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Neil Mackinnon

Neil Mackinnon is a Scottish Green Party candidate in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency in the UK Parliamentary general election.

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Neil Mackinnon's policies

Statement to voters

Neil MacKinnon was brought up in Peebles, he spent three years studying at the college of Textiles where I gained a chemistry degree and made many friends, moved away in 1991 but returned to Galashiels in 2001 where I have lived since.

Full statement

Neil worked as a research chemist for eight years after leaving Galashiels and for the last 20 years he has worked as a service engineer in the scientific sector. This background has given him a good understanding of the mechanisms behind climate change and the importance of swift action at local and national levels to address this, this led him to join the Scottish Green Party. Neil has three children who have been through the school system in Galashiels so he is aware of the need for a replacement for the Academy to be delivered as soon as possible, however he considers it important that this is done in the least environmentally impactful way, and also that the finished building is a zero emissions building or as close to it as possible. Neil plays bagpipes for Stow pipe band and is on the committee, playing at local festivals and further afield. He is very aware of pressure on local bands and organisations brought about from Covid disruption, he feels community bands require more support from local government, especially with regards to free tuition in schools, knowing bands like these give young people a sense of purpose and belonging, forging friendships and learning skills that will last them a lifetime. Neil wants to give something back to his local community, in a town and area that he loves. He has not been politically active all that long but is keen to make a difference, having seen the number of small local groups making a difference in their own ways, he is inspired by their efforts and would like to be in a position to help groups like these prosper and grow.

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Neil Mackinnon's elections

Date Election Party Results Position
2024 Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk: UK Parliamentary general election Scottish Green Party (Results due after 04 July 2024) Position not available
2022 Galashiels and District: Scottish Borders local election Scottish Green Party We do not collect voting data for Single Transferable Vote elections. Position not available
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