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Eilidh Whiteford, MP for Banff & Buchan

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WHITEFORD ENCOURAGES YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE SURE OF THEIR VOTE AS YOUNG SNP CANDIDATES WIN ACROSS BANFF & BUCHAN

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

SNP Westminster candidate for Banff & Buchan Eilidh Whiteford has greeted the results of the local school elections in Banff & Buchan as an opportunity to remind young people of the importance of their vote and to make sure they are registered.

Aberdeenshire Council held school elections in 6 secondary schools across Aberdeenshire. At Fraserburgh Academy, SNP candidate Scot West triumphed, while at Turriff Academy – the only other school in Banff & Buchan to take part in the election – the SNP also won with candidate Keenan Nicol triumphing. Overall, the SNP candidates won 4 of the 7 contests across Aberdeenshire.

Commenting on the results, Eilidh Whiteford said:

"School elections are fantastic fun for those involved and they also get across the serious message that voting is very important. This was graphically illustrated at one of the schools in Banchory where only one vote separated first place and second place.

"I offer my warm congratulations to Keenan and Scot on their election success. Anyone aged 18 or over on polling day will be eligible to vote as long as their name appears on the electoral register and I would encourage people to check that they are indeed registered to vote. If any assistance is required then my campaign team will be happy to help or advise on voter registration on 01779 490400."

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