DUE to councillor Bill Middleton standing down from Angus Council at the next election, the Forfar branch meeting of the SNP adopted Councillor Glennis Middleton and Lynne Devine as their candidates for the council elections to be held in May next year.
The whole membership of the branch had been involved in the selection process over some months after which the two women were selected. Glennis Middleton has been a councillor for 17 years and, when the SNP were in administration, held the post of Convener of the Social Work Committee. She currently sits on the Social Work Committee where she is opposition spokesperson, Strategic Policy and Neighbourhood Services. She is chair of Forfar Resource Store and vice-chair of Tayside Community Justice Authority, as well as a director of Angus Community Care Charitable Trust.
Lynne Devine, a retired Additional Support Needs teacher, has lived and worked in Forfar for 17 years. She has been involved with Gala Week, served on the skatepark committee for five years and is now on the committee of Pitstop, the youth project in Academy Street. Within the SNP she has been the convener of John Swinney’s former North Tayside constituency association and the secretary and convener of the local branch. During the Scottish Parliament election she was campaign manager for this constituency. In her spare time, she enjoys tai chi, dancing and is a member of Forfar U3A book group.