Thursday, August 06, 2009
Eileen Baxendale to fight Glasgow North East By-Election for the Lib Dems
Glasgow North East Liberal Democrats have chosen retired Social Worker Eileen Baxendale as their candidate in the forthcoming Glasgow North East by-election.
Eileen has also served the community as a Director of the Ethnic Minorities Law Centre and the Fair Shares Trust.
Speaking after her selection, Eileen said:
“I’m delighted to be chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate in this election. If elected I will be a strong voice for the people of Glasgow North East in Westminster.
“At a time when faith in MPs is at an all time low, it’s time for a fresh start in Springburn.
“Gordon Brown’s Labour Government is gasping its last breath. Labour are out of touch and letting local people down. The SNP is no alternative. They will be full of empty promises - their track record at Holyrood speaks volumes.
“If people in Glasgow North East want a committed voice to stand up for them in Westminster, they should vote Liberal Democrat. I will be a strong champion for the people of Glasgow North East.”
Scottish Liberal Democrat Glasgow MSP Robert Brown added:
“Local people deserve a hardworking MP who will speak out on issues that matter to them, like unemployment and crime. Eileen will make a great MP for Glasgow North East.”
With her background, Eileen Baxendale is extremely well placed to fight for Glasgow North East. She understands the problems people are facing, she has experience of empowering people to regenerate their communities and has a long record of public service.
I'm sure she'll inject some light into what has so far been an aggressive, heated war of words between the Labour and SNP candidates.