast deserves a local councillor that will wear their heart on their sleeve and be willing to put the priorities for the people that live in the area first. I believe that I am the one to deliver on this.

“I want to be a local accessible councillor and if you give me this chance I will not let you down. If you have anything at all that you want to chat about with me then please get in touch – brucemacfarlanesnp@gmail.com.“

The Paisley Southeast by-election in ward 6 will be held on Tuesday, 14th December 2021 and polling will take place between 7am and 10pm. The election comes after councillor Paul Mack was banned for a hate campaign directed at his Renfrewshire Council colleagues Labours Eddie Devine and Constatives Alistair Mackay.

A full list of candidates will be released on Wednesday, 10th November by Renfrewshire Council.