John Ruddy has been selected to stand as Scottish Labour’s candidate for Arbroath East and Lunan in the upcoming by-election to be held on Monday, November 28.
He said: “Bob Spink was a much respected member of the community and champion of Arbroath and he will be a hard act to follow. That’s why the people of Arbroath should vote for someone who will stand up for their community rather than slavishly follow the party line. That’s why I’m standing for Scottish Labour, as our values of Fairness and Social Justice will mean I will always work on behalf of Arbroath.”
Joanne McFadden, Chair of Angus South Constituency Labour Party said: “John will make an excellent Councillor for Arbroath as he has had firsthand experience of what it means to do without and with 28.3 per cent of children in Arbroath East and Lunan living in Poverty, I know he will fight against the cuts affecting the most vulnerable in his ward. He won’t just promise change, he’ll do his best to deliver change.”