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UoA student to stand for Lib Dems in Aberdeen North

History student Desmond Bouse was elected to Aberdeen City Council in 2022

By Josh Pizzuto-Pomaco

Desmond Bouse was elected to the Council in 2022, then a third year History student

University of Aberdeen student and Aberdeen City Councillor Desmond Bouse will stand for the Liberal Democrats in the next general election, The Gaudie can reveal.

Cllr Bouse, who repesents George St and Harbour ward, will contest the Aberdeen North constituency- held by Kirsty Blackman (SNP) since 2015.

The history student was elected to the Council in May 2022- then in his third year at UoA.

The Lib Dems finished fourth in Aberdeen North at the last General Election in 2019.

Candidate Isobel Davidson tallied 2846 votes, 7.6% of the total.

Cllr Bouse joins Mrs Blackman, Cllr Lynn Thomson (Labour), and Gillian Tebberen (Conservatives) as candidates for the Westminster seat.

He told The Gaudie:

"I’m delighted and honoured to have been selected as my party’s candidate for Aberdeen North at the next General Election. People are fed up with both UK and Scottish governments and are desperate for an alternative - I look forward to making the case that the Liberal Democrats can form part of that alternative."

Blackman, Thomson, and Tebberen faced off at The Gaudie’s Just Transition Panel last Friday, alongside Aberdeen Greens Co-Convenor Guy Ingerson.

The next general election is expected to be held in May or November of 2024.


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