Former Labour councillor backs SNP candidate for Donside by-election


Former Labour councillor and Aberdeen Donside resident Norman Collie – who sat on Aberdeen City Council between 2003 and 2012 – has today given his backing to the SNP’s Mark McDonald for the by-election.

The support of the prominent community figure has been warmly welcomed by Mark McDonald, who said he is “touched” to have earned Mr Collie’s trust.

Backing SNP candidate Mark McDonald for Aberdeen Donside, former Labour councillor Norman Collie said:

“I have known Mark for several years now and his first priority in every elected position he has held has always been to put the needs of his constituents first. He grew up in the Aberdeen Donside constituency and his decision to stand in this by-election shows just how much he cares about achieving the very best for people living in this City.

“I have no doubt that if people in Aberdeen Donside vote for Mark McDonald, they will be electing a constituency MSP who will fight for them locally and speak up for them nationally.

“He will be a strong local voice and I hope that voters will put their trust in him to follow in Brian Adam’s footsteps as constituency MSP for Aberdeen Donside.”

Welcoming the backing of Norman Collie, SNP Candidate for Aberdeen Donside Mark McDonald said:

“I am touched that Norman Collie has given me this endorsement and I am determined to live up to his trust in me if elected on June 20th.

“People in Aberdeen Donside rightly expect their MSP to be a strong local voice on their behalf and that is exactly what I will be if people in this constituency give me their backing.

“Whether it is standing up to school closures or protecting the council tax freeze that saves so much for people in Aberdeen, I will always put the needs of people in Aberdeen Donside first.”