SNP announces candidate for East Berwickshire

Joan Campbell
Joan Campbell

Berwickshire SNP has announced Joan Campbell as their candidate for the East Berwickshire ward in May’s Scottish Borders Council elections.

Joan, who lives in Chirnside, said: “I’m honoured to be selected as the SNP candidate for East Berwickshire. I grew up here, attending Cockburnspath Primary and Eyemouth High Schools although my school contemporaries will remember me as Joan Umpherston. Since then, I have worked in the NHS, graduated MA(Hons) from Glasgow University, for 26 years was a self employed partner in a light engineering company, and finally worked with an international electronics company. I am currently the chairperson of Heathgrange Residents’ Association in Chirnside.

“If elected I intend to put my varied experience to good use working for more investment and infrastructure improvements in East Berwickshire. Increasing local jobs will be my top priority. I want to ensure that young people in particular don’t have to leave the area to work as I had to many years ago.”

Councillor Donald Moffat said: “I’m delighted Joan is standing in East Berwickshire and I look forward to welcoming her as part of our SNP team in May.