Jardine joins race to become MSP

Christine Jardine is standing to be the new MSP for Aberdeenshire East in next year's Holyrood election.
Christine Jardine is standing to be the new MSP for Aberdeenshire East in next year's Holyrood election.

Christine Jardine, who gained more than 19,000 votes in her general election campaign in Gordon is to continue the fight for the Liberal Democrats in Aberdeenshire East for next year’s Holyrood election, the party has announced.

A delighted Christine said: “Its very humbling to know that people are prepared to put their faith in you. I had a lot of support in the general election - 19,030 votes - and, while it’s clear we have a lot of work to do, I know those people, and the many others who have joined the party, are looking to us to repair the health service, improve education and protect jobs.

“I am determined that the next Scottish Government will give us here in the North East a better deal on health, education, housing and more.

“I’m a Liberal. I believe politics is not about nations or states it’s about people, about individuals and should always put them first.

“Nobody should have to travel to another town to find a GP, or to the central belt for an operation or wonder if their child will have a teacher when the term resumes.

“Those are the things I want to change. That I will work to change and I will ask the electorate to help by making me their next MSP.”

Christine Jardine is a writer and broadcaster who previously worked as Editor of the Deeside Piper before becoming a radio and TV reporter in Aberdeen, and then editor of the Scottish Press Association. She has also taught journalism at RGU and the Scottish Centre for Journalism Studies.

She has one daughter who is studying at university.