SNP announces full list of 2019 general election candidates
The SNP has announced its full list of candidates for the forthcoming general election on 12 December.
All 35 of the SNP MPs who were elected in 2017 have been reselected for their constituencies.
They are joined by 24 other candidates including SNP MEP Alyn Smith in Stirling, former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill in East Lothian and SNP Scottish Parliament communications head Fergus Mutch in West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.
Former MPs from the 2015 intake who lost their seats in 2017 Richard Arkless, Margaret Ferrier, Calum Kerr, Anne McLaughlin, John Nicolson, Kirsten Oswald and Owen Thompson are also re-standing in this election.
Ian Blackford, the candidate for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, said: “This is one of the most crucial general elections in living memory.
“Voting for the SNP offers an escape route for Scotland away from this Westminster mess - the damage of Brexit, and austerity.
“Only with a strong group of SNP MPs at Westminster, can we call a halt to the Tories' plan to sell off our NHS in a Trump trade deal.
“We have seen in the last parliament that the absence of a so-called official opposition meant that only the SNP effectively challenged the Tories.
“In this election in Scotland, the only way to escape Brexit is by voting SNP.
“On December 12th, people across Scotland face a clear choice between the continued chaos of the Westminster parties, or to put Scotland’s future into Scotland’s hands, instead of Boris Johnson’s.”
Full list of candidates:
Richard Arkless, Dumfries and Galloway
Hannah Bardell, Livingston
Mhairi Black, Paisley & Renfrewshire South
Ian Blackford, Ross, Skye & Lochaber
Kirsty Blackman, Aberdeen North
Steven Bonnar, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Deidre Brock, Edinburgh North & Leith
Alan Brown, Kilmarnock & Loudoun
Amanda Burgauer, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweedale
Amy Callaghan, East Dunbartonshire
Lisa Cameron, East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Douglas Chapman, Dunfermline & West Fife
Joanna Cherry, Edinburgh South West
Ronnie Cowan, Inverclyde
Angela Crawley, Lanark & Hamilton East
Martyn Day, Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Martin Docherty-Hughes, West Dunbartonshire
Dave Doogan, Angus
Allan Dorans, Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock
Marion Fellows, Motherwell & Wishaw
Margaret Ferrier, Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Stephen Flynn, Aberdeen South
Stephen Gethins, North East Fife
Patricia Gibson, North Ayrshire & Arran
Patrick Grady, Glasgow North
Neil Gray, Airdrie & Shotts
Neale Hanvey, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Drew Hendry, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey
Stewart Hosie, Dundee East
Calum Kerr, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Chris Law, Dundee West
Robert Leslie, Orkney and Shetland
David Linden, Glasgow East
Kenny MacAskill, East Lothian
Catriona MacDonald, Edinburgh South
Angus MacNeil, Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Sarah Masson, Edinburgh West
Stewart McDonald, Glasgow South
Stuart McDonald, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East
Anne McLaughlin, Glasgow North East
John McNally, Falkirk
Laura Mitchell, Moray
Carol Monaghan, Glasgow North West
Fergus Mutch, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Gavin Newlands, Paisley & Renfrewshire North
John Nicolson, Ochil and South Perthshire
Brendan O’Hara, Argyll & Bute
Kirsten Oswald, East Renfrewshire
Paul Robertson, Banff & Buchan
Karl Rosie, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tommy Sheppard, Edinburgh East
Alyn Smith, Stirling
Chris Stephens, Glasgow South West
Alison Thewliss, Glasgow Central
Owen Thompson, Midlothian
Richard Thomson, Gordon
Philippa Whitford, Central Ayrshire
Pete Wishart, Perth and North Perthshire