THE SNP have selected Mairi McAllan to stand for the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency in June’s General Election.

The trainee solicitor was brought up in Biggar and stood as a candidate on the South of Scotland regional list in the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary Election.

She earned a degree in Scots law from Glasgow University and has lived in Belgium studying various aspects of European law at the University of Ghent.

She also has Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, for which she received merit, and the Law Society of Scotland award in Human Rights. And now Ms McAllan believes she has what it takes to provide an “effective opposition”.

She told the Peeblesshire News: “I am offering the people of Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale a strong voice and a clear choice. 

“A choice between a future in which I ensure their voices are heard loud and clear in Westminster, and one where crucial decisions are made, behind closed doors, by a Tory government with its own dangerous agenda.

“This is a wonderful part of Scotland and I love living here. 

“I would relish the opportunity to help our home reach its true potential and look forward to meeting as many people as possible on the campaign trail, over the next few weeks.”