Former KEVI pupil in the running to become an MP

Braden Davy.
Braden Davy.

A former student at Morpeth’s high school will take on Alex Salmond in the upcoming General Election.

Since leaving university, 23-year-old Braden Davy has lived and worked in the North East of Scotland.

And after becoming Parliamentary Assistant to Dame Anne Begg, MP for Aberdeen South, and volunteering his time for local and national Labour campaigns, he was selected by party members in the Gordon constituency (which covers part of the Aberdeenshire council area) to be their candidate in May’s election. It is a high-profile seat as Alex Salmond will be contesting it for the Scottish National Party.

Mr Davy, who is the second youngest Labour candidate in Scotland and the fourth youngest in the UK, attended the Sixth Form at King Edward VI School and he believes that being part of its Student Voice department has helped him in developing his career.

He said: “It was an opportunity to help younger students in the school get active and for me to get involved in how the school was led.

“This included launching student-led clubs, ranging from sign language to Chinese, and making sure KEVI was involved in the wider county youth activities and the UK Youth Parliament. I believe my Student Voice involvement was fundamental to successfully achieving a place at Durham University.

“I have been actively involved in Labour Party activities since moving to Scotland and I’m looking forward to the election campaign.”