Martyn Day chosen as SNP candidate for East Falkirk

Martyn Day will stand for the SNP in East Falkirk
Martyn Day will stand for the SNP in East Falkirk

A West Lothian councillor has been selected as SNP candidate for the East Falkirk and Linlithgow constituency at May’s General Election.

Martyn Day was announced as the winner of a ballot of local party members this afternoon, beating four another nominees.

The 43-year-old from Linlithgow is a long-serving councillor and local party activist.

He will be hoping to win the seat, which includes Grangemouth, Polmont and much of the Braes, from long-serving Labour MP Michael Connarty.

Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald said: “Martyn is an outstanding candidate who will work tirelessly over the next few months to bring the SNP’s positive message to the people of the Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency – and I’m looking forward to working with him as part of a strong, local SNP team.”

Denny councillor John McNally was last month chosen as the SNP candidate for the neighbouring Falkirk constituency, which includes the town, Larbert, Stenhousemuir, Denny and Banknock.

He will face Labour candidate Karen Whitefield, among others, as serving MP Eric Joyce is standing down before the ballot on May 7.