O’Hara to fight Argyll and Bute for SNP

Brendan O'Hara (third from left) has been selected as the SNP's Argyll and Bute candidate for this May's UK general election. The contenders for the role are seen here at a hustings in Rothesay on January 15: from left, they are Simon Kemp, Antony Harrison and Brendan O'Hara with the party's Isle of Bute branch convener Isobel Strong.
Brendan O'Hara (third from left) has been selected as the SNP's Argyll and Bute candidate for this May's UK general election. The contenders for the role are seen here at a hustings in Rothesay on January 15: from left, they are Simon Kemp, Antony Harrison and Brendan O'Hara with the party's Isle of Bute branch convener Isobel Strong.

Brendan O’Hara has been chosen as the SNP’s candidate for Argyll and Bute in May’s UK general election.

Mr O’Hara defeated Antony Harrison and Simon Kemp in a ballot of party members in the constituency.

His victory was announced by the party’s Westminster group leader, Angus Robertson MP, via Twitter on Wednesday.

Mr O’Hara, an active SNP member for 33 years and a TV producer who wrote, produced and directed the Road To Referendum documentary series, broadcast on STV in 2013, is the fourth challenger to the sitting Liberal Democrat MP Alan Reid: the others are Mary Galbraith (Labour), Alastair Redman (Conservative) and Caroline Santos (UKIP).