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SCP's Highlands and Islands candidate
Former Technical Director of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
to stand as Scottish Christian Party Highlands and Islands candidate
Murdo Murray, former Technical Director of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in the Western Isles, has been selected to run at the top of the Scottish Christian Party’s Highlands and Islands regional MSP list for the Scottish Parliamentary election.
Murray, a 51-year-old consultant engineer, said “The reason that I am standing is that I feel that this is what the Lord has for me at this time. I feel that there is a real need for a God honouring, self-sufficient, sustainable strategy for peripheral areas in the Highland and Islands.”
Mr Murray, whose wife runs a bed and breakfast in Lewis, revealed that another reason why he felt that it was the Lord’s will for him to stand was because proposed equality regulations would exclude Christians from offering vital services in the Highlands and Islands.
At a press conference held at the County Hotel, in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis - that started with a prayer - Scottish Christian Party leader Revd George Hargreaves announced Mr Murray’s candidacy to the media. Revd Hargreaves stated, “The Scottish Christian Party’s Highland and Islands Regional campaign starts now.”
Revd Hargreaves confirmed reports that the Scottish Christian Party would not be contesting the constituency seat in the Western Isles. However, Mr Murray told the press conference that he intended to visit every home in the Western Isles to listen to the islanders’ concerns and views and to ask for their second vote next May.
Referring to the fact that the Scottish Christian Party will be fielding candidates in all eight Scottish Parliamentary regions, and by God’s grace and providence expects to win more than one seat; Revd Hargreaves added, “I believe that Murdo Murray will be the first Scottish Christian Party MSP returned to Holyrood. The one thing that might prevent that is the late arrival of the helicopter carrying the ballot boxes from Barra.”
Christians Together, 14/03/2007