Heather selected as Gordon Labour candidate

Heather Herbert will battle for the Gordon seat in the General Election.
Heather Herbert will battle for the Gordon seat in the General Election.

Heather Herbert has been selected as the Labour candidate in Gordon in the General Election.

Heather (44) lives locally and works for the University of Aberdeen, having previously been employed by Aberdeenshire Council.

She said: “The Labour Party recognises the need for effective action to tackle climate change. Our policies for a Green Industrial Revolution focus on creating jobs while building energy-efficient homes and tackling fuel poverty.

"I am honoured to be standing as the Labour candidate in Gordon, with such policies which offer real change to local people.

"The Tories’ cuts agenda has led to a startling rise in poverty across the area, and we need an urgent end to the cruel system of Universal Credit and in-work poverty.

"Labour will raise the living wage to £10 an hour for all workers regardless of age and we will tackle the inequalities that people living in poverty face.

"The focus which the Tories have had on Brexit has meant that the real issues facing people in our communities have been neglected. Labour will end the uncertainty and the stress this brings by giving the public the final say on Brexit within six months of taking office.

"Having been out and about talking to local people, I know that people are looking for the kind of real change which Labour offers.”