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Nicola Sturgeon compelled to make U-turn over ‘ludicrous’ choice to ban males from seat | Politics | Information – NEWS BY CONVI GMBH

Nicola Sturgeon compelled to make U-turn over ‘ludicrous’ choice to ban males from seat | Politics | Information

James Dornan, who represents Glasgow Cathcart, introduced in February he wouldn’t be standing for re-election within the 2021 Holyrood contest, however modified his thoughts in July. The MSP was elected in 2011 and was appointed as an SNP deputy whip in 2015.


Nevertheless, learnt that the occasion’s ruling nationwide government committee (NEC) determined at a gathering on Thursday to use an all-women shortlists rule to the Cathcart seat which was because of Mr Dornan’s comparatively late shift in place.

All-women shortlists may be mandated by the occasion in any seat the place the incumbent SNP MSP is standing down, this web site understands.

Nevertheless, talking at present, Mr Dornan stated the occasion’s Nationwide Secretary has stated an all-women shortlist is not going to apply in his constituency because it was “deemed unconstitutional”.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Dornan, stated: “I do know many will already remember however at present I have been knowledgeable that the choice made by NEC to make Glasgow Cathcart an all girls shortlist has now been rescinded by the Nationwide Secretary because it was deemed unconstitutional.”


He added: “Clearly I am delighted and wish to thank the occasion for coping with this ludicrous choice with such velocity and effectivity.

“I can now think about trying ahead to placing myself ahead for choice and can fortunately contest the choice in opposition to any and all challengers.”

Earlier than the change, Mr Dornan stated he can be “difficult what I think about to be a call primarily based on a false premise”.

He added when the unique choice was made: “I think about myself to be the perfect candidate for this constituency that I dwell in and grew up on.

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Angus Robertson, who was deputy chief of the occasion till 2018, having misplaced his seat within the Commons on the 2017 basic election, additionally plans to face within the constituency and attracts important assist from many SNP members.

Mr Biagi stood down from Holyrood for well being causes however stated he has been persuaded to face once more.

Asserting his choice, Mr Biagi, stated: “Edinburgh Central SNP wants a candidate who can deliver members collectively; one who is aware of the constituency and its points inside-out.

“Above all, we deserve a selection. Activists have been asking me to face once more for the seat I used to symbolize. I’ve now agreed to place my title ahead.”