Parliamentary Candidate for Moray
Joanne Kirby has been selected as the Scottish Labour Party Candidate for Moray in the forthcoming General Election.
Jo first joined the Labour Party in 1992, and worked in the House of Commons for Labour Party grandee and former Deputy Leader the Rt Hon. Harriet Harman MP, then in the United States’ Congress for New York Representative Charlie Rangel. In 2000, Jo came to the north of Scotland and became a Modern Studies teacher at Elgin Academy. Jo is currently Principal Teacher of History and Modern Studies at Milne’s High School, and lives in Miltonduff.
Speaking following her selection, Jo said:
“I am honoured to have been selected as the local candidate for Moray, the area where I have made my home.
“I hope to spend the next six weeks articulating a new vision for Moray. Moray remains the lowest waged constituency in Scotland, and no amount of constitutional wrangling will fix that. We need an MP who is focused raising wages and living standards; on improving opportunities for young people; and protecting the vital public services upon which we all rely.
“The last Labour woman to stand in this seat came within 5% of beating Angus Robertson, and no one has ever come that close since. If the voters of Moray want a real alternative to the divisiveness of the Nats and the nastiness of the Tories then they have but one option: to vote Labour on the 8th of June.”
Moray CLP Chair, Marion MacLennan, has welcomed Jo’s selection:
“I am delighted that Jo has been selected as our local candidate. I know from first-hand experience that Jo’s dedication, commitment, and passion, has made a difference to hundreds, if not thousands, of local young people over the years, including my own children. Jo will bring that same dedication commitment, and passion to representing all the residents of Moray.”