“If elected I would provide the same good service as my Labour predecessors: loyal public servants engaged at a local level, ensuring that their community got what it needed and deserved." Nick Taylor
Moray Labour Party has selected Nick Taylor to contest the forthcoming Elgin City North by-election. Nick is a lecturer at Moray College and graduate of the prestigious London School of Economics, and contested the ward in the Moray Council elections in May.
The by-election has been caused by the resignation of independent councillor Sandy Cooper, following a series of complaints about his conduct during the recent elections.
Commenting on his selection, Nick said:
“Mr Cooper betrayed the trust of those who voted for him, and has put the Moray community to the enormous expense and inconvenience of running a by-election. However, misfortune can be turned to opportunity.
“I have the honour of having been selected as the Scottish Labour candidate for Elgin City North for the local by-election. I urge you to support my candidacy.
“If elected I would provide the same good service as my Labour predecessors: loyal public servants engaged at a local level, ensuring that their community got what it needed and deserved. I commit myself to working with other councillors who are committed to the pursuit of progressive policies, and to holding the new administration to account.
“We need to push for policies that are designed to expand local services rather than cutting them.
“These include policies to improve education and training, and chances for young people – expanding services for the elderly and vulnerable, addressing the housing shortage in Moray. Local transport which is run in the interests of the many, rather than for private profit and reform and replacement of the unfair Council Tax, plus the provision of local GP services in the north of Elgin.
“I urge the voters of Elgin North to exercise their civic duty and go to their local polling place once again. Please don’t succumb to voter fatigue. Democracy has its costs, but it also has its rewards.
“There are many social and economic issues that need to be addressed at a local level. There is much that can be done. There is much that needs to be done to create a Scotland and Moray that are run for the many, not the few.
“Let us be ambitious and optimistic. Let us ditch the failed policies of austerity, the spreadsheet and the calculator, and build a community that works for everyone.”
Moray Labour leader John Divers added:
“Nick has been a hard-working candidate in Elgin North, and I am certain that if he is elected he will be a hard-working Councillor. He has a brilliant mind and fresh ideas, which is exactly what the Council needs. With the Tory-Independent administration determined to cut jobs and services, it’s clear that we need strong voices for change in the Council chamber, not more of the status quo.
“Nick is the only candidate who will stand up for the many, not the few.”