Candidates for your vote

As you will surely know by now, there is to be a General Election on Thursday, December 12.

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A poll today revealed what most of us know already. Brexit is boring. We’ve lived with it for more than three years and we seem to be getting nowhere. But, please, bear with it until after the election on December 12… the outcome is too important for us to not vote

The candidates as MP for the Gordon Constituency, which takes in Kintore and most of the area around about, have been announced. If you are in any doubt as to whether you are in Gordon constituency you can check it out at ‘Find Your MP’.

If you are registered to vote, you should receive a card with details of your voting station. For most in Kintore it will be Kintore Public Hall and voting will take place from 7 am to 10 pm.

If you are not registered to vote, the deadline to register to vote is 5 pm on November 26. You can get details on this ‘Register to Vote’ page. If you would find it easier to vote by post, rather than going to the polling station, you can apply for a postal vote at ‘Apply for a postal vote’.

We try to be non-party-political on

But, we do urge everyone to get out and vote – or get a postal vote – and make your voice heard. I know our UK Government has not made it easy by having an election just before Christmas, but please make the extra effort to make your mark.

The decision we make on December 12 will affect this country for years to come. It will decide one of the most momentous events in our recent history. Yes, it will affect that thing that most of us are totally fed up with after more than three years of apparently going round in circles – yes, the dreaded ‘Breixt”.

The candidates in Gordon Constituency are:

Colin Clark, Scottish Conservative and Unionist party
Heather Herbert, Scottish Labour Party
Bradley Oates, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Gordon Thomson, Scottish National Party (SNP)

So who should you vote for. Well, since this election is really all about Brexit, here are some guidelines.

If you want Brexit to go ahead, with the latest deadline of January 31, then you would most likely want to vote for Colin Clark.

If you don’t want Brexit to go ahead on January 31, then you would most likely want to vote for Heather Herbert, Bradley Oats, or Gordon Thomson. The Labour Party is proposing a second Brexit referendum on a new deal they hope to negotiate with the EU.

The Liberal Democrats are opposed to Brexit, as are the SNP, who, of course, also want to see Scotland becoming an independent country.
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