Labour announce Kathy Wiles as Angus candidate

Angus Labour Party candidate Kathy Wiles.
Angus Labour Party candidate Kathy Wiles.

Angus Labour Party has selected Kathy Wiles to be their candidate for the forthcoming Westminster election next year.

Kathy was selected at a recent hustings in Arbroath from the shortlist of candidates.

Wiles, who lives in Monikie, has lived in Angus for many years, choosing to stay in the area after completing her degree in Law at Dundee University.

She went on to work in Whitfield in Dundee and in Glenrothes in community projects before returning to Abertay University, where she worked after completing a degree in IT.

She then spent 13 years working in higher education as a specialist in learning and teaching in a number of universities before choosing to set up her own business.

Kathy has recently returned to working in the third sector with Angus Independent Advocacy, based in Arbroath.

She said: “I am extremely proud to have been chosen by Angus Labour to contest this seat in the area I know and love so well. I am looking forward to getting out to meet the people of Angus and to share the Labour message with them. I hope that local people will put their trust in me and their trust in Labour to deliver a fairer society in Angus and for the UK.”

John Ruddy, Chair of Angus Labour said: “Kathy will be an excellent candidate and will be a hard working MP for the people of Angus. Thanks to her work for Angus Independent Advocacy, she is well aware of the many issues affecting people across Angus and the need to elect a Labour Government. The choice next May could not be starker between another Tory Government with tax cuts for millionaires, and a Labour Government on the side of ordinary people.”