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Labour announce Forres candidate for 2022 Moray Council election

By Jonathan Clark

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LABOUR has announced its Forres candidate for next year’s Moray Council election.

James Hynam (33), from Kinloss, has been unanimously selected by the Moray Labour Party to stand in the town's ward in the forthcoming elections.

Labour candidate James Hynam.
Labour candidate James Hynam.

Mr Hynam is a father of four and a local healthcare worker.

His children attend Kinloss Primary School, where James sits on the parents’ council. He has been involved in campaigning for improved road safety around the school.

After his selection, Mr Hynam outlined his desire to run a "positive" campaign.

He said: "I’m thrilled to have been selected to represent Labour in the community where I live, the community in which I grew up, and the community in which I’m raising my kids.

“I know from campaigning in the area in recent elections that people are fed up with the negative tone of politics in recent years.

"I plan on running a positive, community-focused campaign – making the case for investment in Moray schools, housing, and community care."

John Divers, Labour leader on the Moray Council, added: "I’m delighted that James will be joining our team of candidates for next year’s elections.

"Folk in Moray know that we don’t run paper candidates – we only ever select candidates who we think will make good councillors.

"I have every confidence that a young candidate with James’ experience of working in health and social care will bring fresh ideas and vigour to the forthcoming election campaign and, hopefully, to the Moray Council too.”

Local council elections will take place across Scotland on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Moray Council has eight wards, with each represented by either three or four councillors. In total, 26 will be elected in the area.

Further candidate announcements will follow in due course.

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